This Week’s Workout

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This week I have been focused on cardio and toning my legs.

This week’s workout ( 3 out of 7 days):

3 mile run

50 squats every other day

Stretch before and after.

Healthy Tips:

Drink water daily. Always begin hydrating 24 hours in advance.

Stretching helps with preventing muscle cramps and helps the body with its mobility.

This Week’s Workout Routine

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Great news! I’ve made progress so far this year. My routines are working. The process to gain lean muscle is paying off. I’ve gain three pounds of muscle and based on my workouts, I been able to cut those pounds very well. As you see in the photo above, the definition in my weight gain has improved. Below are the routines I have completed in the last seven days.

Sunday: Full court basketball

Tuesday: 3 mile run

Thursday: 3 mile run; weight lifting: back 3 x 12 (70 lbs), triceps 3×10 (55 lbs), biceps (3×10 55 lbs)

Sunday: 3 mile run; full court basketball

 

Sesame Dressing

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Saturday’s workout was all about the back. As I mentioned before, my goal is to gain weight and lean muscle. I’ve always had issues gaining weight, mainly keeping the weight on. The number one problem, I was I focused on cardio more than lifting weights.

Pre-workout meal:

Salad:

Iceberg lettuce

Boiled eggs

Garlic salt

Chopped celery

Carrots

Cucumbers

Cranberries

Sesame seed dressing

Workout:

Rows 4×10

Flys 3×10

Medicine ball throws 2×20

  • Be sure to begin hydrating 24 hours in advance. I am constantly drinking water daily.
  • Stretch before and after you exercise

Him/Her Workout Day 1

Great health and wellness starts from within. You must have a strong mental attitude to set a goal and accomplish it. Great support helps also. Set your goals and accomplish them. Welcome to 2017.
Him:
Athlete
Ex-football player
Ex-basketball player
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Her:
Athlete/ Marine
Ex-basketball player
Ex-track sprinter
Ex-Marine
135
Goals:
Her: Weight gain/ lean muscle
Him: Weight loss/ muscle definition


Routine Day #1:

Her:

Upper body

Chest/back/biceps/triceps

Weight: 20lbs – 55lbs *vary per machine

Curls 4X10

Bench press 3X10

Tricep extensions 3X10

Shoulders 3X10

Him:

Upper body

Chest/back/biceps/triceps

Weight: 50lbs-70lbs *vary per machine

Curls 4X10

Bench press 3X10

Tricep extensions 3X10

Shoulders 3X10 Weight: 15lbs-20lbs

You choose your weight amount.

Be sure to begin hydrating 24 hours in advance.

 

 

New Year, New Diet

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Yesterday was another day on our him/her diet. Since Sunday, we’ve been back to the gym and took a trip to the grocery store to pick up new items for our diet. First off, for our second day of working out for our pre-workout we played a one-on-one basketball game for 15 minutes. This helped us get our blood pumping before we lifted weights. If you are trying to lose weight or gain, you still need to warm up before working out. We’ve already been hydrating for 24 hours before we began working out on Tuesday evening. His goal is to lose weight and gain muscle definition. Her goal is to gain weight and lean muscle.

Pre-workout meal:

One-hour prior

Him: Honey Bunch of Oates with Almond milk.

Her: Nothing

Workout:

Him: Chest and back

Closed grip bench 4X10/1 set of max reps

Chest flys: 4×12

Rows 4×10

10 minutes of pro-stretching

Her:

Lunges: 10 sets forward/5 sets backwards

Dumbbell squats: 4×10

10 minutes of pro-stretching

Pro-workout meal:

8-ounce shake:

Ingredients:

Half apple

Half banana

Four strawberries

1/2 cup of cranberries

1/4 grapefruit

1 cup of grapefruit juice

No gym for Wednesday. We will return to gym on Thursday.

 

 

 

Phillip McDaniels

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Physical fitness is a very important aspect of everyone’s life. Eating healthy and taking care of yourself is as well. Phillip McDaniels, Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach, knows about how important it is to get healthy and stay healthy.  Phillip wasn’t a big kid. He was teased because of his weight. Phillip mentioned getting picked on isn’t fun and it doesn’t make you feel good about yourself. A good thing being the “little man” is it motivated him to get into fitness. Perfect Fit Fitness, LLC. Phillip’s business focus on personal training, meal prepping, corporate training, and kid’s fitness. For kid’s fitness, he is passionate about it as he asked, “Shouldn’t administrations change the curriculum to help children become healthier?”  When First Lady, Michelle Obama, took office, her focus was to help children become healthier. Studies show that 80% or more of the nation is obese. That is why Phillip has focused on youth fitness training since 2004.

Phillip also knows the needs of working adults. He knows most employees are looking for  lower health cost, increased productivity, and less employment sick time. Perfect Fitness offers all those things to its clients. While talking to Phillip, he mentioned his concern about women and staying healthy. He believes that women would engage in fitness training more if there was instructors instructing them on what is good and not for their bodies. Phillip’s passions were based on his belief that fitness and nutrition are good components to everyday life. Even though he studied social services in college, the things he experienced in life led him to personal training. Watching others turn their passion into a business helped develop a mindset for change. It helped him change his way of thinking.

I enjoyed my interview with Phillip. I’ve always been a huge fan of fitness and wellness. Just like many people, I too care about my appearance and my health. I look to those like Phillip to help reach my fitness goals. To find out more about Perfect Fit Fitness, click on link below.

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Body Transformation Journey

~ It’s been four months since I began my body transformation. I’ve notice a difference in my body as far as toning and weight gain. When I first began, I mentioned that my goal was to gain weight and muscle. I’ve always struggled with gaining weight. When I gain weight, I struggle with keeping it on. Thanks to my determination, I have made progress. MORE UPDATES COMING SOON.

Back 2 School Bootcamp, Charlotte, NC

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