Muscle & Strength Submission Update

It Will Be Happening

I wanted to update everyone the results of my submission, I got an email from Muscle & Strength about publishing my workout/article & the answer is YES! they will be publishing it at some point in May of this year! I am so excited & when it gets published, I will share this link/information with all of you as well

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Muscle & Strength Submission

Submitted An Article to be Published

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I submitted a fitness/health article to muscle & strength (popular fitness site and supplement store) and they got back with me the other day and said they would be interested in publishing my article — which is very exciting & a huge deal because they are highly recognized & a huge step in my fitness career as a writer and personal trainer! so #crossedfingers all goes well and if so, they will add it to their content queue and have it published. When it does get published, I plan on sharing it with all of you, so everyone can read it! 

Nov.14th Workout: 8 Week Program|Week Two|Day Two

Another day, another workout. I upped each one by 2 reps compared to last weeks. You will notice 2-3 new exercises I added because I wanted to add some supersets, and you will notice that I did not do any cardio today due to time but tomorrow, cardio will be implemented. 

 

Legs, biceps, abs, triceps 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 10, 135 lb 
  • EZ-bar goodmornings: 3 x 10, 20 lb 

Superset:

  • Barbell Romanian deadlift: 3 x 10, 185 lb
  • DB lunge: 3 x 10, 40 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell standing calf raise: 3 x 10, 115 lb
  • Smith machine vertical leg press: 3 x 10, 255 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell curl: 3 x 10, 50 lb
  • Lying triceps extension: 3 x 10, 30 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell shrugs: 3 x 6, 185 lb
  • hanging leg raises: 3 x 20

Overall today’s back squat felt heavier having to do 10 reps instead of 8 and even my deadlifts were feeling quite heavier compared to last week, hopefully that changes but thankfully I still proved to do 10 reps so that is always a positive. The hanging leg raises are coming easier and less painful, lol. The smith machine vertical leg press I love doing just because it really works those quads and I can do heavier than 255 but I don’t need to go real heavy in order to get what I need from it – highly recommend this exercise if you someone who wants to target the quads.

 

Fitness WonderWoman

Shay-lon

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Nov.7th Workout: 8 week program| Week one|Day two

Quads, Triceps, Biceps, Abs and Calves

Workout:

Superset:

  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 8, 135 lb
  • DB lunge: 3 x 8, 40 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell curl: 3 x 8, 50 lb
  • Lying triceps extension: 3 x 8, 30 lb

Superset:

  • Standing calf raise: 3 x 8, 115 lb
  • Barbell romanian deadlift: 3 x 8, 185 lb
 
  • Hanging leg raises: 3 x 20

Cardio: (3 times)

  1. bodyweight squats: 20 seconds
  2. kettlebell swings: 20 seconds, 10 kg
  3. bodyweight squat: 30 seconds
  4. kettlebell swings: 30 seconds, 10 kg
  5. bodyweight squat: 45 seconds
  6. kettlebell swings: 45 seconds, 10 kg
  7. bodyweight squat: 1 minute
  8. kettlebell swings: 1 minute, 10 kg

Today’s toughest part of the workout was the added cardio (not part of the program), I was fatigued after that, thankfully those BCAAs really did help quite a bit, but still, it was hard! give it a go! 

 

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

12 week (cut) program – Day Seven (workout)

It has been an upward battle with this 12 week cut, everything sinks in quickly when you realize you have to keep a close eye on everything you eat and all your workouts. I have had a lot of support on my YouTube channel and from all of you and I appreciate that because I need it.  Today’s workout was a leg day, and abs (which if you know me, you know I love working the abdominal muscles) and I don’t mind leg day but leg day means sore day! lol 

 

What was your workout today? leave it in the comment section. 

 

Workout Session:

 
  • Squats: 3 x 8-10. I did 105 lb then moved on to 125 lb with my last set
  • leg curls: 3 x 12 -15. 50 lb 
  • leg extension: 3 x 12-15. 50 lb
  • leg press calf raise: 3 x 15-20. 130 lb
  • plank: 3 x 60 seconds
  • twisting hanging knee raise: 3 x 20 (this sucks so bad, always hard and always feeling the burn) lol

I did not do any cardio today, as tomorrow will be a cardio workout day along with my strength training. My eating habits are okay, I think yesterday was a higher carb day, so the rest of this week will be low carb days and moderate carb days (which I am getting used to, kind of). Are any of you doing a cut program? let me know how it is going currently in the comment section!

 

Your Fitness blogger,

Shay-lon xxoo

 

12 Week Cut Program – Day three

Today was supposed to be a rest day.. 

 

But it wasn’t. The program called for a rest day but if you know me, then you know I workout about 5 – 6 days a week (when I am healthy and active/not when I am pmsing and sick) and so this means, I did WHAT I WANT (typical of me), will I pay for it later? possibly, but I don’t like having too many rest days unless they are necessary and while I am following the program and doing a good job of it for a day three;  I told you I would tweak things to my liking.

 

Today was my LAST day of the push up challenge and I am sore and very happy! It has been a fun rollercoaster of excitement and strength gains, I am proud of myself and I am looking forward to seeing my competitors at the finish line during this challenge. Yesterday, my calories were under, but didn’t meet any of my macro goals except fats (of course) and this is because I am not used to eating more than 3 times a day (I know, I know, judge me later okay) so I am trying to aim little by little to eat 4 small meals a day and work my way up if necessary. I will be discussing this program via YouTube and still posting my workouts on the blog, BUT more in depth via video. 

 

Workout Session:

Circuit #1: 4 rounds

 
  • Man Maker: 5 reps, 40 lb
  • DB thruster: 5 reps, 40 lb
  • DB curls: 5 reps, 40 lb

Circuit #2: 3 rounds

  • weighted burpee: 15 reps, 30 lb
  • kettlebell swings: 15 reps, 25 lb
  • roman sit ups: 15 reps

Circuit #3: 5 rounds

  • hang clean: 5 reps, 50 lb
  • push press: 5 reps, 50 lb
  • alternating lunges: 5 reps, 30 lb
  • squats: 5 reps, 30 lb

Push ups: 50 reps

 

Cardio: 8 minutes – running on treadmill (4.8 speed) no incline. 

 

I made this circuit (it was not in the program) and yes, it was hell! I thought I was going to pass out many times BUT it is a circuit I will do again because the aftermath feels so good. 

 

Let me know if YOU decide to give this circuit a try, I would love to see what others think of it and how well you do 🙂 not to mention, all of you stronger people probably can show off your strength! ha. leave comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow me! thanks!

 

Your Fitness Blogger,

 

Shay-lon xxooo