Fat Burning Leg Plyo for Leg day

If you are one to have no specific leg targets. Wanting to build some muscle, but ALSO burn ALOT of Fat This is one workout that i would definitely recommend

I’ve made up a Leg plyo circuit that I Have been working on once a week for the last 3 months. Its done me wonders! I’m Building some well rounded Leg Muscles along with burning a lot of Fat.

Killing 2 birds with one stone with this workout! 

I’m one to have no main muscle areas I need to particularly grow on my legs, apart from my Glutes that is. My leg muscles just tend to grow very easily and I wish I could say the same for my Glutes.

One thing I’ve learnt is that I don’t need to left heavy, as I don’t need to grow that much muscle. BUT I DO NEED TO BURN FAT.

So I made this Leg Plyo Circuit to help me Maintain my leg Muscles But Also Burn the fat I don’t want on my body.

So Here we go!

4 sets of 10 Wide stance squats – High rep side steps  – 30-45 sec rest

4 sets of 10 Romanian deadlifts – 15 Jumping Lunges – 30-45 sec rest

2 sets of walking lunges

A Very effective leg workout. Plus it takes 15 minutes max!

If you want to see how the plyo is actually done, Click the link below to my youtube channel!

Fat Burning Leg Plyo | Leg Day Explained

Stay Tuned for more!

 

Ling xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Supplements to help Aid Diets.

 

Are supplements vital to diets? …. No, its not Vital. But it can  aid in any diet by reducing some of the natural effects your body can change on you when you are on a diet.

When taking supplements, make sure you ask these questions first before purchasing.

  • What are your reasons into taking it?
  • What does it do?
  • What are the benefits towards your diet?
  • Do you know the ingredients?
  • Have you read the reviews on the brand of the product?

Here are some supplements that I take and why I take them and how are they effect towards my body.

  1. Omega 3 Fish oil capsules

Omega 3 can naturally be consumed within our diet in the likes of salmon, flaxseeds and walnuts etc. Although not everyone  will consume these kinds of foods but instead, the likes of Meat and others which are high in Omega 6’s.

A healthy diet contains a balance of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, and some omega 6 fatty acids tend to promote inflammation.

Even though some Omega 6 fatty acids tend to promote inflammation. It doesn’t mean to be entirely bad for the body. It can still be benefitted to our bodies. But the main goal here is to keep a balanced diet of Omega 3 and Omega 6.

I could go on and on about how Omega 3 works in the body. But this is the main reason as to why I take them. I Know myself that I don’t eat enough foods that are naturally enriched so I balance my omegas at the end of the day with some fish oil capsules. It helps me from promoting inflammation in my body, which I don’t need when I am on a Competition Prep.

*TIP* Some Fish oils are made from crustacean shells. So if you are allergic to shellfish, I would look into the ingredients first before you purchase it and make sure for your own health and safety.

2. Zma’S

Zma supplements are mostly supported by minerals like Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin B6. They are created for the  ability to improve the quality of sleep. Which is extremely important if you are aiming to build some muscle..

During sleep, your body repairs the damage done to muscle fibers in the gym. When these slightly torn fibers are repaired, you naturally get stronger, gain more lean mass and also a very good nights sleep.

*TIP* Should contain 30 milligrams of zinc, 400-450 milligrams of magnesium and 11 milligrams of vitamin B6. This supplement is best taken before bedtime and on an empty stomach.

3. Dandelion root (Tea, Extract, Capsule)

Dandelion is used in a lot of herbal medicines. Mostly used to aid in digestion, inflammation.

For me, It is only used for around the time of my menstrual cycle. As I become very congested and Bloated from inflammation. Water rentention is high for many ladies, at that time of month. So we can benefit from this supplement.

*TIP* Great for using on your peak week, especially if you are expecting your cycle through your show.

4. Protein shakes

Protein Shakes are more for people who cant get enough protein intake from their foods. Where you can turn to Protein Shakes to get that intake. Especially when you are  bulking.

First thing you should ask yourself before you decide about  purchasing Protein shakes.

‘Are you getting enough protein intake in your diet to substantially help you grow muscles from eating?’

An average amount is around 1-1.2g of protein per Ibs that you weigh.

There are many more in which you can add to your supplement stash. Eg BCCA’s, Creatine etc. It entirely depends on your body, and do you need it. I’ve used the likes of these before and have never seen much difference with them, so therefore I decide not to waste my time and money with it, as it can be extremely expensive buying all these supplements.

Check out my link below from Youtube. You can see what supplements I use and from what brands.

Also the big question I get asked : Should you have protein shakes just to lose weight.?

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Day 8 : Bodypower shred

Weight :113
I was sad to see I had gained a pound, but honeslty felt leaner!  It’s
definately a mindfuck!

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Feeling very comfortable with my body!

It was leg day! Got some PR’s done too! I felt really good after it, but legs definately hurt now.

Pain is good.. pain is good

.. Exactly what I tell myself

So I have started youtube videos! Definately check it out!
Leg day day 8 will be on this, you can skip the awkward talking at the start!

Let me know how you feel!

Ling x

Shoulders boulders!

Shoulder day ! plus a little biceps

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Alternating  dumbell lateral raises  3×10  (4kg each side)

I love these! It’s like supersetting the front and side raises. Really challenges your muscles.

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Dumbell shoulder press 3×12  (6kg each side)

Usually, I would do these sitting down. Although, I find standing gives me a better posture! Core tight  and back straight

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Alternating front and rear Delt barbell presses  3×10 (10kg)

These hurt crazy! Working both front and rear Delts really encouraging those shoulder muscles as much as possible. 

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Bicep dumbell curls  3×12 (4 kg)

Even though I hate these, still gotta do them! 

I really should do more bicep workouts but I feel that i like how they look at the moment. My arm muscles have definitely developed earlier than the rest of the body

These are some of the workouts that I got done!

More shoulder exercises to come!

Workout split Monday to Friday

Sorry for the neglect these few days, I went to surprise my boyfriend in Newcastle for his birthday. Even though I went to Newcastle, I didn’t neglect the gym! Always have to keep gym’ing no matter what.

 HIIT Cardio Everyday: high intensity interval training

I try to do cardio at least 6 times a week as it aids in my aim for weight-loss

1: – 30 seconds on rowing machine as fast as possible – 30 seconds of lung jumps  then Rest 60 seconds  (10 sets)

2: – M100 (10 burpees, 10 mountain climbs, 10 squat jumps – 3 sets and finish with 10 burpees – as fast as possible

3: – Stairmaster 45 secs lvl 20,  rest for 1.15mins lvl 5  (13 sets)

My split from Monday to Thursday:

Monday – Back day and Abs 

Bent over dumbbell rows – 3 sets of 12 (6 kg dumbbells)

Cable rows, one sided – 3 sets of 10 (go as heavy as possible)

Pull ups close grip (non assisted) – 3 sets of 6

pull ups wide grip – 3 sets of 5

Ab wheel – 4 sets of 15

Tuesday – Shoulders

Side lateral raise – 3 sets of 10 ( 4 kg dumbbells)

Bent over delt raise – 3 sets of 6 (2 kg)

Front dumbbell raise – 3 sets of 10 (4 kg)

Incline dumbbell shoulder raise – 3 sets of 6 (6 kg)

Wednesday -Arms and Chest

Dumbbell tricep kickback – 3 sets of 10  (4 kg)

Dumbbell bicep curl – 3 sets of 6  (6 kg)

Tricep rope pushdown – 3 sets of 10 ( heaviest I could go)

Push Ups – 2 sets of 10

Dumbbell flyes – 3 sets of 8 (4 kg)

Thursday – Plyo 

20 lunge jumps – 20 seconds of jump rope – 10 squat jumps – 10 mountain climbs

4 times of these together, with 60 seconds rest in between.

Friday – accessory day ( hamstrings and Glute day )

Romanian Deadlifts with dumbbells 3 sets of 12 (9 kg)

Straight leg cable deadlift 3 sets of 10 (heaviest I could go)

and Glutes (check out my post on glutes)

GOOD SESSION THIS WEEK !  This Weeks gains felt amazing, every muscle group targeted each day was followed with pain the next day, good pain though. REFEED TOMORROW! I’m excited for Carbs

Sorry I couldn’t get any gif videos this week, which I will try to get soon.

BTW

Do we like the gif clips? or are they not needed ? I can’t put full videos at the moment, so gif type is what I can do for now.

Yay or Nay for Gif?

Ling x

NEW weigh in and butt day, unbalanced stomach ?

New weigh in today of 112 IBS, last week with 114 IBS

Just a little tip for everyone out there in which I got from experience last night. If you are on any diet, never EVER let yourself starve to the point your sleeping on it. Like myself, I have a week stomach, so I usually have to eat quite late into the night so I don’t go to sleep on an empty stomach, as I do tend to get stomach cramps because of my weak stomach lining. Well this exactly happened, I filled my macros by 8pm, usually I would have an apple or a shake before bed, but I forgot this time. This overall gave me an unbalanced stomach the next day, I couldn’t stomach anything.  Basically my advice to you for this is that no matter what kinda of diet your on… EAT! even if it’s an apple, it’ll help a lot, if you’re anything like me.

SO . 112IBS

Very happy about this new weigh in, progress pictures will come soon.

It was sunday today so kept the workout simple.

GLUTES

4 sets of 10 with everything until failure, then finishing off with a plyo cardio.

I worked Plie lunges on the smith machine along with box squats, heaviest weight was 15kg on each side.

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These are another few exercises that I like to do, to build those glutes.

This is the reverse Hack squat. it was my first time doing these and I really feel my legs works especially in the glute area

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This is the Hip abductor. it really works your hips which are connected to the glutes for that fuller look shape

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Hip Thrusts on a leg extension machine. You can easily do these with weights on a matt.

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On an assisted pull up machine.

This really works the glutes and quads, I always feel the difference the next day after working this.

Abs, Abs, Abs every (other) day

Abs and Arms done today !

I’m going to be very honest but half of the exercises I do, I don’t even know the names for them! So what i’ll do is give the small video clips of them.

2015-03-13_19-22-16_754Ab crunches with weights.

3 sets of 20

love these! They make crunches easier! I always feel like I’m doing my crunches wrong but using the weight to make me slide up sets me to do the exercise with ease and no strain on my neck.

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Ab twists

3 sets till failure

These work the side obliques. raise the legs 45 degrees up, and move the weight side to side. Make sure to face the front and don’t move the body with your arms!

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Leg raises

3 sets till failure

Usually normal leg raises help the lower abdominal muscles but lifting them, increasing the range of movement increases the workout, working into the upper abdominal.

ABs then ARMs

I’ll update on arms next week as I did them vaguely today.

Stairmaster (cardio HIIT)

5 minute warm up

45 seconds level 20, 95 seconds level 2  (13 sets)

Just worked 3 exercises on abs today as I wanted a quick session.

Ling

Ab wheel?

2015-03-08_20-48-24_247“You may not see the little changes to your body  day by day but its the new things that you achieve that is rewarding.”

Worked with this little wonder today, even though it was my rest day, thought I’d do a little of abs. I used to always faceplant at the end but being able to do at least 3 sets of 10 makes me extremely happy. Plus you can really feel the pain the next day !

Anyone else experienced this wheel?

Love Ling