Back Burnout!

This portion of a workout is only deadlifts! I love deadlifts they’re great and really tire put your lower back. I just started The Cube Method powerlifting program and i’m on my second week and i love it.

Heavy Deadlift

5×2 /145

Block/Rack Pulls

2×1-3 /155

2” Deficit Deadlift

2×4-6 /140

 

Now, when i first saw the program for week one and they said it was heavy, that was not the first thing that came to my mind. When i would normally deadlift i did 145 on the regular at every workout and that was essentially apart of my warm up sets, but as the workout went on i noticed how tired my lower back was getting that i didn’t even know if i would be able to do 4-6 reps of a deficit. It doesn’t matter how much weight i’m pulling cause i’ve noticed every time i do the workout its a killer, but i know i’m benefiting from it. Which makes it all worth it. So if you don’t know what The Cube Method is, i suggest checking it out. And if you’re a powerlifter and have never tried this program i suggest doing it and se how it goes for you!

 

Breakfast Is Great

Hey guys!

So if you haven’t noticed I’m trying to post every Monday,Wednesday, Friday. And I’m going to try and stick to that. But today i’m going to share literally my everyday breakfast. Now, I could be one of those people who makes a post about how to make my amazing breakfast with pictures, directions and all, but i’m not going to do that literally because it’s self explanatory on how to make eggs and toast.

So, i have two pieces of buttered gluten free toast, with one whole egg, sprinkled with pink himalayan sea salt. Now i know reading it, it doesn’t look like much, cause it’s not really, but i am someone who gets full really fast, but also eats a million times a day. I eat this every morning (well, almost every morning) because it’s healthy, filling for me until my next meal, and cause it takes really freaking good. It’s also really easy to make and quick especially if i’m in a rush.

Don’t get me wrong, other breakfast foods are also extremely good. I love pancakes, waffles, hash browns, oatmeal, and so on and so forth, but i like sticking to one thing because it helps me personally with meal planning, and my dietary issues. Since i like to eat multiple times a day, which works out for me because i do more powerlifting style workouts. I don’t want to be so full that when it’s time for me to eat before my workout i can’t cause i’m just too full. My workout would suffer (which i have made this mistake many times before). So eating something that fills me, but knowing that i’ll be able to eat something before my workout to give me the energy i need. As for dietary issues, i have celiac disease, so i have to eat gluten free, which obviously changes the food i eat, and sometimes can effect how full i can get. But i have had celiac since i was four, so I’m pretty used to it by now. It’s just sometimes changing things up, like what i eat for breakfast in the morning, will affect my day entirely.

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Thank you for reading, i hope you enjoyed, and i hope you have a great weekend. You can follow me on all social media, and keep in touch with what i’m doing!

instagram: taylorhalbert (just posted a workout video)

twitter: taylorhalbert1

pumpup: taylorhalbert1

 

 

Abs, Abs, and Abs

My ab routine changes every time, just because you need to change it up otherwise the results you want just come slower and slower because your body is just so used to what you’re doing. These exercises aren’t for everyone obviously but i hope you end up liking some of them and incorporating it into your own ab routine!

Toe Touch Crunches

3×12

 

Russian Twists

3×50

*these can be done weighted as well, for me personally it depends if i’m doing them at home or in the gym. In the gym i do them weighted, but at home i just do my own body weight since i don’t have weights readily available.

 

Side Crunches

3×20 each side

 

Mountain Climbers

3x30secs

 

Plank

3x30secs

*i try to do planks every day, even if i don’t do abs. They are very good for core strength, and core strength is essential for powerlifting.

 

Side Planks

3x30secs

 

Plank Dips

3×10 each side

 

The End.

June Favorites!

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Here are some of my favorite things from this month that i would like to share with you!

1. Victoria Secret Knockout Legging

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First i would like to start out with my Victoria Secret Knockout leggings. They are so great for working out. I personally think they’re very breathable, they have great tummy control, and when i got them they were on sale! If you don’t already have these leggings i definitely recommend on getting them!

2. American Eagle Workout Top

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This top is super old if you can’t tell, but i found this shirt again, and decided i wanted to wear it and then became obsessed. It’s very stretchy and breathable. It’s great for working out, hiking, or just everyday wear.

3. Victoria Secret Sports Bra

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I got this bra during the Victoria secret semi annual sale, for only $10! Which is literally a steal for Victoria secret since it was originally $25. But this bra is great i have it in two colors, it’s very supportive, lightweight, and has super cute detailing in the back. I’m almost positive that they still have it and if they do i definitely recommend getting it!

4. Muscle Roller

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Muscle rollers are life savers, for everything almost especially when you’re sore, or to prevent you from being more sore than you will be. I got this one from TJ Maxx (my favorite store) for less than $10. So if you don’t have one of your own, get one they’re amazing.

5. Skin Moisturizer

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First thing is first, moisturizer is so important especially during the summer time, especially if you live in a really dry area. But this moisturizer is my favorite one, is because it was free, and because it has SPF in it so i put it on in the morning and it protects my skin. And it’s from Sephora so i will be purchasing it when i do run out.

6. Falsies Mascara

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So i don’t wear mascara that often, but when i do it’s this one. I will always re-purchase this mascara, and plus it’s waterproof so it’s great for summer. So i feel like most people already have this mascara probably because it’s great.

7. Hashtag.Sunglasses

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So these sunglasses are from¬†hashtag.sunglassesand i am an affiliate with them, and i’m so glad to say i am. These sunglasses are such great quality. I literally wear these all them time, they look good with everything and they have so many more styles. And with the code NewShades4You you can get 15% off your order on any pair of sunglasses!

8. Anti-Frizz Hair Lotion

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So this anti-frizz lotion is amazing, my hair does get frizzy especially since it’s so humid here in New York. I will be repurchasing it, since i am running low. But this lotion doesn’t make your hair feel greasy or heavy. I’ve noticed that my hair feels really soft and looks shiny, but not greasy.

9. Dry Shampoo

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So despite the name if this post, this dry shampoo isn’t my favorite one. But i love dry shampoo. My favorite one is the Batiste dry shampoo. But this one is great too, it does its job.

10. Pump Up

Pump UP has been a huge part of my month! And the app is amazing, i recommend that everyone joins it, especially if you’re super into fitness like i am! I recently just became a pump up partner and it would be totally great if you joined and followed me @taylorhalbert1

 

So that’s it! Those are my June favorites, let me know if any of these products are your favorites or if you’re considering buying or trying them out!

Pump Up!

Hi Everyone!

So I am very excited to announce that I am now Pump Up Partner!

If you don’t know what PumpUP is, it’s a workout app. The app is like an Instagram for working out basically. You can post photos of your progress, you at the gym, your food, whatever you want really. The app also lets you create workouts for yourself. You can chose what kind of workout and specify which muscle groups, pick what workout equipment you have available to you, and also chose between difficulties of Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.

The App is great and you should totally get it! It’s very motivating and great to have. I love it. And if you do get the app totally follow me! i post on there all the time. my username is taylorhalbert1, it will also give you a little sneak peak into my fitness life.

Happy Sunday!

hello everyone!

I normally don’t post on weekends, but i’m just super excited about some of my upcoming blog posts that i want you to keep an eye out for! I hope all of you had an amazing weekend, and hope that your week will be good as well.

Also, let me know what kind of posts you’d like to read or just anything you’d like to know more about! I’d be happy to do so. I would like to post things that pertain to the readers here, and not things that just pertain to me.

Ways of contact:

Through my blog

instagram: taylorhalbert

twitter: taylorhalbert1

tumblr: dirtbag-forever.tumblr.com (i made that url when i was 15, please don’t judge. And i don’t feel like trying to find a different url.)

Thank you all!

Leg Day!

Training legs is basically my favorite thing to train, and this workout is great if you’re not doing regular back squats or just don’t know how. I had a terrible sunburn so i couldn’t back squat.

Lunges

using 25 pound dumbbells

3 sets all together the length of the circuit area in my gym

Kettle Bell Squats

1×10 /35

2×10 /45

*really focus on pushing up part of the squat. I personally noticed i push with one leg more than the other. So another exercise you could do it a side lunge squat where you only push off of the one leg.

Cable Squats

1×10 /60

1×10 /70

1×8 /80

1×8 /90

cable squats are so great for getting form down and you really feel it in your glutes

Leg Press

1×10 /160

1×10 /175

1×10 /190

Stair Master

10 minutes!

the stair master is meant for cardio and not for strengthening muscles, but doing the stairs at the end of the workout will help with a leg pump, and pushing them at the end of your workout when you’re already a tired.

The End.