The quarantine has everyone stuck at home and the gyms are all shut down, that STILL is NO REASON to be out of shape! See how my cousin and I start building a garage gym…How it was to deadlift after months of not…What happened? Do I still have my strength? and of course a FULL DAY OF EATING CHEAT MEAL!
Garage Gyms – Are they Worth it?
Of course they are! Unfortunately now that people realize they can get in shape a home, a lot of small gyms may shut down. So whether it’s a garage gym, home gym , basement gym or whatever you call it. This investment is definitely worth your time.
Staying in Shape During Quarantine
Just because the gyms are closed does not mean you can and should not work out. I really love the concept of a garage gym, pumping up 80’s and 90’s rap music while slamming weights. So breathtaking ;).
You can do so much in your own gym, trust me when I tell you this…there is limitless ways you stay in shape and or get in shape. Use your imagination you’ll be surprised.
Follow me with this #waybackwednesday 16 weeks out from my figure show, while I deadlift with my girls and go for a post workout bite at bareburger.
The Key to a big back, a firm booty, crazy strength and an overall bangin’ body is you guessed it! The deadlift. Deadlifting is definitely my most favorite exercise next to the squat. So it is definitely not an exercise you should leave out of your regimen.
Proper Deadlift Form
Reading words can only help you so much click the video below to see the way I perform my sumo deadlifts. Now there are many variations. Pick the one that suits you the most. On that note! Let’s lift some heavy weight!
Welcome! to Week 1 and boy do I have an amazing leg and glute routine for you! To preface this all I gained 20lbs within the last 2 years. It had nothing to do with my lack of commitment, laziness or food intake but my metabolism shutting down.
I was able to stop counting macros and stay lean…BUT, I noticed the weight creeping on slowly. It was odd for me…I have not been this heavy in years. I tried everything, new leg and glute routines, different cardio, different styles of eating and boooooy nothing was working. I kept doing the same thing over and over…Moving more and eating less and well NOTHING! So now what? Change was the answer.
In the next few weeks, I will be documenting my new training protocol, nutrition, supplements, sleeping patterns and overall just a new path to get this fat loss on the move! My YouTube Video will document most of what I am doing but I know at times getting to the damn workout is the interesting part! I will no longer be eating out unless it is a cheat meal. A cheat meal will not be every week but rather every 3 weeks.
That will give me time to asses my plan and photos to make sure I am right on track.
Currently I am doing a 4 day split, ALL leg and glute dominant. 3 out out of the 4 days I train upper body along with leg and or glute. The 4th day I generally only do abs and legs/glutes. (My YouTube video states why). OK, Jeanice stop typing away…Here it is my glute and leg routine, remember this is only 1 day of the routine…Check back weekly to see how I change things up.
I do circuits of 5 exercises back to back to back etc…with a 30 second brake. This circuit training goes for about 30-40 minutes depending on how I am feeling…The circuit goes like this.
30 seconds cardio (which usually for me is jump rope, kettle bell swings and or jump squats.) 1. 30 seconds cardio 2. 30 seconds lifting 3. 30 seconds cardio 4. 30 seconds lifting 5. 30 seconds cardio 6. 30 seconds break
Are you ready to drop 20lbs in 2020? You can get a start on it with this crazy glute and leg routine! Click here to contact Jeanice for a custom plan.
*Update* So my focus has changed recently due to coming down with the flu early January (no it was not the Corona Virus). Yeah it sucks so bad! I still pretty much train the same but due to the recent events of covid-19 I now train at home and outside like most.
OK, so what now. For the last 3 months or almost 3 months I have been eating a modified Carnivore diet. My diet consist mostly of beef, eggs and salmon…Some days I do consume cheese but most days I do not. I also do incorporate protein shakes because they work for me. You do not by any means need to drink protein or whey shakes, I do not mind the break from eating so much honestly. A couple scoops of whey goes a long way! (Hey! that rhymed) It also breaks up the monotony from the diet.
If you are looking for a sexy diet, Carnivore is no way to go. There is no one size fits all diet plan. Different things work for different people and getting to know your body is probably one of those most exciting processes!
I am no longer tracking calories but am paying attention to my hunger cues. I started with quite a bit of food and started to slowly remove food as the weeks went on. I like the ease of this diet, no planning is really necessary…well you just eat meat and fish if you’d like.
I started with some apples in the beginning of the diet. I would remove an apple, then another apple…maybe some chocolate to where I was just consuming fatty protein. AAAnnnnnd that is kind of where I am now….eating fatty protein, and slowly and I really mean slowly removing things. I just started to eat leaner cuts of meat and fish, only eat when I am hungry and sometimes not…and surprisingly enough my appetite has change tremendously. My hunger is pretty stable unless it is that time of the month and I get full pretty quickly after a FREE MEAl, the days of a dozen wings, a Bacon Cheeseburger with fries and a dozen donuts is over…and oh a diet coke ;).
I really know how to control that one meal now, where before I was not able to. I just would keep going until I felt like I was going to puke. That is something that took me a long time to learn…But I am happy with the progress I have made. I promise this is something you will be able to manage as well with a little time and effort. I know that was a lot to swallow.
In conclusion things change, right now this is what is currently working for me! Happy 2020 to all , stay positive, reprogram your mind and focus on YOUR GOALS!
Talk Soon – Jeanice
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