Monday, April 02, 2007
The Old School Dumbbells
Yoana and I have a friend named Enrique Hernandez, a former world champion Powerlifter, who owns a used fitness equipment store in Chula Vista, CA. The cool thing about his store is that in the back he has a "dungeon" gym; no mirros, no fancy equipment, just hardcore weights and iron. He has an old set of the round circus looking dumbbells from the turn of the last century. Just walking into his gym makes you feel stronger. He had a set of 150 pound dumbbells that I picked up one a time; damn those things were heavy. I imagine the feeling I get walking into Enrique's gym is similar to what I would get when I walk into Westside or all the other powerlifting underground dungeons in the rest of the world. You know that when there is GIANT bowl of chalk that there is some serious lifting going on.
Amen to the DUNGEON gyms that are out there. No fluff, just serious, hardcore training!
I decided to take Yoana's saturday morning class and it was a cooker. It was right out of our book and DVD's the Revolution KB Fat Loss Program.
It was the Level II, Routine A:
Double Attack Jump + Double Clean + Double Military Press 5
Single Bent Over Row 8/8
One Arm Swing Ladder 1,1 2,2 3,3 4,4 5,5
x 3 sets
Prone Bear Walk with KB's 6/6
Single Leg Deadlift 5/5
Farmer's Walk down the block
Star Jumps 5
Triceps (didn't do these - didn't want to)
x 3 sets
I used the double 24kg's on all lifts - very challenging. I forgot what a butt kicker these workout are from our program.
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Revolution KB Fat Loss Program Book and DVD