After spending a week in the great Los Angeles area it was time to hit the road. We arrived in Las Vegas yesterday in the afternoon and It certainly was something special. Everything is huge in here, I mean everything. We basically unpacked our stuff, changed clothes and went to explore what our casino - Planet Hollywood - has to offer. Some eating, gambling and loitering around the Strip.
Today I got a change to do a workout. Or two... They were quick ones. The gym at the casino is of a bit different caliber than our last hotel's fitness room, which we didn't use even once. But it's still a traditional in a sense there is no barbells at all. Just a smith station which I definitely ain't gonna use. But a pleasant surprise were dumbbells and pull-up bar. Hard to useaan extremely wide grip on the pull-up bar because It was not a traditional one. There were handles very far away from each other.
- 5 rounds of:
- 10 dumbbell thrusters, 45lbs
- 10 pull-ups
It was awesome to find dumbbells to workout with. Great substitute for barbells. I did some db presses for warm-up, then pretty soon started my metcon. This was the first time I had my new Nano's on. They worked well. Nothing bad to say. Light shoes. I'll wait until I work on double unders and box jumps before making my final decision. This far they are good!
The workout itself turned out to be tough. Short action time, haven't worked with weights in a while but still felt natural with them. Pull-ups were more challenging. Not bad but still having my hands about one meter from each other felt tougher than normally.
- 5 rounds of:
- 10 toes-to-bar
- 10 burpees
After resting for about 3min I took on another quick one. Simple one. These 5 rounders have worked very well at our holiday. Pretty quick ones and easy to create. I always have to come up with the workout on the spot. You never know what the circumstances are. This second one was also good for getting heart rate up quickly. It was the first time in a week I saw a pull-up bar do It was only natural to work with that one.