Monday, February 19, 2007

Back from Miami....and boy was it cold!

Just got back yesteday afternoon from Miami. Our objective of relaxing, disconnecting and taking advantage of the beautiful carribean ocean was axed; the weather was cold. Regardless we made the best of the trip and saw many of Yoana's Venezuelan friends as well as her immediate family. We also checked out a training facility and met its' owner, Julio Anta, a very a very accomplished martial artist and one heck of a nice guy. And the Venezuelan food we ate; OUTSTANDING and DELICIOUS! As soon as we got off the plane we knew we had to get a workout in, so that's what we did.

Sunday Workout:

A-1 Double KB Front Squats
24kg's 5 x 5 reps

A-2 Weighted Chin Ups
16kg 5 x 5 reps

B-1 Reverse Lunges with hip Flexion
2 x 16kg 3 x 8/8

This was a butt kicker. The lack of deadlifting in my regime has definitely made my back better but consequently has shrunk my hamstrings to the size of Pee Wee's hermans lower legs. I am going to try and pack on a little size on my hip extensors these next couple of months my focusing my workouts a little more on the legs. Of course I have to keep the weight in check and be smart. As of lately my workouts have been for upper body dominant. Where my my legs were once my strength, my upper body is now my strength. Balance, I need to balance out my strength levels by bringing up my legs a bit.


Ken Black said...

Glad you had a good time Franz. Gotta ask how do you know what Pee wee's legs look like;)

Royce said...

Nice, sorry Florida was cold, that's weird no?
Stay safe no injuries man!!

Franz Snideman said...


I actually don't know for sure. But from the looks of it, his legs on the movie screen look awful scawny!

Royce, yes, it is very strange that Miami was that cold. Too cold!

Usually it's about 80 degrees at this time of year.

Mark Reifkind said...

LOL! thats the dirty little secreta about miami that no one seems to know. it can get freaking COLD in the winter. The cold wind off the cold water makes it even colder than the temp.
I lived there for 14 years.

Hey keep building the volume on the swings and snatches and your hamstrings will be fine.

Franz Snideman said...

thanks Rif. I will do. Lunges and step ups seem to help as well as they help my total body stability as well as my foot and ankle.

Mark Reifkind said...

do you do pistols? if I had the knees for it I would be a pistol training maniac.

Franz Snideman said...

Mark, occasionaly I do pistols, but not consistently. Perhaps I should start doing them. Like most people I have a dominant leg that can do pistols well, but my left leg has a tough time doing them.

Mark Reifkind said...

franz work your weak points. if it doesnt bother you knee I would do will put some size on your legs thats for sure.have you tried them on the bosu? they are much easier. might be a good starting place.

Franz Snideman said...

I have a BOSU but have never tried Pistols on a BOSU. I will give them a go.

Is there a technique I need to perform differently when performing them on a BOSU?