Whats up everyone!?
Im back in Bangkok training at Powerzone Gym Owned by Mr. Thailand. These guys are no joke out here. They are state funded and compete with russia, china all the other crazy win or die countries. I was pretty big headed heading into the gym thinking asians didn't get that big. Especially since im just about 260 right now. Well I was wrong.
I am the overall biggest but i've got about 6" on everyone height wise. Sitthi (mr. T) is just awesome, www.sitthi.com
, not ENOURMOUS but very cool physique and he has more trophies than anyone alive I think.
BUT the highlight is this one guy that is about 5'5" and his arms are probably 23" around. He looks like a balloon animal. He is as exaggerated as ANY professional guy you see in the US. He's about as big as you can get I think. He can barely walk his legs hit together. He's awesome.
Its cool here they take bodybuilding seriously. Right now the German national coach is here working with Sitthi and the whole team. Very nice guy and I think he enjoyed having another whitey around.
Its VERY different at this gym. In the US you see 99% of the people in there dicking around picking up on each other and looking at each other in the mirror. You walk into this gym. its war. Everyone is there for a reason everyone is above average muscle wise and despite the ZERO A/C and is 90 here now they are in there busting their butts.
Its cool seeing something that is seen as a subculture and kinda of stupid in the US taken seriously and treated as just another sport.
We went and at at the team kitchen after I trained yesterday and it was like the circus was in town I was in attention whore heaven. We all got swarmed. and of course the little kitchen owners probably had $'s in their eyes when they saw 6 guys all over 200lbs waddling over with hunger in their eyes.