Week Six|Day One

Today’s workout went well overall. I realized based on other days, I have increases in loads and decreases, but I have been trying to be consistent so I can see where my strengths and weaknesses lie. For example I can DB bench press 80 lb for 8 reps but today, I could not do it for 10 reps, so I went down 10 lb in order to hit 10 reps. I don’t mind lessening up the load if it means I hit my reps clean and full ROM. 

Workout:

  • Incline barbell bench press: 3 x 10, 75 lb
  • DB bench press: 3 x 10, 70 lb
  • Wide grip pull up: 3 x to failure
  • Bentover barbell row: 3 x 10, 75 lb
  • Seated DB shoulder press: 3 x 10, 50 lb
  • DB side lateral raise: 3 x 10, 30 lb
  • Sit ups: 3 x 20

Sprints:(3x)

  1. 30 seconds
  2. 45 seconds
  3. 1 minute
 
 
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Nov. 13th Workout|8 Week Program|Week Two|Day One

Chest, back, abs, shoulders

 

Today’s workout consisted of 3 new exercises along with some cardio at the end. I happened to keep everything the same weight as last week, but instead upped the reps by 2. My hope is to continue using this same weight but add 2 more reps next week as well, then eventually up the weight. All this week, you will see how I will increase the rep range by 2 and might add two or 3 new exercises to add some variety to the program. 

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Incline barbell bench press: 3 x 10, 70 lb
  • DB bench press: 3 x 10, 60 lb and 70 lb
 
  • Wide grip pull: 3 x failure

Superset:

  • Bentover barbell row: 3 x 10, 70 lb
  • Bentover reverse grip barbell row: 3 x 8, 70 lb

Superset:

  • Seated DB shoulder press: 3 x 10, 50 lb
  • Standing DB shoulder press: 3 x 8, 50 lb
 
  • DB side lateral raise: 3 x 10, 40 lb

Superset:

  • Sit ups: 3 x 25
  • Crunches: 3 x 25

Cardio Workout

  1. Jump rope: 30/45/30/45
  2. DB step up: 30/45/30/45

Fitness WonderWoman 

Shay-lon 

Training with Supersets

Happy Thursday Bloggers,

There are so many different ways to train and all of them are useful in some way or the other. I find that trying different training styles increases your knowledge for fitness, gives you better or more results and can be less boring. While some training styles take more time, it is essential you add variety to your workout to get the most out of it. Today’s training style is going to be “Supersets”, how many of you have heard of supersets? this is a popular training model, and it definitely might add some progression to your workout and challenge you. 

What is a superset?

  • Doing two exercises back to back with little to no rest between them. 
  • Done with opposing muscle groups (ex. biceps/triceps, chest/back) 
  • Alternating push/pull exercises
  • alternating upper/lower body 
  • good protocol for hypertrophy
  • Good when short in time
  • Typically the two exercises work different muscle groups or movement patterns, not always though. 

Example of a superset exercise:

  1. Bicep curls 3 x 10
  2. triceps push down 3 x10

Doing these two exercises starting with one or the other, then moving on to the next exercise with little to no rest and doing the same amount of reps. 

I personally do a lot of supersets when I want to feel a real good pump in my muscles and when I want to add some challenge to some of the exercises I have planned for the day. How many of you implement supersets in your workout? Let me know what exercises in the comment section! Thanks for reading.

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Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xooxo

Creatine Supplement Review|ProMera Sports

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68kBJ-oioWY

My review on the ProMera Sports Creatine Supplement.

Lemon Lime. 

Seated Russian Twist (My YouTube Video) using 45 lb weight plate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCg9B5v8Obc

This video is of me demonstrating the seated russian twist using a 45 lb weight plate.

I would highly suggest to beginners to start this exercise without the use of weight until you get the form and technique down and strengthen your core. This is a great workout for the core muscles and you will definitely feel it. You can use lighter weights and do higher reps, when I was first beginning, I used 25 lb and was doing 50-100 reps and then decided to go up in weight, so there are various ways to increase the intensity of the workout. Hope all of you enjoy!

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My gym Workout – Feb. 25th

Sorry Fitfam, 

It has been a minute since I have posted my actual workouts. I know you don’t all care but for the ones that do, this is my way of letting you know I apologize – with this whole sponsorship contract and getting things around the Arnold Classic this year and not to mention my working on my certification, it has been very busy indeed. I have been making it to the gym though (even when I don’t post about it). Hopefully today’s workout makes up for my missed dates. Starting Monday, I am hoping to start my week of PR’s and see where I am strength wise in my exercises. I will probably be starting myself on a new squat program to get my squat back up to where it should be (which won’t be fun at all) and then I will be getting my new planner printed off and in the works, not to mention I will be changing my blog theme and reorganizing the categories- which will be fun.

 

Don’t forget to sign up for the March Push Up Challenge- Send me an email to Shay.moss19@gmail.com and let me know. 

 

For all those participating in my squat challenge, you are nearly finished and the last 2 days will go into March, so some of you may be doing push ups and finishing up for squats as well (twice the hard work). I have other challenges in the making and so those will be revealed when the time comes. Otherwise, as always, expect a very busy Shay during the month of March (because my birthday is also in March .. ) 

 

I have had someone ask me if I am still writing for any editors, etc. I am, but right now because I did the worse thing a writer can do (overbook herself) to the point where I am doing too much all at once, I will be slowing down quite a bit and reorganizing that as well so I am not stressing myself out. I will still be writing for others, but I am going to do better at not overbooking myself and over extending myself. I have had other offers come my way but that is for a later conversation. Right now, I am focused on so many things that my brain might be fried by the end of this weekend. Thankfully tonight I will be partying pretty hard 🙂

 

So… as I was saying…

 

Workout Session:

 
  • Smith machine squats: 3 x 10, 105 lb
  • smith machine leg press: 3 x 10. 135 lb, 155 lb, 175 lb
  • cable goblet squat: 3 x 12, 50 lb
  • hip adduction: 4 x 12, 130 lb
  • hip abduction: 4 x 12, 130 lb
  • lying leg raises: 3 x 10 ea. leg
  • planks: 3 x 30 seconds
  • push ups: 38 reps
 

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxxo

 

My Gym Workout – VERY light leg day

Good day bloggers,

 

Today’s workout was a very light leg day workout, I didn’t want to overtrain my body and it needed somewhat of a rest without resting inactively, so I did a light workout for my legs (didn’t lift as heavy) so hopefully that will help with my legs so they don’t get to the point of injury. If there is one thing I have learned about training, it is don’t overwork yourself ALL the time, know when to lighten shit up and do less, because it is better to lift little weights than to get injured and not lift at all. I know we have to workout hard and strong most days (the majority of us) but it is okay to lighten up the weights or the amount of reps if you need to. I do this more often than some of you may think.  We don’t have to “go hard or go home” all the time.

 

Workout Session:

 
  • Smith machine squats: 3 x 6, 105 lb, 125 lb , 155 lb
  • Leg extension machine: 4 x 12, 70 lb 
  • leg curl machine: 4 x 12, 2 x 50 lb, 2 x 70 lb
  • leg press: 4 x 12, 180 lb
  • hip abduction machine: 3 x 15, 110 lb
  • DB swings: 4 x 12, 20 lb
  • Push ups: 20 reps