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~

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.

Simple Toned Arms at Home Workout

Hey everyone! I have finally decided to just go ahead and make a workout page! I have been dying to post my workouts forever since I create them all myself and they work awesome for me! I don’t go to a gym because I believe you can get into just as good shape at home with just a few simple pieces of equipment. My workouts are also not too long but quite intense, because let’s face it, who really wants to spend hours in the gym on a saturday?? So without further ado, here is my first workout post!

Simple Toned Arms Workout:
Muscles worked: Arms/biceps/triceps
Equipment Needed: Dumbells
Repeat each set x2 for beginner, x3 for advanced

10 burpees (jump at the top of each one)
10 shoulder flys
10 bicep curls
10 tricep extensions
10 preacher curls
10 shoulder press, each arm(alternating arms)
10 incline push-ups
10 tricep-dips

*Tip* Remember to choose a weight that is right for your goals (ex. low rep, heavy weight=muscle mass/size, high rep, light weight=light toning, mid range(8-12 reps)=lean muscle mass)

Next up will be legs!