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
 
 

 

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Romanian Deadlift (Exercise How To)

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

One of the BIG 3 LIFTS! 

So this lift will be exciting to talk about because I know my blog has some heavy lifters for sure and people who implement this workout on a more daily basis, but if you aren’t someone who has done this particular exercise, don’t fret, today is your lucky day to learn! The above video shows Scott Herman demonstrating it with the barbell, but it can be done with dumbbells (will be discussed in separate post) so, if you don’t have a barbell, this is one of those versatile exercises. The ONE thing to keep in mind is to ALWAYS do this exercise using the correct form and technique or you will end up injured or with unnecessary soreness.  I know I always tell you guys to watch for form and technique, but this one of those exercises it is extremely important because many people do not do this exercise correctly. If you are like me, you should be putting most of the effort in your legs and not so much your back – although you will use your back muscles as well. Pay attention to the above video and the step by step directions. 

 

How to perform the movement:

 
  1. Using a barbell, hold it at hip level, with a pronated grip (palms facing down). Shoulders back, back arched,  and knees slightly bent. Starting position.
  2. Lower the bar by moving your butt back as far as you can, keep the bar close to your body, head looking forward and your shoulders are back. Should end up just below the knee. 
  3. Return to starting position by driving the hips forward and standing up tall. 
  4. Repeat for the recommended repetitions. 

Now this exercise is easier said than done, pay attention to your full ROM and making sure you aren’t compensating in any way that could cause injury. I obviously recommend for beginners, using the bar only and if the 45 lb bar is too heavy, try using the 35 lb bars or using a body bar. 

 

Muscles being used:

  • Hamstrings
  • Quads
  • hip flexors
  • glutes
  • back muscles
  • abdominal muscles help keep you from folding in half 

So for those of you who do this deadlift, what is your max? 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

P.S I have actually spoken to Scott Herman on Instagram! lol 

My Gym Workout- Another lengthy one.

FitFam Monday Jan. 9th 

Remember how I shared with all of you about my workout on Saturday being lengthy, well come to find out, today’s workout was also very lengthy as well. I didn’t mean for it to happen, but realized I had to make up for another day at the gym I missed. I woke up this morning getting my workout together on paper, when I realized, holy shit, I missed another day, I was trying my best to talk myself out of caring, but just couldn’t do it. LOL. So cheers to another time consuming workout that really challenged my mindset and my time management skills. 

 

I did not do a “warm up”, but instead did my 1st cardio workout first to get my body warmed up for my lifts afterwards.

 

Workout Session:

 
  • Cardio: Steady state (any mode of your choice), 45 minutes, 65%-75% of HR
  • Dumbbell push up to row: 3 x 6-10, 40 lb
  • Romanian Deadlift: 3 x 6-10, 155lb Superset with DB sumo squat: 3 x 6-10, 30lb
  • Pronated wide grip pullup: 3 x 6-10
  • DB lunge: 3 x 6-10, 40lb Superset with leg extension: 3 x 6-10, 110 lb
  • Standing calf raise: 3 x 6-10
  • Overhead press: 3 x 6-10, 40lb Superset with lateral DB raise: 3 x 6-10, 30lb
  • Triceps dips: 3 x 6-10 Superset with barbell bicep curl: 3 x 6-10, 40 lb
  • HIIT Training: 20 minutes, 30 seconds all out, 90 seconds recovery

I did some good PR’s while I was at, I did one for the push up to row (went up about 10 lb) which made me happy, plus my form during that exercise was a lot better and I was able to keep my balance better as well. Overall the workout wasn’t horrible, just long and tons of cardio got worked in. Hopefully tomorrow my workout won’t be as lengthy – fingers crossed.

Feel free to leave your workouts and gains in the comment section, share this with your friends/family and follow me if you don’t already.

 

Your Fitness blogger,

 

Shay-lon xxx

My Gym Workout – A lengthy one

FitFam,

I didn’t get the chance to write out my workout for you guys on Saturday, so I decided I would tonight.  This particular workout is extremely long (took me nearly 3 hours) but mainly because I was making up for the 2 days that I didn’t make it to the gym and wanted to push myself since Sunday’s are my rest days. I don’t recommend that anyone spends this long inside of a gym if you aren’t used to this, it is something you gradually work up to if you would like, but it isn’t always necessary. As long as you find some way, sometime to be active in your day, you are doing something right. The length of time and the kind of workout is up to you, but finding time to do it, there is always time, you just need to find it and use it. 

 

I did not do a warm up because I figured since I was starting with cardio, I would add it in with the actual workout instead of doing them separately. 

 

Workout Session:

 
  • Steady-state cardio: 45 minutes, 65-75% of HR.
  • Romanian Deadlift: 3 x 10-12, 105lb, 155lb
  • Bench DB step up: 3 x 10-12, 40lb
  • Bodyweight Wall squat: 3 x 10-12 
  • DB lateral to front raise: 3 x 10-12, 10lb
  • DB Flye: 3 x 10-12, 30lb
  • DB kickback: 3 x 10-12, 15lb
  • leg extension: 3 x 10-12, 70lb
  • DB push press: 3 x 10-12, 30lb
  • Pullup: 3 x 10-12 
  • Bentover barbell row: 3 x 10-12, 65lb
  • Cable hammer curl: 3 x 10-12, 20lb
  • Pike crunch: 3 x 10-12
  • Plank: 3 x 30 seconds
  • Air squats: 160 reps
  • Cardio: HIIT Training, 20 minutes,30 seconds all out, 90 second recovery

Overall a long workout but not a horrible one. It has been my first time being at the gym for so long actually, and time went by fairly fast while I was doing my workouts, it didn’t help that the gym was packed because of New Years, so some of the machines I had to wait to use them, etc. I enjoyed my HIIT Cardio workout at the end, it definitely made a difference in my workout since I don’t do a whole lot of cardio exercises.  Feel free to leave comments and share. 

 

Your Fitness blogger,

Shay-lon xxx

 

My Gym Workout – Jan. 2nd Starting the year off the same way

Hey hey hey! 

Welcome back everyone! This is only the second day of January and I already feel the same as I did in 2016. As always, I started my morning off with a workout at the gym. Today’s workout was long in length, but still entertained my gains and gave me great pleasure. I am hoping those that follow my workouts and give them a go will appreciate this one/don’t feel rushed and continue to push yourself. 

 

I am still not sure what my blog will consist of – when it comes to the new 2017 blog, but I do know that I will be changing my theme at some point and will more than likely have a plan in place within this week or next (fingers crossed). I did however, give some thought into possibly using snapchat to blog with some of you and take video footage, etc but not sure how I want to go about it and whether I will use snapchat, twitter or insta video wise (live video), so that is something that is floating around. I have had many people ask for more collabs and guest posting, so I have some ideas down on paper. Right now, I am taking it a day at a time and just organizing my thoughts with this blog. Thank you for being patient with me.

 

Warm up: 

I didn’t do a proper warm up, the gym was really busy, so I had to do what I could with what I had available to me and used my lifting as warm up with no weights. 

 

Workout Session:

 
  • Dumbbell pushup to row: 3 x 6-10. 15lb (45 second rest between sets)
  • Romanian Deadlift: 3 x 6-10. 1 x 105lb, 2 x 155lb (45 second rest between sets)
  • Dumbbell Sumo Squat: 3 x 6-10. 30lb (45 second rest between sets)
  • Pronated wide-grip pullup: 3 x 6-10. (45 second rest between sets)
  • Dumbbell lunge: 3 x 6-10. 30lb (45 second rest between sets)
  • Leg extension: 3 x 6-10. 90lb. (45 second rest between sets) 
  • leg curl: 3 x 6-10. 70lb (45 second rest between sets)
  • standing calf raise: 3 x 6-10. (45 second rest between sets)
  • barbell upright row: 3 x 6-10. 35lb (45 second rest between sets)
  • standing overhead press: 3 x 6-10. 40lb (45 second rest between sets)
  • Dumbbell lateral raise: 3 x 6-10, 30lb. (45 second rest between sets)
  • Triceps dips: 3 x 6-10 (45 second rest between sets)
  • V-ups: 3 x 6-10 (45 second rest between sets)
  • Air squats: 135 reps
  • Kneeling cable crunch: 3 x 6-10 (45 second rest between sets)

Feel free to let me know what you think of the workout if you decide to give it a go! for more workouts, click here. Thank for reading, feel free to leave comments, share, reblog, and follow me!

 

Your Fitness blogger,

Shay-lon xxx