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I am sure I am missing a more than a few but I am now totally convinced that a gaggle of B’s is better than 1 or even a few A’s.
This came to me after an AWESOME weekend in Vegas.
I just had to wirte this to say THANK you to all the people I met and that were involved in making this weekend one of the best of my life to date.
Now I really dont want to put these in an order of rank as to which I enjoyed the most or had the largest impact on me so I am simply going to go in order of occurance and try and be brief.
The first new and exciting experience came with yet another B. That of meeting T-Nation contributor David Barr (goofy canadian, large type goofy canadian). It just so happened that when I switched planes in Houston for my last leg on my trip to Sin City I was loaded onto the same plane as David. I introduced myself and from that point on I had a weekend full of Canadian slang, and over sized traps blocking my veiw of the booth babes at times. Thanks a lot for that last one Eh’.
The first B led directly to the next highlight. That of meeting Chris Shugart in person. I was like a giddy school girl. Eyes beaming and rosey red cheeks do to all the excitment. Why CS had the same reaction, that never seemed to fade, I have yet to figure out.
Meeting these two guys on the first night led to an interesting weekend to say the least. Full of the best that Vegas had to offer, from bright lights and big shows, to booth babes and bodybuilders. We took it all in. Along the way creating a new type of fat loss targeting cardio I like to call GOYAW. ( Get Off Your Ass and Walk) I would hate to even estimate the mile logged, I found it much easier to count each days distance by the size and amount of blisters on my feet.
Along with the new cardio we created a new diet as well. One that I will now and forever refer to as the Snack and Attack approach. Upon waking you simply consume one small Grow! type beverage along with an optional peice of fruit. You then meet up for a 12 hr session of GOYAW cardio with evenly placed and varied snacks of the next greatest chemical, or more often than not horrible tasting protein bar or MRP. Then at the 12 hour point of exhaustion and starvation you collectively yell out ATTACK, and run HIIT style to and fro from the buffet to your seat. 30 seconds to load a plate then 1 minute of recovery/feeding. You repeat this no less than 12 intervals. Then for the cool off you return to 4-5 more hours of GOYAW cardio, before collapsing in your bed to rest for the next days round of the same. (tip, to make the morning snack less exhaustive and more cost effective pocket some fresh fruit from the buffet and save it for the next morning, a simple apple can run as much as $3 in Vegas)
Strolling the expo there was an experience that should be had by everyone. There was simply no time to stop. It was an endless cycle of walk, stop, oogle, drool, drink/chew, take a breath and repeat. The only pauses coming when either a large group of Booth Babes begged for the longer than standard amount of attention, or some mass of humanity with arms the size of your collective being would get in your way.
As the day drew late there was also a demand for the occasional break. You had to stop and rest your arms from ever increasing load of goodies that were thrown upon you. It was like a bodybuilders halloween, only the candy was replaced with chemicals and candy labeled as protein, and the old hag at the door was replaced by a plethora of the finest fitness babes to ever populate one room. To put it simply I had to check two extra bags on the flight home. Both of which were full of nothing but supplements. I wont be buying creatine till somewhere around 2010 I think.
OK to move on to more fun schtuff and try and be breif and still thank everyone and give the deserved description.
Night three brought on an O-lift demonstartion/hands on seminar with Dan John. My god this coach just beams with enthusiasm and fun and demands the same from you. He had us all bouncing on friggin balls, doing some square dancing squats, and yeilding broom sticks in O-lift fashion. It was taxing, educating and above all fun. I have to say one of the best parts was when he called for and received a volunteer for the tabata protocol front squats. Needless to say the guy who did them looked just as I remember feeling after doing the same.
This session was the topper of the days deit/cardio fiasco and deserved an extra effort at the buffet following. We also wanted to make sure we were fresh and recouped for the seminar the next day. It helped hearing the Dan John dietary approach as well. 2 dozen eggs, 2 lbs of salmon. If your still hungry you can eat whatever you want, and we did.
OK. HUGE thanks to Team Staley, Charles himself, Julliane, all the coaches and Dr.s of various fields. I am not even going to attempt to summarize everything they covered. I KNOW I will not do them justice. I will simply say if you have the means get ahold of them and order the video. You will need it so you can go OVER and OVER all the info… If the camera was able to catch even an inkling of the enthusiasm and dedication these speakers portrayed and demanded it will be well worth it, info. aside. I dont care how dedicated or hard core you think you are. You leave this bad boy recharged with a new energy and enthusiasm for diet and training you have never felt the like of. Just being in the same room with the instructors and all the like minded individuals had an effect all it’s own. Plan your trip and get to one of these. You also get plenty of cool schwag to leave with. Thank you again to all of Team Staley, and all of the presenters.
After the seminar we all had one last send off trip to the Buffet. Did it up as well as we could. Everyone eyeballing what Dr. Lonnie Lowery had on his plate, not wanting to go to far estray under his watchfull eye. The minute he got up to catch his flight the 50 or so people left raced for the buffet filling their plates with every form of junk food known to man. God it was digustingly wonderful seeing people who are normally very watchful and restraint in their dietary approach go balls to the walls for one meal.
Then it was see you later nice to meet you yada yada. Hit the plane home.
Well this is the very short version of an awesome trip. I just wanted to give thanks and recognition to everyone involved. Hope to do it again some time.