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!
Keg Clean and Squat
Steel Log Clean Squat Press
Rope Pull hand over hand
150# (cable pulley)/4 complete pulls
Kb DARC swings
Overhhead Lunge with Keg
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!