Monday, February 06, 2006

Workout 2 Revolution Fitness, San Diego

So, I arrived in San Diego around 5 pm and Yoanna of Revolution Fitness (a kettlebell and so much more personal training studio) picked me at the airport. Upon arriving at her and her husband Franz's studio they told me to get dressed for a workout. I have to admit I was not terribly excited, especially since I had already had a great and tough workout earlier in the day. Nonetheless I did not want to be disrespectful to my new comrades and their extended hospitality.

5 exercises, 30 seconds/exercise, with a 30 second rest and 3 rounds!

Round 1
Keg Clean and Squat
35#/4/side

Steel Log Clean Squat Press
70#/8

Rope Pull hand over hand
150# (cable pulley)/4 complete pulls

Kb DARC swings
32/20

Overhhead Lunge with Keg
35/4/side

Round 2
KCS
81/3/side

SLCSP
70/8

RP
150#/4

DARCs
32/20

OLw/keg
70/3/side

Round 3
KCS
81/3/side

SLCSP
70/8

RP
150#/4

DARCs
32/20

OLw/Keg
70/3/side

So, this was some cool strong man stuff mixed with one KB exercise.
The steel log felt great I was fast and explosive for my first time.
The Keg Clean & Press was cool....hardest part is each keg had some liquid in them making them quite unstable (I like that :-)
The Overhead Lunge was the most difficult...stabilizing the Keg made life rough but Ioved the challenge.

Overall I must say I was completely thrilled I was able too hang. Josh Henkin, a strongman competitor and his business/training partner Ray also a strongman (@190#) were there training as well, so even more motivation. I have a whole new level of respect for strongman style training, eventhough I only had a small a "light" weight intro

The kindness of Franz and Yoanna is second to none. They invited me along with Josh and Ray back to there house for Arrapas, a traditional venezulean dish (very, very yummy)....I was a pig and had 4 and could have eaten more. Yoanna is an excellent cook. They were also kind enough to cart me around and back to the Hotel Del Coronado....

That is all for now. Steve Cotter is next!

2 comments:

Yoana Snideman said...

Joe,

It has been our pleasure to have you at Revolution and home.

You are amazing!

Yoana Snideman
www.revolutionlajolla.com

Joefitness said...

Yoanna,

The pleasure is mine! You, Franz, Natasha all have been so incredible and made this trip priceless.

Thank you for all your kindness, your warmth. I look forward to keeping our new found friendships growing.

You are always welcome in my home, our studio!