After just about 4 weeks in Manila, I am on the road again, this time, to Lima, Peru. It took me two days of travelling (including a 16-hour layover in AMS) to get here. Though the two flights were very long ones, both turned out to be quite comfortable.
In my first few days here in Lima, I asked the hotel for the address of a gym near the hotel. I was directed to one of the big commercial gyms. It was more expensive than the gym I go to when I am in Manila, but looked okay, up to the standards of the big gyms. I browsed around and found that there was only one alternative to it, just three blocks away. The other gym was asking a higher price than the first gym even though they have slightly fewer facilities, so I decided to sign up for three months with the first gym.
I wasn’t able to go to the gym for the first two nights after I signed up, as right after dinner, I felt very very sleepy; I think my body is still continuing to adjust to the 11-hour time difference from Manila. Instead, I decided to go on Saturday morning. I found they gym still quite busy, but as my training routines revolve exclusively around free weights, all I really needed were an olympic bar and a chinup bar. Most of the rest of the gym folk were happy to use only the machines; that suits me just fine as I hardly had to wait for anything.
I followed the Power Training template I have been doing over the past three months. Today I did:
- Barbell jump shrugs
- Single-leg pistol squats
- Barbell overhead push presses
- Neutral-grip chinups
- Side planks + reaches
The session was a good way to startup my training engine again. On the other hand though, again I have been booked into a hotel where I cannot cook my own food, so I have to be mindful whenever I have to inevitably eat out.