Leaving for the weekend

Arnold Classic

Arnold Expo

So this weekend I will be gone, I am heading to Columbus Ohio for the Arnold Classic Expo and I am excited, this will be my third time going & I am hoping I get to meet some new people, make new friends, network and really just have a good time. I leaving very early in the morning and wanted to let my fellow bloggers know, to keep stay tuned to my FB page and Instagram because I plan on taking plenty of pictures and getting involved with some of the fun activities. If anyone else is going, I hope you have a good time, and if you want to meet up there, let me know, I love meeting new people, especially those of you who follow me on social media and my blog! I plan on posting pictures when I am back in town! Have a wonderful weekend. 

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“whole 30” Diet & Exercise

This blog post sheds light on the “whole 30” diet itself and how well it works with ongoing exercise & new exercise regimens. I had a client who did this diet plan, along with this wife and expressed how it gave good results but over time they both were getting bored of the concept of eating the same foods daily, he expressed to me how strict the diet was, gave me some insight into the results it produced but wanted to know more information besides what he had researched because now they are both my clients at the gym & are looking to possibly start this diet once again along with starting their new workout agenda (will have been with me for a month now) and he wanted to know 1) my opinion 2) if it will help or hinder while he and his wife exercise 3) is it worth doing 4) is it something that can be adjusted so that they don’t run into the same issue of being bored of the same food 5) where to go from there once the 30 days is over . All of which were good questions and figured, I would post about it so that if others have the same thoughts, or questions, we could solve this together. 

Personally, I have never done this diet & I don’t recommend diets to my clients (out of my scope of practice) but to learn more about nutrition and teach good behaviors would be within my scope and help them prepare for the end of the road with a positive mindset and continued results. Hopefully the research I came up with you find helpful, feel free to also share it among your peers Whole 30 & Exercise

If any of you have more to add about this particular diet, please leave it in the comments — I love hearing personal experiences and stories (who knows, I might consider you writing a guest post about your experience with this diet) 

 

 

Muscle & Strength Submission Update

It Will Be Happening

I wanted to update everyone the results of my submission, I got an email from Muscle & Strength about publishing my workout/article & the answer is YES! they will be publishing it at some point in May of this year! I am so excited & when it gets published, I will share this link/information with all of you as well

Muscle & Strength Submission

Submitted An Article to be Published

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I submitted a fitness/health article to muscle & strength (popular fitness site and supplement store) and they got back with me the other day and said they would be interested in publishing my article — which is very exciting & a huge deal because they are highly recognized & a huge step in my fitness career as a writer and personal trainer! so #crossedfingers all goes well and if so, they will add it to their content queue and have it published. When it does get published, I plan on sharing it with all of you, so everyone can read it! 

Bench Week 5

Day One Of Week 5

Warm up:

  • DB chest press: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • EZ bar bentover rows: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • Triceps extension machine: 4 x 25, 35 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press: 5 x 10 x 60%, 75 lbs

Superset:

  • DB bench press: 5 x 10, 50 lbs, 60 lbs, 70 lbs
  • Barbell bentover row: 5 x 10, 65 lbs, 75 lbs, 80 lbs

Superset:

  • Smith machine one handed row: 5 x 10, 50 lbs
  • Floor row: 5 x 10, 100 lbs, 110 lbs

Superset:

  • Assisted dips: 5 x 10, 90 lbs
  • Wide grip assisted pull ups: 5 x 10, 100 lbs, 110 lbs, 120 lbs
Cardio:
  • Stair stepper: 8 minutes, level 8

Week Four no deadlifts

Tuesday

Week four of this program I am following for deadlifts is all accessory work but I decided to keep squats around for compound lifting purposes — but it feels good taking a small break away from deadlifts to allow my body to recover faster and more efficiently. 

Warm up:

  • Body bar goodmorning: 4 x 25, 3 lbs
  • Hip circles: 4 x 25
  • Hip bridges: 4 x 25
Workout:
  • Barbell back squat: 5 x 8-10, 135 lbs
  • Box squat: 5 x 6-8, 185 lbs
Superset:
  • EZ bar goodmorning: 5 x 8-10, 40 lbs
  • Reverse hyperextensions 5 x 8-10, 25 lbs
Superset:
  • Cable pull throughs: 5 x 8-10, 40 lbs
  • Seated leg curl 5 x 8-10, 
Superset:
  • Kettlebell overhead lunges: 5 x 8-10, 8 kg
  • kettlebell swings: 5 x 8-10, 12 kg

Week Four For Bench Press Program

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Warm up:

  • Triceps extension machine: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • Chest press machine: 4 x 25, 40 lbs
  • DB reverse fly: 4 x 25, 20 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press: 5 x 3 x 75%, 95 lbs

Tri-set:

  • DB chest press: 5 x 5, 90 lbs
  • Seated lateral raises: 5 x 5, 30 lbs
  • plate front raises: 5 x 5, 35 lbs

Tri-set:

  • EZ bar close grip chest press: 5 x 5, 60 lbs
  • EZ bar curls: 5 x 5, 50 lbs
  • Pull ups: 5 x 5