Skipped Monday & regret it

Starting on a Tuesday was about as bad as skipping a whole week at the gym. My performance on Tuesday leg day was less than mediocre and hardly finished (in order to finish up my workout, I had to edit the amount of sets/reps & lower the weight on lifts that don’t normally require it) I just felt like a walking Zombie and no amount of time staying at the gym was making it any easier on me. I suppose it might not only come from missing Monday’s chest day but also from the lack of sleep I had gotten the night before and perhaps the fact that I wasn’t suped up on pre-workout (which I take normally twice a week) but would rather take it like twice a month due to wanting to go back to my natural energy from waking up in the morning. I have decided that yesterday’s workout was a tragedy & while we are human with bad days, I like to think that I could make up for this another day.

 

Now with all the blah blah blah out of the way, we can get to the point. 

 

Warm up:

 
  • Leg press 4 x 25, 60 lbs
  • Leg extensions: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • hip abduction: 4 x 25, 35 lbs

Workout:

  • Sumo deadlifts: 8 x 6 ( 4 x 175 lbs (60%1RM) (4 x 190 lbs (65% 1RM)
  • Barbell back squats (low back, wide stance): 8 x 2-3 (2 x 180 lbs 80% 1RM) (2 x 190 lbs 85% 1RM) (2 x 200 lbs 90% 1RM) (2 x 215 lbs 95% 1RM)
  • Power cleans: 5 x 3, 100 lbs & 110 lbs

Superset:

  • Linear leg press (Hammies concentrated): 8 x 5-6 478 lbs
  • Linear leg press single leg: 8 x 5-6 each leg, 208 lbs

Superset:

  • EZ bar overhead squats: 3 x 5-6, 50 lbs
  • DB Romanian deadlift: 3 x 5-6, 70 lbs

Superset:

  • Hamstring/glute machine: 4 x 5-6, 25 lbs
  • DB goblet squat: 4 x 5-6, 45 lbs

Shay-lon

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Squat variations

Give them a go! 

When all else fails, squat it out. Today’s list will consist of a different variations of squats that range from very popular to “I never heard of this one”, but hopefully in the end, all of you will give some of them a go, and let me know in the comment section which one you prefer and why & which ones you don’t like — because not everyone likes squatting.

Barbell back squat:

This exercise can be done with high bar narrow stance or with low bar wide stance .. 

Barbell front squat:

(Front Squat) This exercise can be done using wrist or using the traps — depending on how you were taught and which way is more comfortable for you.
Barbell Zercher squat:

Barbell overhead squat:

Pistol squat:

Eagle Squat:

Goblet squat:

Jump squat:

Smith machine squat:

Plie squat:

Bodyweight squat:

Split squat:

Bulgarian squat:

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Week One|Day 4|Powerlifting|Cycle One

Road to powerlifting

  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 5

  • 65% 1-RM: 117 lb
  • 75% 1-RM: 135 lb
  • 85% 1-RM: 153 lb , 5 rep max

  • Leg press: 5 x 15, 180 lb
  • Box squats: 5 x 15, 75 lb
  • Leg extensions: 5 x 15, 60 lb
  • Walking EZ-Bar lunges: 5 x 15, 30 lb

Cardio workout:

  • Side to side shuffle: 30 seconds/45 seconds/1 minute
  • Jump rope: 30 seconds/45 seconds/1 minute

A total of 4 times. 

  • box jumps: 30 seconds/45 seconds/1 minute
  • kettlebell swings: 30 seconds/45 seconds/1 minute, 10 kg

A total of 4 times

Overall, my goal was trying to make it to a 8 rep max with the 153 lb but just couldn’t pull it off Saturday but that’s okay because I hit 5 reps 🙂 My 1-RM percents were based of my 90 percent 1RM 🙂

 

Stiff-Leg DeadLift (My YouTube Video)

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

This is my demonstration of the stiff-leg deadlift/still leg deadlift on the smith machine.

This exercise does a great job with working the hamstrings on your leg day! enjoy!

Shay-lon