He Is Crowned
It was like a story from the medieval kingdoms, or more recently, Prince Caspian. Young heir is in danger of having throne usurped by older evil ambitious uncles....except in this case, the older isn't evil la. It's just that I got a message, cant remember via what media, from XFPI, Shades, asking if he can regain his title, as he will be returning to teach BP. Oddly enough, just last Saturday, at Yhsmom's birthday dinner, I had muttered to Lionheart that I guess after so long, YI (Young Instructor aka JPS) was really the undeclared FPI. BUT, the recent "threat" of a title being usurped has made me think that its high time the announcement be made formal. Afterall, though the gorgeous Richelle was a contender, sigh, due to time constraints etc, I hardly ever get to attend her class. So, I present you my new Favourite Pump Instructor.
I wanted to draw a Tiara on the FSI, but it's hard to do so with a mouse.
So yeah, last week, FPI's class was the only one I attended, before succumbing to a powerful bug that rendered me on a cocktail of antibiotics, antihistamines and paracetamol. I swear that working out in the gym when you are on the verge of getting sick only accelerates the process. The freezing cold aircond, blowing on a sweaty top, in a closed studio....wow, its germ disco time.
The Monday class was packed. The demographics comprise Males who are either elderly, (ie, 40 above) or college students, (20 below), and a sprinkling of tai tais. The regular males these days comprise Lionheart, Faizal, another gentleman, apparently called Tan, and Dave Duku's Twin. (DDT). It didnt occur to me at first, until pointed out by Lion. (that the guy bore a startling resemblance to Dave Duku). Lion was rather excited at the thought of a biceps track with 80 singles. Quite funny, when we were talking about 80 singles at the birthday dinner, wife innocently remarked, "oh? but 80s singles are nice wat"....Err.... 80 single biceps, not EIGHTIES singles....
That brings us to this week. Monday, pump as usual. Fewer people this time, at least 2 missing regulars, ie, Tan and DDT. Oh, there's also a Susan Sarandon lookalike in the class. After a week's hiatus from gym, I was quite winded, and the tracks all seem a bit too fast paced, especially triceps, which went from pushups to kickbacks to bar work, with all of 2 second intervals between changes. Aiyo, old man like me can't move so fast la. Biceps, (not 80 singles) was horrendous.
I could still feel the pain in the arms the following day in Combat. The class seemed emptier than usual, with a lot of usual faces missing, like Megs, Lion, Janvier, Dominic...without Janvier, the class was even quieter, now that Certifiable Steve no longer attends. Nevertheless, it was a great workout, and I found it tiring coz haven't done for a week. After a relatively easy 3 weeks of conditioning from the new release, this sudden triceps blast was .....a BLAST alright. For the first time, (is he getting old too?) I saw FCI doing pushups ENTIRELY on his knees. Gasp! My hero, doing pushups on his knees?