Stiff-legged Deadlifts (Exercise How To)

For my deadlifters out there, this will be another one of those exercises you might enjoy, although I have met some that don’t enjoy this variation, but I, for one like it. If you are looking for way to strengthen those hammies, this is an exercise for you! don’t give up on yourself if you can’t lift heaver weight, no need for it, you could go reckless and rep it out with lower weights and still feel the aftermath of a good leg day workout. 

 

How to perform it:

 
  1. Grasp the barbell using an overhead grip
  2. Stand with torso straight and legs spaced shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent (starting position)  you may also use a narrower stance
  3. keep the knees stationary while lowering the barbell over the top of your feet by bending at the waist & keeping your back straight (continue to move forward until you feel a stretch in your hamstrings while inhaling)
  4. Bring your torso up straight again by extending the hips until you are back at the starting position (exhale while doing so)
  5. repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions. 

What muscles are being worked:

  • Hamstrings
  • back muscles (lower back)
  • glutes

Caution: This exercise is not recommended to those that have back conditions or injuries. Be sure to speak to your medical doctor before performing this exercise. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

 

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Tuesday Fitness/Health Tip #1

Tip Of The Day!

 

“Go at your own pace”

 

No matter what kind of fitness journey you may be on, be sure to go at your own pace. There is no rush, as long as you are constantly progressing; it doesn’t matter what rate of speed it happens. 

Oct. 17th Workout

Workout:

(Ascending & Descending pyramid) barbell back squat:

 
  •  1 x15, 75 lb
  •  1 x 10, 85 lb
  •  1 x 5, 100 lb
  •  1 x 1, 135 lb
  •  1 x 1, 135 lb
  •  1 x 5, 100 lb
  •  1 x 10, 85 lb
  •  1 x 15, 75 lb

Tri-set superset:

  • Front squat: 4 x 2-5, 100 lb
  • Goodmorning: 4 x 10, 40 lb
  • DB goblet squat: 40 lb

Superset:

  • Romanian barbell deadlift: 4 x 2-5, 225 lb
  • Alternate EZ bar lunges: 4 x 2-5, 60 lb

Superset:

  • Overhead squat: 4 x 2-5, 45 lb barbell
  • Barbell stiff-leg deadlifts: 4 x 2-5, 135 lb

HIIT: (5 rounds)

  1. plank leg raises: 15 seconds
  2. plank jacks: 15 seconds
  3. plank arm raises: 15 seconds
  4. plank jump ins: 15 seconds

and 1 minute rest between rounds.

 

At the top is the routine I followed in the previous I posted for squats. If you enjoyed this workout, be sure to like, comment, share, and follow! thanks!

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

Someone’s Else Squat Routine I did

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh8c8z1mJ8w

I had a fellow blogger who commented on my post about pyramid training and wanted me to try this routine he uses for his squat. I have the routine copied in the description box of my YouTube video and also will post the whole workout in another post as well. 

Thanks bloggers for your continued support on  my blog and YouTube ❤ 

 

A New Bench Press PR!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkTstBySGFE&t=1s

I hit 105 lb the other day 🙂

 

National Pasta Day!

Happy National Pasta Day!

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In honor of National Pasta Day, 

I want to know what your favorite pasta dish is? if you don’t eat pasta, what is your favorite alternative! 

Oct. 16th Workout

Chest, shoulders & Circuit Training

Workout:

 
  • Barbell bench press: 4 x 2-5, 105 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell bench press (wide grip): 3 x 2-5, 95 lb
  • Standing EZ-bar shoulder press: 3 x 2-5, 80 lb

Superset:

  • DB bench press: 3 x 2-5, 90 lb and 100 lb (100 with spotter)
  • Seated DB shoulder press: 3 x 2-5, 60 lb

Superset:

  • Incline barbell press: 4 x 2-5, 80 lb
  • standing barbell shoulder press: 3 x 2-5, 70 lb

Superset:

  • Incline DB chest press: 3 x 2-5, 70 lb
  • Side lateral to front raise: 3 x 2-5, 30 lb

Circuit Training:

Circuit One (4 rounds):

  • Man maker: 5 reps, 40 lb
  • DB thruster: 5 reps, 40 lb
  • DB curls: 5 reps, 40 lb

Circuit Two (3 Rounds)

  • Weighted burpee: 15 reps, 40 lb
  • Kettlebell swings: 15 reps, 10 kg
  • Decline sit up: 15 reps

Circuit Three: ( 5 rounds)

  • Hang clean: 5 reps, 45 lb
  • Push press: 5 reps, 45 lb
  • Alternating barbell lunge: 5 reps, 45 lb
  • Barbell squat: 5 reps, 45 lb

Good news report:

I hit 105 lb bench press PR!

I hit 100 lb DB bench press PR 🙂 (100 lb total)

 

Did any of you hit a new PR recently, leave it in the comment section!

If you enjoy my workout routine, share, comment, like and follow!

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

 

Oct.16th Monday Motivation!

Happy Monday Bloggers & Readers!

A New Week, A New Thought

Bloggers,

I decided to add another fun topic to my blog because well, I wanted to and because there are some things I think would be fun to talk about with within this category. This specific category will be called “Thinking Out Loud” & I will post it on Sundays! basically this will integrate my thoughts for the week, current events (preferably around fitness/health), my opinions on certain things in the industry, it might talk on my experiences or tell a story, it might be discussing things outside of the scope of fitness/health, it could be about anything really that doesn’t already fit into my other categories (which I will name at the end of this post) so hopefully all of you will enjoy it greatly because I am looking forward to it myself. 

 

ALSO…For those of you who may not follow my soundcloud account, I have decided that I also want to add another category based off of my podcast & it will be “Tuesday Fitness/health advice & tips” so I will continue my podcast series but will be adding this to the blog as well now because I want everyone to benefit from this 🙂 Which this basically is going to be me giving you advice & tips and also be answering questions that maybe people have asked me or have for me now that could be helpful for others. 

 

ALSO, ALSO… My podcast is supposed to have interviews, current events, Q & A on Saturdays, but I have been slacking and yet to do that, so not only will that continue (as soon as I find ways to get that going) but WHEN and IF I have time, I will be adding guest post to my blog (which is nothing new) but haven’t done it in a  LONG time. Yikes! sorry.  but this will take place on Saturday’s or Sundays possibly – the way I will go about it, is I just have a list of over 100 DIFFERENT TOPICS I want to write about written down and some are meant for guest post and some are meant for me to write about – so basically if I come to you about writing something for me, it is because I feel like you could be a good person to discuss that particular topic BUT this does not mean I don’t allow people to write guest post otherwise, because I have had people come to me about wanting to guest post (which is fine) but I am just really picky because this blog is my baby! lol so don’t take offense if I don’t accept your topic or request to write a post on my blog, because I like to be choosy because I worked my ass off on this blog like everyone else on theirs. 

 

ALSO, ALSO, ALSO.. LOL.. I have been doing Review Wednesday’s on YouTube (so yes, I will be adding them to the blog regularly on Wed whenever I do them) 

 

So with this all being said and laid out, I am hoping going into this new year, my blog will continue to grow, and give everyone something to read about that they are interested in no matter what journey they are on as far as fitness/health goes. 

 

Blog Schedule:

 
  1. Monday: Motivation/Inspiration quotes & my workout for the day
  2. Tuesday: Exercise (how to do/I choose an exercise and discuss it), my workout for the day, YouTube exercise videos, & fitness/health tips & advice
  3. Wednesday: My reviews, injury prevention post & my workout for the day
  4. Thursday: Mental health awareness post & my workout for the day
  5. Friday: No blog post
  6. Saturday: Recipes & my workout for the day, possible guest post
  7. Sunday: “Thinking out loud” Sunday post, possible guest post

Podcast Schedule:

  1. Monday: Motivation/Inspiration
  2. Tuesday: Fitness/health advice & Tips
  3. Wednesday: LGBT+ Topics and discussion
  4. Thursday: Recipes (a lot of times I will share this recipe on Saturday’s blog post for recipes so don’t be shocked if they turn out to be the same thing at times because not everyone follows my blog or podcast.. so I want everyone to hear and see the same things)
  5. Friday: no podcast
  6. Saturday: Interviews, Q & A, current events, misc 
  7. Sunday: no podcast

If anyone has any questions about these two schedules, let me know! As far as YOUTUBE goes, my schedule has not been completely made yet, so when I have that organized, I will be sure to post that schedule as well. 

Keep in mind that I work two jobs and I have studies & with holidays coming up and growing my brand, I will be busy and I might miss days of the week or have to post certain topics on other days because I am hella busy like everyone else in the world, don’t get mad at me, I am only human and I will do my best to continue making fun content that engages all of you! I love all my bloggers and readers and appreciate all of you for being my #1’s 🙂

My Social media (Yes, you can follow me)

YES, I do use them all (some more than others) so feel free to add me! otherwise, everyone have a wonderful Sunday!

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

 

Shay-lon xo

P.S don’t forget my second blog ... https://gaylesbianme.wordpress.com/

Thursday, Oct. 12th Workout

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Reverse grip bentover rows: 4 x 10, 65 lb
  • Barbell shrugs: 4 x 10, 135 lb
  • pull ups: 3 x 8-10

Superset:

  • Seated cable rows: 4 x 10, 100 lb
  • chin up: 3 x 8-10
  • Standing DB upright row: 3 x 10, 50 lb

Superset:

  • Rack pulls: 4 x 10, 135 lb
  • Kettlebell sumo high pull: 4 x 10, 12 kg
  • V-bar pull up: 3 x 8-10

Superset:

  • superman: 4 x 10 seconds
  • DB shrugs: 4 x 10, 80 lb
  • Overhead slam: 3 x 10, 15 lb

Cardio: (5 rounds)

  1. DB step ups: 1 minute, 30 lb
  2. side to side shuffle: 1 minute
  3. kettlebell swings: 1 minute, 10 kg

Today’s workout was very good, especially the cardio, by round 3 I was already fatigue and running on low energy but still managed to push through. I did my supersets with minimum recovery besides the pull ups and chin ups, for whatever reason, those have me struggling to do them unless I do a 30 second break – The Vbar pull ups were a new exercise for me to try and I liked it, it was harder no doubt but I did fairly well in my opinion. Tomorrow will most likely be a rest day, so hopefully Saturday we start back up again with some strength training. 

Many of these exercises you can do at home with small equipment, for example if you want to be able to do pull ups at home, click below: 

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Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo