Gas Station Workout, Diet, Wins Worldwide Popularity
|Francisco has energy for hours thanks to his gas station game plan.|
Wanna pack a punch the bored gas station attendants will be talking about for days? You can! Everything you need to inflate your musculature and your energy level is here, right alongside the anti-freeze and grape Philly Blunts. Short Order visited local gas stations to find astounding health tonics and products, all for a few bucks a pop. Francisco Framil Ferran, creator of the Get Pumped! gas station fitness blast, tagged along to demonstrate some easy ways to tune up your body while you fill up your tank.
|Francisco demonstrates the Zephyrhills lateral raise, a great way to work your deltoids during a pit stop at the Chevron.|
|All the nutrients you need are at the counter of the BP at 945 Fifth St., Miami Beach.|
Now for food. Again, your choices are abundant. On the Atkins? Snap into a low-carb Slim Jim, or maybe a can of Spam. If you're trying the vegan thing, pick up an overpriced apple or orange, only a few days past its legal supermarket shelf life. Trail mix, granola bars, and dehydrated apple chips that feel lighter than the air we breathe -- it's all here, just waiting to be consumed.
|Low carb gas station mystery meats like Spam and Slim Jims will fit right in with your diet.|
|Why just change your oil when you can change your physique?|
Now that you've fueled up, it's time to put your "machine" to work. Francisco shows how you can jump rope, stretch, do hand stands and push ups at virtually any gas station, anywhere, until you get kicked out.
Francisco's workout philosophy is simple: use the objects in front of you to create resistance. "I like using gas stations as fitness centers. Cars are aggressive, like I want my personal training clients to be. Gasoline makes things move fast, like I want my clients to move. When I'm in the zone and someone asks me, 'Is that an air hose or a jump rope?' my answer is 'yes,'" he says. "And there's a quick turnover in gas stations; customers come in and out. That's how I think a workout should be. Quick and to the point. Try to leave before they kick you out."
|"Resistance training is a big part of the Get Pumped! plan," explains Francisco.|
His work is already catching on. Short Order spotted Whitney Marino practicing her Get Pumped! nozzle cable pull-downs, one of Francisco's favorite moves, while en route to a friend's house in South Beach yesterday. "I'm seeing results," she remarked breathlessly, "and I love that I can fit a fitness blast in any time."
|Whitney Marino gets pumped at the Chevron station, 1453 Alton Road, Miami Beach.|
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