Week Five|Day Four = No Cardio Necessary

Opposite day! no cardio 🙂 but my legs are still sore from yesterday, so thankfully today was an upperbody day!

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Barbell bench press: 3 x 8, 75 lb
  • DB front raises: 3 x 10-12, 20 lb

Superset:

  • Incline DB bench press: 3 x 8, 70 lb
  • Bentover DB flyes: 3 x 10-12, 30 lb

Superset:

  • Close grip pull up: 3 x to failure
  • DB shrugs: 3 x 10-12, 70 lb

Superset:

  • Cable low row: 3 x 8, 130 lb
  • Barbell upright row: 3 x 8, 60 lb

Superset:

  • Military press: 3 x 8, 60 lb
  • smith machine bentover row: 3 x 10-12, 75 lb
 
  • Floor crunches: 3 x 20
 

If I am going to be honest, the barbell upright rows were hell today, I mean 60 lb doesn’t sound like a lot of weight but I was feeling them. I have also noticed I am WAYY better at close grip pull ups vs wide grip, anyone else? 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon

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Week Five|Day Two Dec. 5th Workout

Not going to lie, I was nervous about today’s workout being a leg day because after missing two days at the gym, I knew I had lost some upper body strength and I was really hoping I didn’t lose any lower body/core strength, thankful, everything went as planned! 

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 8, 140 lb
  • Standing calf raise: 3 x 8, 120 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell romanian deadlift: 3 x 8, 190 lb (2 sets without the belt & 1 set with the belt)
  • DB lunge: 3  x 8, 50 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell curl: 3 x 8, 55 lb
  • Lying triceps extension: 3 x 8, 30 lb
 
  • Hanging leg raises: 3 x 20

Cardio: (3 times)

  • Body bar squat: 20 seconds/30 seconds/45 seconds, 3 lb
  • Kettlebell swings: 20 seconds/30 seconds/45 seconds, 10 kg

Overall the only hard part of the workout was the bicep curls at 55 this week. Last week it was easier. My deadlifts I did without a belt to see if I could pull this weight with no belt and actually did a good job but utilized the belt by the 3 set because of how fatigued I was and didn’t want to mess up the lower back. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon 

Today’s workout! Week 5 Arrived

The start of week five today and I will admit that I noticed a decrease in strength during some of my lifts – which would be expected when I miss two days worth of workouts and haven’t been eating the best foods for recovery either. Even my sprints were slow, but I did happen to lose 3 pounds. Hoping that tomorrow’s leg day isn’t as much of a struggle as today was. 

 

Workout:

 
  • Incline barbell bench press: 3 x 8, 75 lb
  • DB bench press: 3 x 8, 80 lb
  • Wide grip pull up: 3 x 8
  • Bentover barbell row: 3 x 8, 75 lb
  • Seated DB shoulder press: 3 x 8, 60 lb
  • DB side lateral raise: 3 x 8, 40 lb
  • sit ups: 3 x 20

Cardio:

  1. sprints: 30 seconds
  2. sprints 45 seconds
  3. sprints: 1 minute 

I did this 2 times for 100 m 

 
 

Thursday Week Three|Day Four

Workout:

 
  • Barbell bench press: 3 x 12, 70 lb
  • Incline DB bench press: 3 x 12, 60 lb
  • Close grip pull up: 3 x to failure
  • Military press: 3 x 12, 50 lb
  • barbell upright row: 3 x 12, 50 lb
  • Floor crunch: 3 x 20

I had to do less weight with everything besides the barbell bench press for 12 reps, which I was happy I could do 70 lb for 12 reps on the bench press but wasn’t as happy with the military press and incline bench press, because I had to go down 10 lb to do 12 reps. Hopefully this coming week, I can work on that.

 

Fitness WonderWoman

Shay-lon 

Wednesday CrossFit

CrossFit Circuits (Deload Day)

Circuit One: (4 rounds)

 
  • Manmaker: 5 reps, 25 lb
  • DB thruster: 5 reps, 25 lb
  • Jump squat: 5 reps

Circuit Two: (3 rounds)

  • Weighted burpee: 15 reps, 25 lb
  • Kettlebell swings: 15 reps, 10 kg
  • Decline sit ups: 15 reps

Circuit Three: (5 rounds)

  • Hang clean: 5 reps, 65 lb
  • Push press: 5 reps, 65 lb
  • Kettlebell snatch: 5 reps, 10 kg
  • Overhead squat: 5 reps, 45 lb, 50 lb 

For week three, I decided to deload on the circuit exercises and do less weight loads. This was definitely needed because I didn’t want to over-train. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon

8 Week Program

So today starts a new program I will be giving a go for 8 weeks, I found it on Muscle & Strength website. Now typically I don’t use these programs because for one, they aren’t 100 percent and secondly I like creating my own workouts. However, when I do choose to do one, I like it because it allows me to stay in maintenance with my physique usually, it might add some workouts, or variations that are new to me, it allows me to focus on other aspects of my life so I am not stressing out over having to create my workouts, & they come handy for when I want to prep for something but need time to make plans and come up with goals, etc. This particular program is seemingly basic for intermediate athletes/lifters to build some muscle. After this program is finished, I will then go back to creating my own workouts for another month or so, then I have plans in hopefully training in a strict powerlifting style so I can do a competition in the late spring or summer – so I will continue to share the workouts with all of you throughout this program and will share the link to the program I am doing as well, so if anyone else becomes interested, then you can do your own research. 

Workout:

Superset:

  • Incline barbell bench press: 3 x 8, 70 lb ( I did a warm up of 2 sets of 12 reps)
  • DB bench press: 3 x 8, 60 lb and 70 lb

Superset:

  • Wide grip pull ups: 3 x failure ( I did a warm up of 1 set of 12 reps)
  • Bentover barbell row: 3 x 8, 70 lb

Superset: 

  • Seated DB press: 3 x 8, 50 lb (I did a warm up of 1 set of 12 reps)
  • DB side lateral raise: 3 x 8, 40 lb
 
  • Sit ups: 3 x 20

HIIT: (5 rounds) This was NOT part of the program

  1. High knees: 20 seconds
  2. Jumping jacks: 20 seconds

Fitness WonderWoman

Shay-lon xo

Monday- Sept. 18th

Monday Shenangins 🙂

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Barbell squat: 4 x 5-6, 155 lb
  • Leg press: 4 x 15, 90 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell bench press: 4 x 5-6, 95 lb, 100lb, 105 lb
  • Push up: 4 x 10

Superset:

  • Smith machine pistol squat: 4 x 10 each leg (25 lb bar only)
  • Smith machine lunge: 4 x 10 each leg, 75 lb

Superset:

  • Smith machine incline press: 3 x 5-6, 75 lb, 95 lb, 105 lb
  • DB chest press: 3 x 5-6, 70 lb

Superset:

  • DB squat to snatch: 4 x 6-8, 20 lb
  • DB romanian deadlift: 4 x 6-8, 60 lb
  • Resistance band crossover: blue band

HIIT Training: (5 rounds)

  1. Jumping jacks ( 20 seconds) 
  2. Side to side jumps (20 seconds)
  3. Arm circles (20 seconds)

1 minute rest between rounds.

 

Fitness WonderWoman, 

Shay-lon xo