Pre-workout can’t touch this

When your tired, you’re tired

Today I was exhausted, beyond exhausted, I mean I should be, I work third shift and then come straight to the gym and during the day get maybe 4-5 hours of sleep and sometimes I work both jobs, personal training during the day and at night the second job. It can be a lot on my shoulders and very exhausting and yet I still manage to make it to the gym each morning — but even after making it, sometimes it isn’t enough to get my energy levels higher, I just try, try, try until I realize I need to go home and get some sleep. Trying is better than nothing, but trying barely meets expectations if at all. Yet, I made today a short workout — very short workout in hopes it would make working out today easier but not so much because I still barely finished and the only way I finished was crossing off one workout and doing one less set of two workouts. Blah, what gives? I need to prioritize my sleep schedule and do a better job with taking care of my body overall. 

If this has ever been your struggle, then you know exactly how I feel. 

Warm up:

  • resistance band abduction: 4 x 25, red band
  • resistance band clamshell: 4 x 25, red band
  • foam roller — quads and hammies

Workout:

  • Sumo deadlift: 3 x 260 lbs, 2 x 270 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 200 lbs, 2 x 210 lbs
  • Power cleans: 6 x 5 
  • barbell box squats: 6 x 3-5, 205 lbs
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Monday Chest

Warm up:

  • Resistance band chest fly: 4 x 25, green
  • Triceps rope attachment extension: 4 x 25, 20 lbs each arm
  • Lat pulldown: 4 x 25, 40 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell floor press: 1 x 95 lbs, 2 x 100 lbs, 1 x 100 lbs, 2 x 105 lbs (60-65%)

Superset

  • One arm DB row: 4 x 8-10 each arm, 30 lbs
  • Assisted pull ups: 4 x 8-10, 100 lbs

Superset:

  • Reverse grip lat puldown: 4 x 8-10, 80 lbs
  • Wide grip seated low row: 4 x 8-10, 80 lbs

Superset:

  • Incline DB row: 4 x 8-10, 50 lbs
  • Skullcrushers: 4 x 8-10, 30 lbs

A Friday Wednesday Workout

I remember mentioning that I had skipped Wednesday’s bench workout because I was way to tired and needed to get sleep because I would be working both jobs, so I would make it up on Friday. In which I did 🙂

Warm up:

  • Rear delt machine: 4 x 25, 30 lbs & then back down to 20 lbs
  • Resistance band triceps kickback: 4 x 25, red band
  • Resistance band rows: 4 x 25, red band

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press: 5 x 2-3 (80%) + 5 lbs, 100 lbs & 105 lbs
  • Barbell bench press: 5 x 2-3 (85%) + 5 lbs, 110 lbs, 115 lbs

Supersets:

  • Barbell shrugs: 5 x 5-6, 195 lbs
  • DB lateral raises: 5 x 5-6, 30 lbs then 40 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • Low row: 5 x 5-6, 80 lbs
  • DB shrugs: 5 x 5-6, 90 lbs
  • reverse curls: 5 x 5-6, 30 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • EZ bar skullcrushers: 5 x 5-6, 30 lbs
  • EZ bar chest press (narrow): 5 x 5-6, 30 lbs
  • DB bentover reverse fly: 5 x 5-6, 50 lbs

Cardio HiiT Seshh:

  • Jump rope: 2 minutes
  • Jumping jacks: 1 minute
  • Burpees: 2 minutes
  • Sprint: 1 minute
  • Spin bike: 14 minutes, gear 6

Today’s long leg sesshh

Warm up:

  • kettebell swings: 4 x 25, 12 lbs
  • Front box step ups: 4 x 25
  • DB Romanian deadlifts: 4 x 25, 30 lbs

Workout Seshh:

  • Conventional deadlift: 6 x 5-6 was the goal (but did 6 x 4-5) at 215 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 6 x 5-6, 155 lbs

Supersets:

  • Front squats: 6 x 6-8 ( I did 5 reps) 120 lbs
  • Resistance band lateral leg raises: 6 x 6-8 each leg, red band

Supersets:

  • Barbell wide stance stiff legged deadlifts: 6 x 6-8, 100 lbs
  • box step ups w/ DB: 6 x 6-8, 40 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • Smith machine alternating lunges: 6 x 6-8, 95 lbs
  • DB squats: 6 x 6-8, 50 lbs
  • DB plie squats: 6 x 6-8, 55 lbs

Supersets:

  • Seated leg extension: 6 x 6-8, 60 lbs
  • Seated one legged leg extension: 6 x 6-8 each leg, 20 lbs

Cardio Seshhh:

  • Stationary bike: 20 minutes total. 
  • 5 minutes, resistance 1, rpms 80+
  • 5 minutes, resistance 10, rpms 60+
  • 5 minutes, resistance 1, rpms 80+
  • 5 minutes, resistance 10, rpms 60+

Tuesday Two-a-Days

Monday I did a rest day (I know, odd) only because Sunday I had worked out with a gym friend of mine & I needed to the sleep Monday to fully operate doing two jobs one after the other pretty much. Lately I have been doing ‘Two-A-Days” (coming in twice in one day) to workout, once being the early morning (normal routine) and the second time being in the evening when I don’t have to work the gym and sometimes on the weekends as well. It’s been odd, but not horrible. Normally it is different parts of the body to avoid injury and it allows me to workout with someone and learn a couple of things or two about their regimen and goals as well. Not to mention, I had a friend set up a 5-6 meals a day plan for me to follow and drink water by the gallons daily, so I have been trying to follow that (which I will post macro’s once I get this new plan figured out) and get into routine of it. I didn’t write down the workout I did this afternoon, but the workout below will be from my workout this morning. 

Warm Up:

  • Seated leg curl machine: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • Leg press machine: 4 x 25, 60 lbs
  • Hip abduction w/band: 4 x 25, red band

Workout:

  • Sumo deadlift: 4 x 6-8, 205 lbs (beltless)
  • Barbell back squat: 4 x 6-8, 160 lbs (beltless)
  • Box squat: 4 x 8-10, 185 lbs (beltless)

Tri-sets:

  • Single leg linear leg press: 4 x 8-10 each leg, 298 lbs
  • DB plie squat: 4 x 8-10, 45 lbs
  • Kettlebell swings: 4 x 8-10, 10kg

Tri-sets:

  • DB stiff legged deadlifts: 4 x 8-10, 40 lbs
  • Single leg seated leg extension: 4 x 8-10, 20 lbs
  • Hip adduction: 4 x 8-10, 50 lbs

Cardio Session:

  • Spin bike: 20 minutes, gear 5

Working on speed for lifts

Warm up:

  • Lying resistance  band butt lifts: 4 x 25, red
  • body bar goodmorning: 4 x 25, 3 lbs
  • Hip adduction: 4 x 25, 40 lbs

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 2 x 4 reps (was aiming for 5-6) 215 lbs
  • Conventional deadlift: 2 x 3 (was aiming for 5-6) 230 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 4 x 5-6, 155 lbs
  • barbell back squat: 4 x 5-6, 170 lbs
  • Barbell front squat: 4 x 8-10, 75 lbs
  • Box squat: 4 x 8-10, 155 lbs

Cardio Session

  • Spin bike: gear 3, rpms 90+ for 20 minutes 

Dynamic speed leg day

Oh the thrills of having to start light again and work my way up to heavier weights. I did good speed work on the Sumo deadlift today, but squats were shaking somewhat. Hopefully, that’s just a sign they are getting used to the weights again. Considering it was low weight today,  it somewhat would worry me if I had a hard time lifting today. Still waiting for muscle memory to kick into overload. 

Warm up:

  • Hip adduction machine: 4 x 25, 50 lbs
  • resistance band body weight squats: 4 x 25, red band
  • kneeling hip flexor: 4 x 25

Workout:

  • Sumo deadlift: 3 x 8, 175 lbs
  • Sumo deadlift: 3 x 6, 205 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 8, 135 lbs
  • barbell back squat: 3 x 6, 160 lbs

Superset:

  • Linear leg press (hamstring focus): 3 x 10, 298 lbs
  • Kettlebell plie squats: 3 x 10, 12kg

Tri-sets:

  • Smith machine narrow stance squats: 3 x 10, 115 lbs
  • DB stiff legged deadlift: 3 x 10, 50 lbs
  • resistance band lateral leg raises: 3 x 10 each leg, green band