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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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 ❤ 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 11th Workout

Legs & Triceps 

Workout:

 
  • Barbell squat: 4 x 10, 100 lb
  • Triceps pushdown (v-bar): 3 x 10, 60 lb & 70 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell deadlift: 4 x 10, 100 lb
  • Reverse grip triceps pushdown (straight bar): 3 x 10, 70 lb

Superset:

  • Single leg press: 4 x 10 each leg, 90 lb
  • Bench dips: 3 x 10

Superset:

  • One arm kettlebell clean: 4 x 10, 8 kg
  • Incline push up close grip: 3 x 10

HIIT: (5 rounds)

  1. High knees: 20 seconds
  2. Scissor chops: 20 seconds
  3. High knees: 20 seconds 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

 

Kettlebell Single Leg Deadlifts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z78pTOcbrgo

 

Incline DB Chest Press|Heavy Lifting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5SCCmk-8FQ

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Saturday, Sept. 30th – Workout

Legs & HIIT

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Barbell squat: 5 x 15 – 50 lb, 4 x 10-100 lb, 3 x 8-120 lb, 1 x 5-6 – 140 lb
  • Linear leg press: 5 x 15- 20 lb, 4 x 10-55 lb, 3 x 8-75 lb, 1 x 5-6- 95 lb
 
  • Romanian Deadlifts (barbell): 4 x 10-95 lb, 3 x 8-115 lb, 1 x 5-6- 120 lb

Superset:

  • Pistol squats: 4 x 10, each leg
  • Vertical leg press: 4 x 10, 210 lb, 260 lb, 280 lb, and 285 lb

Superset:

  • Goblet squat: 4 x 10, 40 lb
  • Goodmorning: 4 x 10, 50 lb
  • Barbell side lunge: 4 x 10, each leg, 20 lb

HIIT Training: (One Round)

  1. Elbow plank (30 sec)
  2. plank (20 second)
  3. raised leg plank (10 seconds each leg)
  4. plank (10 sec)
  5. elbow plank (10 sec)

Today was a tough leg day training, I added 5 lb to all my compound weights and even hit a pr in my vertical leg press 🙂 I am hoping next Saturday, I will follow the same principles but add another 5 lb 🙂 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

 
 

Thursday, Sept. 28th Workout

Traps, Lats & Forearms (Light weights, higher reps)

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Chin ups: 3 x 15-20
  • Barbell shrugs: 3 x 15-20, 135 lb

Superset:

  • Close grip front lat pulldown: 3 x 15-20, 90 lb
  • Plate shrugs: 3 x 15-20, 90 lb

Superset:

  • Full ROM lat pulldown: 3 x 15-20, 40 lb
  • Finger curls: 3 x 15-20, 20 lb

Superset:

  • Palms down DB wrist curl: 3 x 15-20
  • rope straight arm pulldown: 3 x 15-20, 50 lb
  • DB shrugs: 3 x 15-20, 60 lb

Pull ups: 3 x 5

 

Cardio:

  1. Jump rope: 1 minute
  2. Jump rope: 45 seconds
  3. Jump rope: 30 seconds
  4. Jump rope 1 minute
  5. Jump rope: 45 seconds
  6. Jump rope: 30 seconds
  7. Jump rope: 1 minute

HIIT Training (3 rounds)

 
  1. Flutter kicks: 15 seconds
  2. Sitting twist: 15 seconds
  3. Leg raises: 15 seconds
  4. Raised leg circles: 15 seconds

1 minute rest between rounds. 

 

I will be the first to say that my hiit training today was challenging, it was my first time performing leg circles and leg raises as ab workout but it was challenging for sure, don’t think I could have lasted longer than 15 seconds. I did those 3 sets of pull ups and barely could do 2 because by then my traps and lats were sore! but the chin ups came easy and of course the jump rope was fun! Overall a good workout!

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

 

P.S a lot of people forget to work their wrist and forearm muscles, but do know it is very important, so start implementing them as part of your workout! if you need some ideas, hit me up!

Wednesday, Sept. 27th Workout

For starters, I am going to be honest in saying that today’s workout SUCKED. I don’t mean the actual workout in itself, because I made a good one, but my performance & I was angry, I was frustrated and I was throwing a tantrum getting pissed off and crying.. not because the workout was “hard” but because for some reason, I was failing at things I don’t normally do bad at, I was slower in my sprints, the kettlebell renegade rows – I kept falling over to the side .. it was aggravating, and not to mention, the ab roller workout & bottoms up workout I felt like I couldn’t do it correctly even when I knew I was.. it was like nothing was going the way it should have and I had no one to blame but myself. The competitiveness in me doesn’t like failure nor being weak nor being slow.. I aim to win everyday I am in that gym and any day I am competing, the rational person in me says this is normal, I will have bad days and the irrational person in me thinks shit should be perfect because I won’t accept anything less than. So today wasn’t my day … 

 

Light Ab & back workout

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Alternating kettlebell renegade rows: 3 x 15-20, 24 lb
  • Ab roller: 3 x 15-20

Superset:

  • bentover barbell row: 3 x 15-20, 45 lb
  • bottoms up: 3 x 15-20

Superset:

  • Incline bench pull: 3 x 15-20, 30 lb
  • decline sit ups: 3 x 15-20

Cardio (3 times)

  • Kettlebell swings: 1 minute, 12 lb
  • DB box step ups: 1 minute, 20 lb
  • Sprints: 1 minute

HIIT Training: 5 Rounds, 1 minute rest between rounds

  1. High knees: 15 seconds
  2. Side leg raises: 15 seconds
  3. Jumping jacks: 15 seconds
  4. lunge step ups: 15 seconds 

Fitness WonderWoman

Shay-lon xo

Seated KettleBell Press

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkM_-Gbtons

Sept. 25th workout

Chest & Shoulders

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Barbell bench press: 5 x5, 85 lb, 90 lb, 95 lb, 100 lb
  • plate front raise: 5 x 15-20, 25 lb

Superset:

  • Incline bench press: 5 x 5, 65 lb, 70 lb, 75 lb, 80 lb
  • Kettlebell seated press: 5 x 15-20, 16 kg

Superset:

  • DB bench press: 5 x 5, 70 lb
  • DB shoulder press: 5 x 15-20, 40 lb

Superset:

  • Incline DB flyes: 3 x 15-20, 20 lb
  • Lying rear delt raise: 3 x 15-20, 20 lb

HIIT Training:(5 rounds)

  1. Jumping jacks: 30 seconds (15 sec rest)
  2. Jumping jacks: 30 seconds (60 sec rest)

I need to work on my incline bench press, once I reached 80 lb, I was having issues keeping the weight but I pushed through, but wanted to get a lot higher than I did. The last set, I only managed about 3 reps. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo