Maks' First Experience

Strength & Condisneying

Evening all! A happy Wednesday to you all,

Ive just returned from Disneyland Paris for the second time in 6 months for Seasons Of The Force (star wars season, woo!) refreshed and ready for my new challenges.

This morning at 7am (following 9 hours traveling yesterday as well as an hour on the mats!) I started my journey in the world of Strength and Conditioning with the Fit3sixty guys!

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Before i get into exactly what I did, i will say this, after using multiple gyms over the years (not including Trojan where I Train BJJ) I can honestly say ive never felt so comfortable and happy to be in a gym environment. As someone whos struggled with his size for a number of years due to being bullied throughout primary and secondary school because of it (boohoo, sob story over) Within the first 5 mins of walking through those doors this morning, ive never felt so comfortable and in safer hands.

A combination of the positivity and encouragement of both Trojan and Downstairs at Fit3sixty have never made me feel more confident and more excited to better myself.

I was introduced to Sam, my coach for the morning and we began with a series of warmups, which included squats, lunges, mountain climbers, press ups and other activities to make sure i was ready for the session.

I was then introduced to Caroline (Carolineeee, whatever Outkast are great) who would also be joining me on my training session, who also made me feel right at home from the start. (Here we are doing a flex, hers better than mine and me a big sweaty mess.)

This weeks work out included the following:

5×5 Set of Goblin Squats

2 sets of Length of the gym Lunges

15×4 Bent over rows with 15×4 burpees over the bar

15×4 single arm presses

10 backward lunges

we then did 6 mins of

15 on each arm SA DB snatches

30 Mountain climbers

10 medicine ball slams (mine was 10KG, Carolines was 15KG)

 

At the end of my session, we high fived and it was smiles all round.

I didnt die, i recovered well, I felt fantastic, I then knew how much S&C was going to do to improve my game and i was going to have a blast doing it, even if sometimes it wouldnt be easy!

Final thought: Fit3sixtys Spotify tunes in the gym, are also the best ive ever had. (seriously, banger after banger)

One happy dude, Jiujitsu and RPG posts coming at the weekend (what we’ve worked on this week in class and writing my Star Wars campaign)

For now, Sweaty, Happy, Ready to work

John ClarkComment