Thursday, April 17, 2008

Gym training and bleaching politeness...



When you travel around California, you meet a lot of people, but somehow, they all seem very similar to me. I dont mean the outsides of people, although even that is a bit similar in most cases. The gals have their fingernails and toenails done almost always, the shoes are quite similar and there are like 4-5 types of them rotating everywhere, the ipods, iphones, blackbarries, etc...


But more importantly I started to notice something is missing. I never get an angry waitress, rarely encounter the non patient receptionist or see a weird guy giving me the ticket in the entrance to a show.


Then it hit me....


Everything is bleached. Bleached by politeness.


Well.... I'm still not sure I'm right on target here, or....


I'm just happy I found a reason not to be polite :)




Anyways, yesterday morning we headed down to the local 24 hour gym. It is a big facility, with lots of buffed guys pushing weights and beautifull gals on the treadmills. You can also meet an occasional female body builder, which is an experience of itself.


When we entered the gym, Parafina right away noticed his good friend - Arnold Chow. The man is a very famous stunt man and actor and some of you may know him by looks. He did a lot of work for the local scene.


He was training his beautiful girlfriend in boxing, TKD and other MA stuff there.


We said hi and went on to do a leg workout on the freeweights. Big weights, low reps, no hypertrophy-only strength and power for me.


We did some olympic lifting variations and finished with squating. Good stuff, a bit of a shorter rests than in home, because of the diffrent flow here.


We went on to do a small Capoeira workout mostly my timing pair work, some floreio and working on protecting yourself while in handstand position in various ways. We finished up with a build up sequence of floreio and went to grab a Buffalo burger and veggies warped in lettuce instead of a bun in the local Fuddrackers. Bufflalo is a very lean meat and I enjoy it very much while I'm here.
More to come tomorrow...

10 comments:

tal said...

Sometimes, being impolite is kinda' fun :)

The gym seems to be a good place with a lot of people..

Hope you'll enjoy more and more!

Tal.

By the way, I'm able to see the third and the last videos in the Floreio post.

drorzipori said...

Hi Ido,
very nice..
I'm imaging the gym a big place..
well, well done that you are practicing also there, in USA each & every day!

dror =]

Gittit Shwartz said...

Ha... How are the Americans eating this dish called Ido? Now that you've decided not to go along with that politeness. It's amazing how the same animal (homo sapiens) is so deeply shaped by different cultural environments.

קרין said...

hey ido very nice videos (i liked especially the fourth.)
i see you are having a really good time.
enjoy, and don't forget to be not polite.. ;)

Ido Portal said...

How does the americans eat the dish called 'ido'? Its all about the presentation... Pretty well.

Vadim T. said...

You should find some russians. Tell them something you know. Pure result.

Vadim T. said...

2 tal: I don't think it's kind of fun, esp. when you get your ass kicked.

I beleive it is not the politeness itself, rather than it's lack of human emotions. When you have only one color in your world it's very boring.

Pantera said...

hey Ido!
looks like you have a really good time there!
the gym suonds like a big cool place...
the videos are very nice.. (even that some of them don't work on my computer...)
well done!
Pantera.

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