Today was probably the hardest workout day I've had so far. Abs, abs, and more abs. I always thought I was in alright shape as far as abs go...I was wrong:
20 GHD Situps
10 Low Back Extensions
15 Ab Wheel
10 Knees to Elbows
BONUS: 3 Farmers Walk around building
I can't tell you how much fun I've had working out over there at High Performance Gym. If you're looking to challenge yourself, get into the best shape you've ever been in, maybe you're returning military who wants to keep up your fitness under the training of another veteran (Clay was 82nd Airbourne), you should check out High Performance Gym.
Visit highperformancegym.com to check out their class schedule and get started, and like my "Diesel on the Radio" page on Facebook to see daily updates, more pictures, and more videos.
I'm 3 weeks in to my High Performance journey, and I have to tell you. I feel great. You've heard me talk on the air about how great this place is, you've seen photos and videos of the workouts, but in order to know what HPG is all about, you have to know who they are.
High Performance Gym moved to Greenville, SC and opened in the fall of 2012. We offer small group training and personal training. Although we mostly rely on barbells, Kettlebells, and dumbbells you will train utilizing all modalities including jump ropes, a climbing rope, TRX, Gravitational Training System (GTS), medicine balls, Battling Ropes, Landmines and sandbags. Expect to be challenged, expect to be pushed and expect to see a change in your physique. Our gym begets success in all aspects of your life. PMA! Positive Mental Attitude, more than a saying it's a way of life. You can expect a lot from us and we expect YOU to bring your game face everyday! Training will be hard, training will be tough but we operate in an environment of camaraderie and constantly encourage each other to push beyond our boundaries.
We would love to add you to our team. The first step is always the hardest, and we thank you in advance for putting your trust in us. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
High Performance was originally founded in New York City in February of 2007. Owned by Clay and Elizabeth Burwell, they bring decades of experience in the fitness industry. Clay, a Veteran of the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division has a background not only in fitness but also Boxing (he fought in the New York Golden Gloves) and Brazilian Jiujitsu. Elizabeth has a dance background spanning back to when she was five years old. She is also an expert in Pilates, posture correction, flexibility and post rehabilitative therapy. Their clientele list includes some of the biggest names in Hollywood and Rock n Roll: Matt Damon, Anna Paquin, Christina Ricci, Stevie Van Zandt and Drea Dematteo to name a few.
Obviously, if you're going to spend your hard earned money on a personal trainer, you want to know you've got the best. I'm here to tell you, Clay and Elizabeth are THE BEST.
Find more at highperformancegym.com, or for a real time look at High Performance Gym, find them on facebook, just search "High Performance Gym".
Saturday marked my seventh straight year going to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra here in Greenville at what is now known as the Bon Secour Wellness Arena. This year I managed to score 3 pairs of tickets so Tessa and I were able to take two couples who have never experienced the wonder that is TSO! Joining us this year was Rob and Michele Young who own Borderlands Comics and Games as well as my old friend and former bandmate C.C. and his wife Jill.
Since we were going to the afternoon performance, we all met up at Borderlands around 2 pm so at least one couple could carpool with us. The show, as always, was absolutely amazing and I got to enjoy being able to share the experience with not just two newbies but four all of whom loved it!
After the show, I hit the merch table and picked up a tour tee and a TSO beanie! C.C. and Jill had to head back to Seneca while the rest of us grabbed some dinner at Grill Marks downtown. I had the amazing burger of the week, the Sawmill Burger!
After dinner, we roamed around downtown hitting places like Mast General Store and Poppington's Gourmet Popcorn. Tessa grabbed her a sweater blanket and a mug from Mast and we got some sea salt and dark chocolate popcorn from Poppington's - the latter of which is no longer accounted for! Oh well, it's not like we're going to be losing any weight this week with Thanksgiving in two days!
Oh yeah, this week has been a geek's wet dream! Marvel's hammer-wielding god returned to the silver screen in the sequel Thor: The Dark World on Friday and DC's legendary alien superhero landed on Blu-ray with the reboot Man of Steel yesterday. Needless to say, my ass was at the movies Friday night and at Best Buy securing myself a copy yesterday morning!
Ok, by now almost everyone is aware of the upcoming Batman vs Superman film featuring Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight, but c'mon, is that really a fair contest? Unless Batman discovers kryptonite which, so far, hasn't been introduced in the rebooted Superman franchise, what chance does a mortal with no real superpowers have against an extraterrestrial of almost limitless power and invincibility?
Now, if Marvel and DC were to ever cross comic book universes on the big screen, just think of how epic a fight between a Norse god and the last son of Krypton would be! Damn, I've got to go change my underwear and get on the air! While I'm freshening up, just picture this:
It's been awhile. I must say I'm excited about this NFL season, College not so much. I always find myself watching College Football but let's face it; too many teams across too many conferences. NFL seems simpler. But hey if it's sports, I'm usually good for watching it. I'm definitely glad my Red Sox won the World Series after the bad couple years they just had. I find myself busy this time of year with no signs of stopping but idle hands right? Gotta keep on keeping on. Check me out twitter.com/fatboy933 , facebook.com/fatboy933.