Bring On Those Grid Lines
Another Pumbat combo day. Replacing usual pump instructor was old timer, Ben Sim (one of many Bens in FF, I can think of at least 4), who actually, was also my first combat instructor, or at any rate, he's the first combat instructor that i REMEMBER. Now, if there is a Mr Robot in our midst, then this one is Mr Cool. I dunno, he just exudes this air of absolute coolness about him. Almost like Mr Robot, but with soul. He's one of those instructors that is impossible to dislike, though I suspect actually getting to know him is a mammoth task by itself. Anyway, lionheart was rather pleased, coz he knows that Mr Cool does lots of old tracks, being a vintage instructor and all. Sure enough, he announced that he would be doing a lot of old tracks. Actually, none sounded familiar to me. I mean, the music did, it's all from the 80s.... or a lot of it was.... like It's Raining Men...errr....can't remember what else.
His chest track had a move I'd never seen before. Almost like the triceps move, where you bring your arms behind your head.... while lying on the board. He said to halve your weights, and add on the rest after this movement. Lionheart said he had been injured by this movement before, thought it didnt stop him from piling on 12 kg on each side....even Mr Cool gave a slight bemused look. When I heard LH had been injured before, I dropped my weight to 5kg (from 7kg). When it came to adding back the weight, the 2½ plates were too far away, so I didn't bother, meanwhile, LH had increased his to 15kg on each side, for chest!!!! That's like 200% more than me!!! Aiyo!!! Puts us to shame. They'd have had to carry me out in a box if I lifted those weights.
To compensate for the light weights in chest, I decided to try 10kg on each side for clean and press, which was my weight before the elbow injuries. Can do la, but a bit of a struggle. I can't fathom it, but for this track, LH is down to 11kg. Biceps was another killer. But it was an enjoyable class all in all. I wouldn't mind attending his classes regularly actually. (actually, I did attend his combat classes fairly regularly when it was the thurs lunchtime slot.....till today though, no sign of recognition).
Combat - Frodo's back. I should clarify, that the nickname isn't because of physical attributes, for he is in no way hobbitlike....it was because he wore this ring, around his neck, like frodo, and when he did the Lord of the Rings cooldown.... I thought of Frodo. Frodo's back with a whole new painting on his back. (tattoo).
His class was VERY energetic, and it was a great class. Why the grid lines? Because, there are some people, who after shuffling right, or left, can't seem to find their original positions after the shuffle, and conveniently oust whoever they see fit. As was the case yesterday. After the shuffle, I found myself virtually kissing the ass the guy in front of me, who had encroached majorly into my space. I then moved a good 5 feet away; noticeable by Shin, who motioned to me why I had moved. Yup, we should have grids, Letters on one side, A-K, numbers on the other. So remember, Big Guy, you are on grid K9. Alternatively, have pictures on the ground, like the Sg Wang car parking lot, birds, elephants, etc.
By track 6, that familiar cramping feeling came back, and now, I am limping. FSI who saw me stretching downstairs said, "ya ya, another excuse to skip step".
Really really, I'm in pain.