Week Two|Day Four|Powerlifting|Squats and legs

Road to Powerlifting 

  • Barbell Back Squat: 3 x 3


  • 70% 1-RM: 126 lb
  • 80% 1-RM: 144 lb
  • 90% 1-RM: 162 lb, 5 rep max


  • Box Squats: 5 x 15, 135 lb
  • Leg press: 5 x 15, 298 lb
  • Smith machine narrow stance squats: 5 x 15, 75 lb
  • Walking EZ bar lunges: 5 x 15, 30 lb

Ab Workout:

  • Decline Sit ups: 4 x 20, 15, 15, 10, 6 lb medicine ball
  • Leg raises: 4 x 20, 15, 15, 10
  • Medicine ball v-up: 4 x 20, 15, 15, 10, 6 lb medicine ball

Just recently, I have decided that I am going to implement more stretching into my workouts (I know better, but hate stretching) but it will be good for my lifting and looking into possibly starting a beginner yoga and working on mobility as well before and after exercises. I figure I need to do whatever I can to help me on my lifts, especially the heavier ones so I can reduce my chances of injuries. If you have any good mobility workouts, stretches, or someone you follow on social media who does good yoga practices, please pass it on to me! thank you!




Week Two|Day Two|Powerlifting

Road To Powerlifting

  • Romanian Deadlift: 3 x 3


  • 70% 1-RM: 176.4 lb
  • 80% 1-RM: 201.6 lb
  • 90% 1-RM: 226.8 lb, for 3 max reps


  • Sumo Deadlift: 3 x 5
  1. 65% 1-RM: 131.6 lb
  2. 75% 1-RM: 151.8 lb
  3. 85% 1-RM: 172.1 lb, 5 max reps
  • EZ bar goodmornings: 5 x 15, 40 lb
  • Single leg kettlebell deadlifts: 5 x 12, each leg, 10 kg
  • Leg curls: 5 x 12, 60 lb

Last minute cardio session:

  • Manmakers: 4 rounds, 15 reps, 12.5 lb dumbbells
  • jump rope: 4 rounds, 45 seconds


Week Two|Day One|Powerlifting|Cycle One

Road To Powerlifting .. 

  • Standing Barbell Shoulder Press: 3 x 3


  • 70% 1-RM: 53.5 lb ( I did 55 lb)
  • 80% 1-RM: 61.2 lb ( I did 65 lb)
  • 90% 1-RM: 68.8 lb ( I did 70 lb) for a 8 rep max


  • Dips: 5 x 15
  • DB upright row: 5 x 15, 30 lb
  • Front to side raises: 5 x 15, 10 lb

Ab workout:

  • Seated Russian Twist: 4 x 20, 45 lb weight plate
  • Plank: 4 x 30 seconds


  • Upright stationary bike: 20 minutes, level 13 resistance 

The military press session went over well today, I was aiming for 8 reps for that 90 percent 1RM – and did it! so I was very happy about that. Compared to last week, I decided to do 3 assistance exercises instead of four. I meant to use the stair stepper for cardio today but it was being used at the time so resorted to the stationary bike and got a good cardio session in. Overall, I am very proud of my performance today. I have a video of my military press on IG, if you are interested in seeing it: https://www.instagram.com/shaylon_fitnesswonderwoman/?hl=en


Fitness WonderWoman,



Everyone Wants to lose weight/be fit; but how do you do it?

I am willing to assume that many of you have a New Year’s resolution and out of the many of you, most of you will have one that deals with “losing weight, gaining muscle, being fit” , etc. All of which fall into the category of “wanting to change your appearance” in some way or fashion. About this time, this means more and more articles are hitting the social media platforms/websites about ways to lose weight, gain muscle, be lean, etc — which translates to many of you will be hopping on board with the ideas and come to realize: 

1) they don’t work (not for everyone)

2) you can’t sustain it for the long term 

3) it gives short term results

4) you give up because you lack the motivation

5) you financially cannot afford it

6) You make up excuses for why you can’t start “now”

7) you have been relying on your friends and family to take part in it with you and when they quit, you quit. 

8) you didn’t do enough research on the matter, so you end up hurting yourself.

9) You didn’t have a backup plan in place for when you fail

10) most the shit you see is the same shit you have seen before — just a new name attached. 

&& if that isn’t enough, you are becoming DESPERATE – which means you try anything and everything and when nothing works or when you hit a plateau or when things become hard, you GIVE UP. 


Sadly, we get so worked up for the New Year, that we forget we have been through this same cycle over and over and over again. So.. Quit the cycle. Quit being desperate. Quit being a follower of a new fad/trend and do something different this year. This year: Work for it. Be patient. Be informative. Be determined. Be motivated. Be disciplined. Be mentally prepared. Be good to yourself. Be Strong. Be Unstoppable. 


This year:

Stop giving up. Stop making excuses. Stop complaining. Stop blaming. Stop relying on others. Stop being weak minded. Stop allowing others to mold you. Stop being a follower. Stop putting yourself down. 


There is no secret to this fitness thing, because everyone has a different formula. I found my own that worked for me, I constantly struggle but I manage to still have enough in me to keep going. If you want something bad enough for yourself, you will find a way, a way that works perfectly for you & when it gets harder — you won’t give up but instead be strong and continue on. 


Fitness WonderWoman,


Week 6|Day Two

Yesterday night, I was up to no good smashing pizza and drinking alcohol with peers, and so I figured today’s workout wouldn’t be as efficient because of my choices. I did however, found a way to work around the lack of sleep I had in order to do the load amount and meet my rep requirement and that was to take everything slow. While deadlifts and squats are meant to powerful, I had to really use a slower eccentric movement because going at my normal pace wasn’t going to happen with having alcohol in my body the previous night and not getting much sleep. While I don’t regret making my poor decisions the previous night, I knew I had to deal with the consequences and make the most of my workout no matter what it took because when you make decisions; good or bad, you learn to deal with whatever comes your way the best that you can – that’s what I did. I left the gym later than I normally would but I did the reps and met the load. 




  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 10, 140 lb
  • Goodmorning: 3 x 10-12, 9 lb


  • Barbell romanian deadlift: 3 x 10, 190 lb (1 set with the belt)
  • Standing calf raise: 3 x 10, 120 lb
  • DB lunge: 3 x 10, 50 lb


  • Barbell curl: 3 x 10, 55 lb
  • Lying triceps extension: 3 x 10, 30 lb
  • Hanging leg raises: 3 x 20

Cardio Workout: (4X)

  1. Body bar squats: 20/30/45 seconds
  2. kettlebell swings: 20/30/45 seconds, 10 kg

Sit ups/Crunches Superset

Isolated Exercises 


I did 3 x 30 sit ups & 3 x 30 Crunches (superset)


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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. 



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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