Reunification Palace (Saigon)

Reunification Palace (Saigon)

Reunification Palace used to be the "White House" where the South Vietnam's president worked.  It now hosts many events such as conferences.  Be forewarned, it has a really good central air conditioning system so be sure to dress warmly even during a hot day... Continue Reading

Put the Weights Back!!!

Leg Press Machine - Get Fit Gym

One of the thing that really irritates me at ANY gym are those guys who load up the bars or machines with weights, do one or two reps, AND then walk away from the exercise without taking the weights off.  Look at this picture below: I needed some 20 kg plates for the Bench Press during my workout today.  I could not find any on the racks and then noticed they were all on the Leg Press Machine. WTF!!!  The last user of the Leg Press put 12 20 kg plates plus 6 15 kg plates on the Leg Press Continue Reading

Tram Cafe

Tram Cafe - Saigon

Here is another Tram Cafe in Saigon.  A bit crammed, coffee is good but service is poor.  The waitress fell asleep so somebody had to call her the cafe's telephone to wake her up.  The other Tram Cafe, separate owners, is my favorite. Continue Reading

Olympic Weightlifting Area at Get Fit Gym (Saigon)

Close up of the indentations lef

I have now been doing Olympic Weightlifting at Get Fit Gym in Saigon for over a couple months now.  My technique is slowly improving though I still have about 6 more months to really get more comfortable with the weights.  I am still just lifting light compared to where I should be at if I want to compete in the Masters level. If you are interested in my Training Logs, I keep them at my other weightlifting blog, ironDevilDog.com.  I normally train the Olympic Lifts every other day.  If anyone Continue Reading