Leg day 10.16 18

Warm up:

  • Kettlebell stiff legged deadlift: 4 x 25, 4kg
  • Kettlebell swings: 4 x 25, 4kg
  • Clamshell with band: 4 x 25 each leg, red band

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 6 x 5-6 @ 65% 1RM — 200 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 6 x 5-6 @ 65% 1RM — 145 lbs
  • Front Squats: 5 x 8-10, 105 lbs

Superset:

  • Smith machine vertical leg press: 5 x 8-10, 205 lbs
  • seated leg curl: 5 x 8-10, 50 lbs

Tri-set:

  • Kettlebell plie squats: 5 x 8-10, 12 kg
  • EZ bar hip thruster: 5 x 8-10, 70 lbs
  • EZ bar overhead lunges: 5 x 8-10 (first time doing this exercise) 30 lbs but probably could have went higher.
  • Seated leg extension: Dropset
  • 80 lbs, 8-10 reps
  • 70 lbs, 8-10 reps
  • 60 lbs, 8-10 reps
  • 50 lbs, 8-10 reps
  • 40 lbs, 8-10 reps
  • 30 lbs, 8-10 reps
  • 20 lbs, 8-10 reps

No rest during this dropset. 

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Deload Week 8 Day Two

  • Conventional deadlift: 3 x 5

 

  • 40% of 90% of 1-RM: 105 lb
  • 50% of 90% of 1-RM: 130 lb
  • 60% of 90% of 1-RM: 160 lb

 

  • Deficit Deadlifts: 5 x 6, 160 lb
  • Deadlift off blocks: 5 x 6, 225 lb, 185 lb
  • DB stiff legged deadlift: 5 x 6, 90 lb
  • Hyperextenstions: 5 x 6, 45 lb weight plate

Superset:

  • Seated calf raise: 5 x 6, 100 lb
  • smith machine calf raise: 5 x 6, 205 lb

Cardio workout:

Tri-set:

  • Box jumps: 30/45/30 seconds
  • lunge pass through: 10/10/10 reps, 12 kg kettlebell
  • one handed kettlebell swings: 30/45/30 seconds, 12 kg
 
  • Stair climber: 10 minutes, level 7

I did post some videos of the deadlift, deficit deadlift and the deadlift off blocks: Deadlift videos

 

Powerlifting Deload Week|Squatastic!

  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 5

 

  • 40% of 90% of 1-RM: 75 lb
  • 50% of 90% of 1-RM: 90 lb
  • 60% of 90% of 1-RM: 110 lb

 

  • barbell front squat: 5 x 8, 50 lb
  • Box squats: 5 x 8, 70 lb
  • Walking EZ bar lunges: 5 x 8, 30 lb
  • DB bulgarian squat: 5 x 8, 40 lb
  • Sumo DB squat: 5 x 8, 20 lb

Cardio:

  1. EZ bar step up: 30 seconds, 45 seconds & 60 seconds, 30 lb
  2. Barbell overhead squat: 8 reps, 8 reps, 8 reps, 45 lb
 

 

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 🙂

 

Saturday Sept. 23rd workout

Leg Day

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Barbell back squat: 5 x 15 – 45 lb, 4 x 10-95 lb, 3 x 8-115 lb, 1 x 5- 135 lb
  • Linear leg press: 5 x 15 – no weight, 4 x 10- 50 lb, 3 x 8- 70 lb, 1 x 5-90 lb
 
  • Romanian barbell deadlift: 4 x 10- 135 lb, 3 x 8-200 lb, 1 x 5- 245 lb

Superset:

  • Smith machine pistol squats: 4 x 10 each leg, 25 lb
  • Vertical leg press: 4 x 10, 205 lb, 255 lb, 275 lb

Superset:

  • Goblet squat: 4 x 10, 35 lb
  • goodmorning: 4 x 10, 40 lb
  • kettlebell curtsy lunge: 4 x 10 each leg, 8 kg

HIIT Training (5 rounds)

  1. Mountain climbers (15 seconds)
  2. plank leg raises (15 seconds)
  3. plank arm raises (15 seconds)

So basically Saturday’s workout was focused on all leg work, and I was at the gym for at least 2 hours, I hope to increase it by 5 pounds this week in each exercise if possible. I want to really develop my legs more and make them much stronger. 

 

Did any of you do a workout during the weekend, let me know what it consisted of?

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

Wednesday Sept.20th – Workout

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • DB overhead Triceps extension: 3 x 8-10, 20 lb
  • EZ Bar reverse lunges: 3 x 10, 40 lb

Superset:

  • Close Grip DB press: 3 x 8-10, 20 lb, 25 lb, 30 lb
  • Plie Squats: 3 x 10, 30 lb
  • Standing bentover one arm DB triceps extension: 3 x 8-10, 20 lb each arm

Superset:

  • Tate Press: 3 x 8-10, 40 lb
  • Goblet squat: 3 x 10, 30 lb
  • glute bridges: 3 x 10

HIIT Training

  1. Jumping jacks (1 minute)
  2. mountain climbers (1 minute)
  3. plank arm raises (1 minute)
  4. bodyweight squats: (1 minute)
  5. side leg raises (1 minute)

I did ONE round, with 1 minute rest between exercises. Today was a very simple exercise, mainly focusing on hypertrophy, so muscle mass, but not as much strength. Reason being is because I am working at the gym with a client for training today and I want to be at my best as far as recovery so I can do the movement properly.  Wish me luck! for am I eager and excited all in one! 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

Side Lunge (Exercise How to)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUX6Pz8vV0s

The video above is an older video (2009) but I don’t think side lunges have changed that drastically since then, lol.

Anyways, I chose this exercise because it a simple beginner’s workout that would be beneficial for leg day. Personally I have not implemented side lunges in my workouts, but I still believe it is a good exercise, and from what you can tell by the video, there is no need for weights so it can be done at home with minimal space and equipment. 

 

How to do the side lunge:

 
  1. knees and hips slightly bent, and feet shoulder width apart. Head and chest should be up.
  2. While staying low , take a step to the right while keeping feet facing forward. Extend the left knee, driving your weight to the right side. Flex the knee and hip into a side lunge. Maintain head and chest up & good posture through the spine
  3. Take a brief pause at the bottom of the motion then extend through the working leg to return to a standing position. Then transitioning to a lunge on the opposite side. 

Muscles worked?

  • Quads
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings (secondary muscle)
  • soleus (secondary muscle)
  • Gatronemius (secondary muscle)
  • Tibialis anterior (secondary muscle) 
  • Transverse abdominus (secondary muscle)

Have you tried this exercise, do you use weights or no weights? leave me comments, follow, like and share!

 

Fitness WonderWoman

Shay-lon xo