Spicy Sweet Potato Fries & My Current Workout Split/Eating Habits

sweet fries tuna salad Sweet potato fries & a huge avocado tuna salad for dinner!

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of posts lately! I have been slacking off a bit with my blog due to the fact that I am trying to get my own eating habits and workouts in check. I think I’ve finally got it figured out! So..I have been trying to gain weight for a while but I have a hard time putting it on(high metabolism!). So lately I have started to count calories again for a bit just to make sure I am getting enough each day because it’s very important to me to not under eat! I have also stopped almost any form of cardio. The only cardio I am doing is 20 minutes of steady running on the treadmill (5.0-5.5mph) one day a week. It’s working really well! I love weight training so this works well for me. My current 5 day split + cardio is:

  • Monday – Chest + Back + Abs + TVA(Planks for 1:30, 1 min, 50sec, 30sec with a small rest in-between each)
  • Tuesday – Biceps + Triceps + Shoulders + Calfs
  • Wednesday – Quadriceps + Hamstrings + TVA(Planks for 1:30, 1 min, 50sec, 30sec with a small rest in-between each)
  • Thursday – Chest + Back + Abs + Calfs
  • Friday – OFF
  • Saturday – Biceps + Triceps + Shoulders + TVA(Planks for 1:30, 1 min, 50sec, 30sec with a small rest in-between each)
  • Sunday – 20 min run(Treadmill)
My schedule seems a little weird because I have friday off then I workout saturday but that’s just because Friday always seems to be my busiest night haha. Anyways so my diet has changed, I take in about 1700-1750 calories a day at the moment but I am planning on increasing it as I increase the weight I am lifting. But so far it’s working since in a week I have measured myself multiple times on an empty stomach and I’ve gained about 0.7 pounds. That’s pretty good for a week. I am getting stronger too I have noticed. My new workouts are a lot more demanding and last anywhere from 30min-1 hour. Although I still recommend my past workouts (10-20min) for anyone! They really are great! But I am more focussed on putting on muscle mass at the moment so I am trying to steer away from my old more cardio based workouts for now. So overall I am just trying to eat more, lift more and worry less about every little detail. I feel much happier with where I am at!
P.S: ALL MY WORKOUTS ARE STILL DONE AT HOME. No gym for me 😉
Ready for my next post? I will be discussing “IIFYM” and my personal views on it as well as my current macros and a more in-depth view of my diet. Stay posted!
~Sam~

SHORT, INTENSE HOME WORKOUTS:#2

Hey guys! Here is today’s workout. I will be doing it later tonight so I hope you are ready to join me! We are going to push as hard as we can and give it all we got! Work to your own limits. You will feel so much better once you finish if you know you worked as hard as you possibly could. Remember, the effort you put in= the results you’ll achieve! So give it 100% and that’s what you’ll receive. Let’s do this.
3 Rounds, as fast as possible. 4th Bonus round anyone?
Equipment Required: 1 set of middle weight dumbells (1 am using 15 pounds)
10 Dive bombers*
20 Squat Leg lifts**
5 Dumbell preacher curls***
5 Corkscrew curls****
10 Weighted lunge jumps*****(I used 8 pound weights for these)

*Search anywhere on the internet and you are sure to find an example of these! They are a form of push-up where your legs are kept wide, arms close in push-up position, bring your body forward as if you are going under a low fence, then return back under the fence. Repeat!
**Stand and do a regular squat, then after your squat, lift your right leg straight up to the right side of you. Place your leg back down, do another squat and then move on to your left leg. Keep alternating legs. Each leg will be 1 rep.
***Stand with your back straight and legs staggered, dumbells in each hand. Do a basic bicep curl then at the top of the curl, twist your wrists to face away from you and push your arms straight up. Lower your arms back down while twisting back to a bicep curl position, lower your arms to your sides. Repeat!

****Move into a low squat position while holding two dumbells. Place your elbows between your legs using them as support, do a bicep curl. If done properly, you should feel this in your legs and arms.

*****Do alternating lunges with weights in both hands by jumping upwards to switch legs.
Comment below and let me know how you did or what you thought about the workout! Ask questions if you need a better explanation of any of the moves.

Hope this is enough explanation! Also here is a picture of my delicious salad I had for lunch today. I topped it with a tsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar!
Salad cherry tomatoes

Intense Abs-Home Workout

Hey everyone ! I am loving my first day here in the carribean, its beautiful & super hot ! I wanted to share with you an easy workout you can do at home or on vacation!

Intense Abs:
-30 crunches
-60 bicycles( count each time your knee touches your elbow )
-*15 frog crunches or in and out crunches if frog is too hard.
-*30 sitting legs up & together, hands clasped , side to side movements
-30 sec. Plank
-15 legs in and out lying down on back, hands folded behind head.
Rest.

Repeat 2-3 times as fast as you can.

Enjoy! Feel free to lower or add reps as necessary.
* (use a weight for extra resistance, while legs are up, rotate your clasped hands from side to side, twisting your torso as.you do so)
*frog crunches are where you sit with your legs up and together, lean back slightly(this is similar to the side to side movements I talked about above), then at the same time, extend your legs straight and open your arms, then to complete the movement, bring your legs back in and pull your arms in without letting your feet touch the floor, repeat! For in and outs the only difference is that you do this same movment but keep your arms on the floor behing you for extra balance, you then only use your legs.