Long Damn Week, Back to normal Hours, back to gym.

Happy Monday FitFam!

Finally January is coming to an end and the only reason I am happy about this is because finally I am not working another 60 hours in Feb. lol. which means I get TIME to actually get things done, the weather is getting closer to spring/summer and that excites me and because valentine’s is around the corner and this will give me a chance to drink wine.. lol.

Oh and I have a friend who has a birthday and I GUESS I will be celebrating it with her, so.. I mean Feb, seems like a good month besides having to pay rent. LOL. 

 

So to kick it off on a Monday, I did a workout at the gym this morning (woke up on time) and got there when it wasn’t busy, yay! My workout today went fairly well, I made it a full body workout day, although I did more work on the legs because I haven’t had an actual leg day in awhile and that isn’t good because things seem to go away when you stop training muscles. Nothing was “too heavy” today, I wanted to stay within 60-70 percent of my 1RM for many exercises. I also thought I would announce, I LOST  a fun 3 pounds! hahahaha. that is great, right? now I weigh 144 lb:) ( I am 5’8) , but with my weight loss came muscle loss, and not so fun, but that is alright, I will pump some iron and get it back in no time. 

 

If you remember me talking about the “weird” man who watched me the last time I was the gym, well, he was there again today and this time, he was less creepy, or at least trying to conceal it.. so I wouldn’t notice. I suppose I am only worth watching when I am doing overhead presses of 50 plus pounds haha. — jk, but I was relieved he decided to not stop and stare today. He must only watch me on certain days of the week. LOL. Anywho, tomorrow is my last squat challenge day! YAY! so happy! it has been a blast (but that is for another blog post) 

 

Anyways, don’t forget to sign-up for my squat challenge, by Feb 1st. 🙂 

 

Workout Session:

 
  • Smith machine squats: 4 x 12, 10, 8, 8. 1 x 55lb, 1 x 75lb, 2 x 87 lb
  • smith machine lunges: 4 x 12, 10, 8, 8. 1 x 15 lb, 1 x 35 lb, 2 x 55 lb
  • Bench press (neutral grip): 4 x 8. 1 x 70 lb, 3 x 42 lb
  • smith machine bentover rows: 4 x 8. 3 x 65 lb, 1 x 75 lb
  • Cable kickback: 4 x 12, 10, 8, 8. 1 x 10 lb, 1 x 15 lb, 2 x 20 lb per leg. Superset with Curtsy lunge: 4 x 12, 10, 8, 8
  • Cable curls: 4 x 8. 20 lb. Superset with Cable upright rows: 4 x 8. 20 lb
  • Leg press: 4 x 12, 10, 8, 8. 1 x 70 lb, 1 x 90 lb, 2 x 110 lb
  • leg extension: 4 x 12, 10, 8, 8. 2 x 70 lb, 2 x 90 lb
  • pull ups: 4 x 8 (no assistance/ stopped at 6 and finished with the 2 each time) 
  • bodyweight squats: 240 reps (I will post the YouTube video next post) 

Today’s workout was a longer than I anticipated but that is okay, I got through it and needed a longer workout to make up for the lack of days I missed because of my work schedule being so long. Hopefully all of you started your Monday off with some productivity! feel free to try out some of these exercises and share your workouts me in the comment section. 

 

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxx

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Gym Workout – Jan. 26th

Gym, Sport, Fit, Fitness, Bless You

Hey FitFam, 

I woke up later than usual today due to a phone conversation last night that seemed to last longer than I would have expected but it was well worth it until I woke up and realized how tired I still was – ugh. I swear I looked at my alarm clock (yes I use an alarm clock and not my phone because I am still somewhat in the 90’s lol) and realized is it really after 10am .. do I need to go to the gym today; then realized I had promised someone I would post a video of me doing my squat challenge today since I am feeling much better in the female department — next time I will not make any promises so I can sleep in instead, lol. jk. 

 

Oh and let’s not forget, there is this certain blogger who keeps reminding me about having to do pull -ups, I won’t speak his name or anything because I don’t want all of my blog followers to bring torches to his page, but yeah he is also the reason for my going to the gym today. LOL  but seriously.. I am glad he reminds me, because we have this small challenge going on and it has helped me develop my pull ups 🙂 

 

On to the good stuff, but WAIT! Yes, I did have a YouTube video for today and will post the link and what not in the next blog post for all the world to see, please subscribe to my YouTube channel, I love feedback and positive vibes or criticisms. I have a fun announcement to make in my next blog post as well, which hopefully will get people excited with me! be on the lookout for that! 

 

Now on to the good stuff…. 

 

Workout Session:

 
  • Bench press (narrow grip): 3 x 10, 1 x 55 lb, 1 x 70 lb, 1 x 80 lb. Superset with Pull ups: 3 x 10 
  • Overhead triceps extension: 3 x 10, 20 lb. Superset with smith machine one arm upright row: 3 x 10 per arm , 25 lb
  • Triceps Pushdown: 3 x 10, 1 x 40 lb, 1 x 50 lb, 1 x 60 lb. Superset with Low row (narrow grip): 3 x 10, 1 x 55 lb, 1 x 70 lb, 1 x 85 lb
  • Kneeling Triceps extension: 3 x 10, 1 x 15 lb, 1 x 20 lb, 1 x 25 lb Superset with Cable rope curls: 3 x 10, 1 x 20 lb, 1 x 25 lb, 1 x 30 lb
  • Bodyweight squats: 230 reps 

So this probably looks like a short workout, but when you consider it being done as supersets, it isn’t as easy as it looks after all. I had a wonderful time during my workout and as I am typing, i can feel the soreness coming from a good workout today. I PR in my bench, which was nice. I went from a good 70 lb struggling to do 10 reps, to now 80 lb with 10 reps! I love that, my goal is 100 lb by the end of Feb, so hopefully that increases. If anyone does any of these exercises or does this routine, please leave me a comment letting me know what you think of it, love hearing from all of you. Thanks for reading.

 

Your Fitness Blogger,

 

Shay-lon xxx

My Gym Workout – back at it again

FitFam Wednesday,

I was back at the gym today, since it had been awhile – like two days. I finally put on my happy face and made it to the gym this morning in the rain and all. The gym wasn’t packed this morning when I arrived but that changed maybe a hour later, anyhow, I was able to finish up my workout in a timely manner and work on strengthening my arms with less disruptions. I also did my squat challenge ( I will upload the video on social media, YouTube, and my blogs) be excited. I wanted to say thank you to all those that have been watching my YouTube videos and leaving comments/feedback, I do appreciate it and I try to make sure I reply back promptly when given the time. Also, I posted some progress pictures on Instagram today as well https://www.instagram.com/shaylon_fitnesswonderwoman/?hl=en just in case anyone wants to see where I am now with my physique. I am happy with what I have seen and hope that it continues to progress. In the meantime, let us get to business. 

 

I didn’t do a proper warm up today, because I thought I was too cool for it on a rainy day, lol.

 

Workout Session:

 
  • Cable bicep curls: 4 x 10, 12, 12, 15. 1 x 20 lb, 2 x 25 lb, 1 x 30lb Superset with cable upright rows: 4 x 10, 12, 12, 15. 1 x 20 lb, 2 x 25 lb, 1 x 30 lb.
  • Alternating Hammer curls: 4 x 10, 12, 12, 15. 3 x 30 lb, 1 x 40 lb. Superset with Overhead press: 4 x 10, 12, 12, 15. 50 lb
  • Plate curls: 4 x 10, 12, 12, 15. 3 x 25 lb, 1 x 45 lb Superset with closed grip low row:  4 x 10, 12, 12, 15. 3 x 70 lb, 1 x 85 lb
  • plank: 3 x 30 seconds
  • bodyweight squats: 225 reps 

Stayed tuned for the video and be sure to like, share and leave feedback.

 

Your Fitness Blogger, 

Shay-lon xxx

 
 

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 – Dec. 28th

Ello, hello, hey fitfam

I hope I am not late for the party, unless it encourages working out and getting all sweaty .. then I can wait another hour until everyone is finished. LOL. Today was another day I managed to make it to the gym, quite earlier this morning due to me getting off work at 8 in the morning. I somehow forgot to wear a bra and so had to drive all the way home to put on one before heading to the gym – don’t ask me how this happened, something tells me it was from the lack of sleep the night before or the late night partying where we all remove our bras and undies and show up to work! xD okay maybe not that. 

Today’s workout consisted of back and arms. Many people for whatever reason don’t like working out the arms because it is “boring”, but I find that it can be fun and quite entertaining depending on the exercises you choose – and the amount of gains you get on leg day is possible on arm day if you really hit that weight hard. Today I PR’d in multiple exercises (which I will make mention which ones and by how much) and so that made me happy about arm day. I love back muscles, they are super nice to see on other people and I love when mine show – it is to die for. lol – maybe not that serious. 

Anyways…….

 

Warm up:

 
  • /Treadmill: 10 minutes, 2.0 incline, 3.8 speed (you are probably wondering when I plan on doing something different with my warmups) 

Workout Session: back & arms

  • Wide-grip lat pulldowns (dropsets): 5 x 15, 12, 10, 8. 6 (amount of reps)/ 1 x 100lb, 1 x 85lb, 1 x 70lb, 1 x 55lb, 1 x 40lb
  • Wide-grip half lat pullown: 3 x 15, 100lb (first time doing this exercise)
  • one arm cable row: 4 x 8 per side, 25lb Superset with wide-grip cable row: 4 x 15, 2 x 42.5lb and 2 x 50lb (this was using the dual pulley cable because someone had to use the other one, so the load is smaller) 
  • Alternating Dumbbell curl: 5 x 15, 12, 10, 8, 6. 40lb – I PR’d by 10 pounds more! yay!
  • Preacher curl with the EZ-curl bar: 3 x 10, 8, 6. 30lb Superset with seated incline dumbbell biceps curl: 3 x 15, 30lb
  • Close grip bench press: 4 x 12, 10, 8, 6. 1 x 35lb, 1 x 55lb, 1 x 65, 1 x 75. I PR’d by 5 pounds! yay! I think my 1RM used to be 100lb, so I am aiming for that again
  • Rope Triceps pushdown: 3 x 12, 10, 8. 30lb Superset with overhead rope triceps press: 3 x 12, 10, 8. 25lb

My preacher curl I am going to go up to 40-50 pounds because 30 was easy for me. I want to get my bench press back up to 100lb, so it is a work in progress at the moment. I am happy to announce my biceps have gained some hefty vein gains and muscle.. looking like a huge hill no one wants to ride their bike down. lol. I didn’t have to do squats today (squat challenge rest day) yay for me! my legs said “not today shay, not today”.

If you are someone who has been following my workouts and doing them, please let me know what you think, I know many people on Insta have told me that they have been doing my workout and have thought some of them to be killer and I love it, so if you are one of those people, give me some feedback on your thoughts! 

 

Leave all your workouts in the comment section, along with your PR’s and positive attitudes! Feel free to share my workouts with friends and family, get them motivated and lifting! 

 

Your Fitness blogger,

Shay-lon xxx

 
 
 
 

First Day back at the Gym since Thursday.

Hey FitFam,

Today was my first day back at the gym since Thursday, I hadn’t been feeling very well so I took some time off from the gym and decided to not overdue anything. I feel better, not 100 percent but better and I did wonderfully at the gym today during my workout – no complaints. This is another late evening and i am writing this blog post – but if you follow me on Instagram, then you probably have already seen my workout for today BUT if you don’t follow me, then you will have a chance to now. Yay! 

 

Warm up:

 
  • 12 minutes, 2.0 incline, 3.8 speed

Workout Session:

  • Dumbbell shoulder press: 5 x 15, 12, 10, 8, 6. 40lb
  • One-arm (cheat) lateral raise: 4 x 8 per side, 20lb  Superset with: lateral raise 4 x 10 per side, 20lb
  • Front plate raise & press: 4 x 10, 25lb Superset with: Overhead plate press 4 x to failure, 25lb
  • Rear Delt high rope pull: 4 x 20, 15, 12, 10. 20lb – could have done a higher weight
  • Incline dumbbell press: 4 x 8, 40lb Superset with: incline dumbbell Flye 4 x 15, 20lb 
  • Pullover: 4 x 15, 12, 10, 8
  • Decline press: 3 x 15, 70-90lb
  • Air squats: 105 reps

Your Fitness blogger,

 

Shay-lon xxx 

Working your arms until fatigue..

People, Man, Men, Male, Adult, Person

I have never wanted to not use my arms so bad until today happened.. 

 

Warm up:

 
  • Treadmill: 2.0 incline, 3.8 speed, 12 minutes

Workout Session: Arm Day 

  • EZ-barbell curl: 5 x 15, 12, 10, 8, 6. 3 x 30lb, 2 x 40lb

SUPERSETS! BICEPS

  • Bicep curl machine: 3 x 10 ( full range of motion)
  • Bicep curl machine: 3 x 8 (half reps from the top)
  • Bicep curl machine: 3 x 8 (half reps from the bottom)
  • Bicep curl machine: 3 x 8 (lowering weight in 8 counts)
  • Bicep curl machine: 3 x 1 (30 second midway hold)
  • Bicep curl machine: 3 x to failure (dropset)

SUPERSETS!

  • Close-grip bench press: 5 x 15,12, 10, 8, 6. 3 x 35lb, 1 x 45lb, 1 x 55lb
  • Overhead Triceps Dumbbell press: 5 x 15. 20lb

Triceps dips: 4 x to failure

Air squats: 75 reps