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Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xoo

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My 12 Week Cut – Day 13 (Week 3)

Happy Monday!!! Fit Family 🙂

 

All of you probably thought I forgot to keep up with my program BUT no, I have been keeping up with it (just haven’t posted about it in some days because my workouts are repetitive a lot and because I wanted to give you guys something new to look at instead of sharing the same workouts) I will be doing a YouTube video today talking about my 12 week cut and some updates so that everyone can stay aware of my body and eating and workouts. I figured I would share this workout since I did go up in weight since day one in some of these exercises and let ya’ll in one a secret toward the end of this blog post.

 

Workout Session:

 
  • Incline bench press: 4 x 8-10 (increased the amount of sets by 1) 50 lb (increased the weight by 5 pounds) this was a good thing, I am feeling it very much so and it definitely is a struggle but I am happy I am able to do 50 lb at 10 reps.
  • One arm DB row: 4 x 10 -12 (increased the amount of sets by 1). 25 lb, I again increased the weight by 5 pounds and I think by next week I will be going up another 5 pounds hopefully. 
  • Seated Barbell press: 4 x 8 -10 (increased the set by 1) 40 lb, increased the weight by 5 lb. Which is very good, it is very difficult, the first set always works out but the 2nd and third set gets more difficult. I don’t think I am ready to go up another 5 until another couple of weeks on this one (which is odd, since my standing barbell press is 50-60 lb)
  • pull ups: 4 x 10 (increased the set by 1) and this did make a difference by increasing the sets, I was fatigued by the 3rd and 4th set honestly. 
  • skullcrushers: 4 x 10-12 (increased the set by 1) 20 lb and yes this does make a difference, I don’t know if I am ready for 30 lb yet, so I will stick with 20 lb for now. 
  • Dumbbell curls: 4 x 10-12 (I increased the set by 1) 40 lb. I think next week I will try to go up by 5 lb and see how I am doing, because I do well with my dumbbell curls for the most part but doesn’t mean I am ready to go full blown hulk mode.

I have finally also figured out the numbers (goals) for my low carb days,moderate carb days and high carb days based off my calories per macros, but to be honest, this is changing rapidly because I somewhat made a mistake in this, so I will talk about this in the YouTube video instead to save you from having to read a novel. 

 

My cardio has increased, today it was 10 minutes on the treadmill 4.8 speed and no incline. I felt good, no side stitch (I plan on writing about) because I just figured out what this was when I was getting sharp pains in my obliques. Hopefully it will help others who might have the same problem as I have. Otherwise , today I was out of the zone.. I really was and my right arm triceps  muscle hurt so much during my seated barbell press that it irritated me, I might have pulled something but I should hopefully be okay tomorrow. The secret is: Cutting is not easy! it takes so much dedication and discipline! I am feeling the overwhelming efforts. 

 

Are any of you on a cut program? how is it going? what week are you on? have you noticed any changes or results yet? 

 

I will share in my video what my weigh in revealed to me! lol — 

 

Your Fitness blogger,

Shay-lon xoxo

A Fitness YouTuber Did A #Shoutout To Me (Feeling Special)

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Usually I have lame videos but that is okay, because I am realizing more and more people are appreciating my content and who I am, thank you so much! 

Please check this video out! it is pretty awesome! 

12 Week ‘Cut’ Program (Day Six)

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A Rare Sunday Workout- 12 Week Cut Day Six

Happy Sunday FitFam!

 

Normally Sunday’s are my rest day, but since I started the 12 week cut program on a Tuesday, I had to do my workout on a Sunday. This coming week, it should be back to rest days for Sundays. 

Stayed tuned, I am going to have a video demonstrating one of my exercises from this workout I did. 

 

Workout Session: leg day 

 
  • Leg press: 3 x 15-20, 130 lb
  • stiff-leg deadlift: 3 x 8-10, 155 lb
  • walking DB lunge: 3 x 10, 40 lb
  • seated calf raise: 3 x 15-20, 40 lb
  • Cable crunch: 3 x 20, 35 lb
  • Seated Russian Twist: 3 x 20 ( I used a 45 lb weight plate). 

How many of you did a workout today? Are Sunday’s your day of rest? let me know in the comment section, also feel free to try these exercises! Share, comment, like and follow. 

 

Your Fitness Blogger, 

Shay-lon xxoo

Push Up Challenge – Final Day (Day 30)

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Thank you to all of you who have been very supportive of my during this challenge and cheering me on here and on my social media accounts & YouTube channel, ya’ll are awesome and  I appreciate it very much. 

This Month I will not be doing any challenges myself since I am doing this 12 week program but in the future, I will have more, so keep an eye out and still subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow my social media accounts because I will posting videos and pictures more regularly. Thank you!

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon

PR Day (1RM & leg day combo)

Hello – How are you FitFam?

Remember when I told you I was going to do some PR’s and figure out my 1RM’s and what not? or did I not tell you and kept it to myself? LOL. Either way, I did it today. I made today the day, and decided I would share some good news, hopefully all of you will proud of me, because I am proud of me in the gym so far.  I did my 1RM for: bench press, back squat and deadlift. I haven’t done my 1RM testing since like college and so it had been awhile and I needed to figure out where I was in order to continue to grow strength and excel at my goals. I will go through each one, and then I will tell you the rest of my leg day workout I did today. 

1RM results: 

  1. Back squat: 175 lb (185 lb fail – almost had the bar land on me, but was careful) lol Now while I was in college, I was doing 200 lb + and doing really well with it. Since not being able to use a barbell for a while and then after graduating not keeping up with strength gains when I had them, I lost a lot of strength and for awhile I was only able to squat less than 100 lb (YES IT WAS THIS BAD & yes I was very pissed off at myself) but since working on it and doing what I had to do, I was able to go up to 145 lb for about 6 reps. Now I am able to do a solid 1-2 reps with 175 lb. I increased my squat by 30 lb. 
  2. Bench press: 95 lb. (105- fail) Again this decreased by like 4 lb since college, but I am happy I am only 5 lb away from 100 – this is very good. I was stuck at 60-70 lb for a long time. My bench press increased by 25 lb 
  3. Deadlift: 225 lb. ( 230 lb -fail) This was VERY VERY difficult for me, since I had not always worked on my deadlift and didn’t start really doing them until about 4 months after graduating college. When I had first started deadliftng, I was only doing about 80.. or something like that and then after a while I would add more weight and was doing 105 10 reps easy, then increased it and was doing 160 as my highest. Now my deadlifts have increased by 65 lb. This was amazing to me. 

To say the least I am proud of myself for how far I have come in my strength and my progress. I realize being able to do even 1 rep for my max means a lot to me because now I will  start again training with these new numbers in mind and have them written down to keep track of progress and plateaus. All of these results reign from having to use a smith machine -_- because my gym doesn’t offer barbell free weights that are in a rack – so in all honesty, it would mean it would be about 15 or so pounds less for each of them with a free weight barbell (realistically) but even so, I would have still PR’d in all of them except for the squat since 200 lb was with a free weight barbell. For right now, we will have to just keep in mind that until I purchase one of my own or find a gym that offers one in my town (until I move) I will have to resort to the smith machine. Don’t give me too much shit for it. LOL

 

The rest of my workout……

 

Superset:

  • Goodmorning: 3 x 10, 40 lb
  • Jump split lunge: 3 x 10, 10 lb( dumbbells)

Superset:

  • single-leg deadlift: 3 x 12, 15 lb 
  • pistol squats: 3 x 12

Superset:

  • vertical crunches: 3 x 10
  • roman sit ups: 3 x 10

push up challenge: 40 reps

 

All in all, I am happy with my progress, wish I could be using more free weights but still able to get gains using the smith machine for now. Honestly, I don’t hate the smith but because I am not used to it, it can be hard to do some workouts on it, verse what I would normally do with a free weight barbell, but I use my resources 🙂 hopefully all of you enjoyed my good news and will continue to show your support and cheer me on.

 

New Goals:

  • Bench press: 100 lb
  • Squat: 200 lb
  • deadlift: 245-250 lb

I want to hit these within the next 3-6 months at the very least, so we shall see what happens. 

 

For more exercises, click here

 

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxoooo