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Friday, April 30, 2010

Globo gym for life!


Caribou Lou tonight?

I trained out of a globo gym today in Vegas. I only did it because I needed to take a shower. I've been fighting that for some time now. Anyway, besides getting crazy looks for all the stupid stuff I usually do I did notice something that bugged me a little bit.

All the guys there were completely jacked and lifting weights that a house cat could lift. It's ridiculous. Besides the rampant steroid use no one there even seemed to be working hard at all. I'm not sure how the muscle gets there...

The place was gigantic and I counted 5 smith machines and only one real rack in the back room of the gym surely placed there for the misfits.

I saw trainers plopping their clients from machine to machine, no surprise there. I even saw this from one super jacked trainer, I wonder if he trains the same way?

Anyway, this is what I did today.

45 min. eliptical
10 sets on the crunch machine
4 sets butt blaster

Huge protein shake

SIKE!

Long foam roll and stretch (who would have thought a 14,000ft mountain, 20 miles of riding up mountains, and running the grand canyon would make you sore?)

High pull from a hang
135 x 5
155 x 3
175 x 3
195 x 1 - all easy and fast

Thruster BB
95 x 5
135 x 5
155 x 3
175 x 1
195 x 1
215 x 1
225 x 2 - missed the third - actually pretty impressed with this considering how shot I felt from the previous four days of hell.

Ring pullups -dead hang chin over hands
BW + 45 x 3
90 x 3
115 x 1
125 x 1 - PR on the rings

Weighted dips - full range, no baby movements
Bw + 45 x 5
90 x 5
115 x 3
135 x 2 - new best for the depth

Overhead Squat - started the weight on the pins - way past parallel, rock bottom
95 x 5
135 x 3
155 x 1
175 x 1
195 x 1
215 x miss, miss, miss - not strong enough - pretty beat too

Whole bunch of rings stuff
Pushups/rows/1h pushup variations/ab stuff/lever stuff

I usually split this all into two workouts but don't have the time or resources!

I think I might take it easy this weekend.. Or I may run a mountain, Vegas tonight, sequoia park tomorrow with an old buddy Trevor!

5 comments:

Steph said...

By HUGE PROTEIN SHAKE you meant huge bottle of Smirnoff, right?

clickmom said...

If you think Vegas is bad wait til you get to California!

clickmom said...

If you think Vegas is bad wait til you get to California!

BodyByGamma said...

Solid Adventure Training Dan!

djpope said...

Thanks guys,

I'm pretty sure the smirnoff had blueberries in it, antioxidants? Why millions of them!

San Fran has been pretty neat so far. Hung out in a park last night with my buddy Shern and his "hipster" friends. Pretty much played on the swing sets and watched everyone wrestle for about 2 hours. So far so good!