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Ironman Pro, Fit Expo

I can’t believe it’s already been a week since my last blog entry! How time flies when you’re having fun!

Like I said last week, I intended to have an easy training week and it ended up quite the opposite. I only did 3 gym workouts last week. My leg and chest workouts were covered in my last blog entry.

On Thursday I trained back, shoulders and arms. That was a test of endurance! I was totally shot by the end of it! I had to get it all done because I didn’t know if I would have a chance to workout while I was in LA for the Ironman Pro and Fit Expo. Man, that was a blast! It’s alot of work and my back hamstrings, calves and feet were aching at the end of every day, but it’s so great to get to talk to the Ironman readers, bodybuilding fans, and just meet so many new fitness-minded people! I love it!

My friend (and former client) Ana Tiger competed and won her class in the NPC Figure contest. She looked sensational! I thought she had a really good shot at the overall. I was very proud of her. I got to hang out with her husband, Eric Churilla, for a while on Friday night. Eric’s a great guy, very sharp and very supportive of Ana and what she’s doing. Last year I was very underwhelmed with the Pro Bodybuilding at the Ironman, but this year was different. This year the lineup was much bigger, with much more depth, much more quality and much more entertaining! My hat is off to Ironman Pro competitors for a job well done!

While at the expo I wasn’t totally without exercise. The Army had a huge booth with a pushup challenge, so I thought I’d test myself. I cranked out 90. As I was leaving a guy in a booth across the aisle complimented me on my effort then asked me to try his supplement and come back and see if I could do more. I came back in an hour and half and was able to do another 85. Just after that one of the casting guys from the American Gladiator tryouts came to my booth and begged me to try out. Finally I relented (after he assured me they had good insurance should I hurt myself). I did 23 pullups in 30 seconds. I’m not sure how I did on the other stuff, but it wasn’t that hard. I was shocked to learn from the interviewer at the end of it, that there were people who were puking when they got done. LOL!

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