Scott H.

Scott H.

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ELMO

  • Sep 25th, 2019 at 6:51AM

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I have been off the grid. Off the grid of work, life and most definitely Kenzai. I will spare you all the details but I will say that a part of it has been the frustration I have been feeling over this IRON Program. I do not like to do anything half-assed. Start something and I must finish it, somehow, someway. But I'm struggling with what I already knew...going to the gym and using free weights is difficult. Difficult because I have few options. There are few gyms where I live. There is a YMCA, one hotel gym, one free weight lunkhead space and a CrossFit. The time I have to workout is really only the morning --- that is the time I can count on to be "free" --- but the gym is too crowded. The area where I do rubber-band workouts is WIDE OPEN and available cuz most everybody is in the dance studio or in the WAIT room. I travel quite a bit and hotel gyms are not well suited for IRON. I am simply finding it difficult to get a routine going. I want to use free weights and a bah but to date I've been using Dbellz. In these first 15 days I have actually been to the gym and able to use the weight room ONCE! (keep in mind when I say use the wait room I mean to use it efficiently)...Arrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhhh!

Last week this frustration lead to me straying off the Kenzai-track...no exercise, poor food choices and booze. None of it to excess, just too wobbly for my liking.

So it's time to re-group and re-commit...it's that simple. In the words of my good friend Rowdy Ronda Rousey, "everything you are going through and everything you have gone through will be worth the struggles and frustrations."

ELMO - (Enough Let's Move On)...

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Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Member
Traineralmost 2 years ago

I like the sound of the lunkhead place. Sounds perfect. The gym in your photo also looks perfect. I totally f*&^%ing hate public gyms - I hate waiting. I hate the idiots that grunt for no reason. I hate the people that sit on a bench and Facebook stuff, when I could be on there lifting shit, I hate the ones that don't put back their plates, and the people that don't wipe away their sweat.
So, I made my own gym on my roof. This is not an option that is available to everyone, but it works for me. Get some dumbbells, and a bench - then you are sorted. Or, just suck it up and channel the gym frustrations into your workout, when you eventually finish waiting for equipment. Either way, get it done.


    Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Member
    Traineralmost 2 years ago

    A good tip is to get your cardio and abs done away from the gym, this can be done anytime. Then all you need to focus on is getting to the right weights. It will cut your time in lunkhead city down considerably :)


      Robin K.Robin K.Kenzai Member
      almost 2 years ago

      Feel for you man - I bit the bullet and with a bit of help from Decathlon ordered a simple bench, barbell and dbs. It's not enough to do Iron yet as v limited weights but it got me through TShirt (or IronBoot as Matt B calls it). Like the other Scott - I too hate gyms hence the home gear.


        Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Member
        almost 2 years ago

        Good luck sorting it out Scott. It is one of the reasons I will never do Iron....just too time intensive when one needs to get to and from a gym and cope with crowded equipment. I am firmly in the "home gym" camp (John and I are designing into our house in the US).


          Nikita K.Nikita K.Kenzai Member
          almost 2 years ago

          Totally get the frustration! Gym at my place has a very weird and rapid seasonal rise and drop in number of people. Sometimes it's empty, but other times it's packed to the brims. I have no internal struggle switching to machines if free weights are unavailable. Some work is better than no work. Good luck!


            Silvia D.Silvia D.Kenzai Member
            almost 2 years ago

            hmm...so frustrating BUT you know better ...
            agree with Nikita ...some work is better than no work AND totally agree with Scott...get the cardio and abs done at home and u save yourself some time at the gym.
            I think you've managed MORE difficult times than this ...so no excuses.
            ElmoFTW!


              Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Member
              almost 2 years ago

              @ all, thank you for the "pump up"! The Kommunity rocks and I appreciate you looking in on me...yes, I will figure it out...some good ideas and thoughts in here.

              @ Scott...the pic is my home court gym...frankly, it is an excellent gym for me (it's a hotel/bed and breakfast). The weight room is a good size but 4-5 people in there at the same time means the equipment we need in IRON is in wait mode.

              @ Silvia...tough love! Hahahaa


                Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Member
                almost 2 years ago

                WAIT room, clever.
                Are Dbellz like Dbagz?


                  Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Member
                  Traineralmost 2 years ago

                  ELMO! The acronym of the day.


                    George B.George B.Kenzai Member
                    almost 2 years ago

                    Well, in the worst of cases you just confirm that the standard Kenzai workouts are best for you. Any chance you can just buy the weights for when you are not traveling, and use them at home?


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