Hey FitFam! 

Guess what? I made it to the gym again today, which means all of you get a new set of exercises to try, win-win situation. I have also noticed the gym has died down some since New Year's, which is good for me, because I don't have to wait for every machine or make room to do my free weight workouts. Although, I attend the gym in the mornings so, not sure what the evenings look like. Has anyone else realized their gym dying down in numbers? not as crowded. as the beginning of the year. 

 

Heads up to https://culturalatheist.wordpress.com/ (Braddahr) - I again didn't get to my pull up exercise because it was taken over. With that being said, there is always tomorrow

 

Workout Session:

 
  • Plate side bends: 5 x 20, 25 lb Superset with Seated Russian Twist: 5 x 20, 45 lb plate
  • Jackknife sit up: 5 x 20 Superset with Decline sit up: 5 x 20
  • Straight leg hip raise: 5 x 20 Superset with Toe Touches: 5 x 20
  • Goodmorning: 3 x 10, 40 lb Superset with DB stiff-leg deadlift: 3 x 10, 70 lb
  • Vertical crunches: 5 x 10 Superset with planks: 5 x 30 seconds 

This was a short workout routine, but definitely a good ab workout and I enjoy working my core muscles. The added hamstring exercises felt really good to do as well and you don't have to use heavy weights to do them. The hardest ab workout superset I did was probably the "Jackknife sit up/ decline sit up" it had been sometime since doing the jackknife and it was difficult for the first couple of sets but I continued to do it and it got easier when I took my time and didn't try to rush through it and it definitely gave me a burning sensation. The decline sit up is a good exercise and offers a challenge to those that want something different. If you want to add weights, you can or you can make into a decline sit with a overhead press, depending on how hard or easy you want it. I am typically really good at doing sit ups and crunches, but the decline sit up challenges me in ways that allows me to feel the full contraction at the top (which I love). 

 Oh and I PR'd - I went from using a 25 lb weight plate for seated russian twist to now 45 lb weight plate (this made me really happy) 

I hope all of you have had time to try my past exercises if not the whole routine and continue working on self and self appreciation for what you are capable of - you may not believe you can do any of this, but you will be so proud of yourself when you see how much you can do and more! thank you for reading.

 

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxx

 
 

Published by Shay-Lon Moss