Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Getting it done!

I've spent the week getting ready for St. P so I have been a busy little worker bee. All my homework is done, just a few tweaks left. Kilts and all other certification uniforms are clean. I have one more Grad workout today and all is well. I will worry about a new place to live when I get back.

I went to a gym that wants me to teach kettlebell class last night to do a workout. It's your typical bodybuilding type crowd which was very entertaining. They all give me the stink eye as I started with my 5 minutes of get ups and then planted myself in the middle of all the meatheads to do snatches 5 x 20/20 and real pull ups 3x3. The looks were making me laugh on the inside. I only had one guy ask me about the bells, "are you a fighter???". I have decided that from now on maybe I should just say yes to that question. The rest of the people watched without watching if you know what I mean. There were several women that looked very interested in what I was doing. I was about to tell them that is was OK to ask, but then they got into their tricep pushdowns, so the next time. The more people see me the easier it will be for them to ask me what the hell I'm doing. Right now I'm just the crazy guy swings that ball around!!


Nikki Shlosser said...

Great post, Sir, I can totally picture the gym goings-on. Actually makes me wish I could do the same every once in a while! But, it's just not enough reason to go back to paying gym dues. ;)

And, hopefully the silent curious will man-up to ask next time. (Stop looking so intimidating! ;) Wait, don't.)

Franz Snideman said...

The meatheads will sign up for you classes if they have any intelligence!!!

Have fun in St. Paul!

Anonymous said...

"What muscle are you isolating with those get-ups, bro?"

Phil Scarito said...

I have to give a demo/talk about proper use of Kettlebells to about 10 trainers at a gym in Philly. I can only imagine the looks and the non-interested attitudes as I speak. I already have a hard time getting people to listen to someone who is 5'3, 150 pounds.

Phil Scarito.

( . )( . ) said...

I have a new found love for your blog. I was initially heavily into standard weight lifting, for certain reasons fell out of it, stacked on the kilos and am now back on the bandwagon. But am finding that the weight lifting doesnt provide the same drive it used to.

Am looking forward to learning more about kettle bells!