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Stephen Fung vs. Iguana's Burritozilla!

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Nestled in this seemingly quiet part of Downtown San Jose is a little Mexican Taqueria known as Iguanas. This place is an easily recognizable landmark in the downtown core and has been feeding the many hungry students that attend the neighboring San Jose State University since 1994. The smiling green iguana is their mascot and is also synonymous with generous portions, fresh ingredients, reasonable prices and some of the best Mexican food in the state.

Behind the smiling iguana is something so horrible that even Man vs. Food's Adam Richman had to walk away from it. In it's underbelly is something that weighs nearly 5 lbs and is over 18 inches in length. Ladies and gentleman, this horrible beast is known as Burritozilla!

During my road trip down to the US, I hit some pretty cool eateries. Besides the Pho Garden Pho Challenge (which I will post about later this week), the great Burritozilla was on my hit list of monster food challenges. Did I finish this remarkably gruesome (but extremely tasty) creation? Check out the video to see how it all went down...

What an upset! With only 1/4 of Burritozilla left, I tapped out and let the lizard win. Damn!

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However, with the knowledge gained from tackling two of California's greatest food challenges, I was able to take what I learned and apply it to my challenge against Seattle's Southwestern Exposure 12 Egg Omelet Challenge. More on that in an upcoming post so stay tuned!

More Burritozilla pictures after the jump...

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Another Seemingly Random Set of Updates for Stephen Fung

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I was cruising by my blog the other day and realized that I haven't updated here in over a month. I'm sorry for the lack of updates. It appears that Twitter has ruined me due to the instant gratification provided by a simple tweet out to my followers. I've also been quite busy with Futurelooks. As you may have noticed, there is a ton of new content over there and I hope you have a chance to head there and enjoy it. I will try to update here a little more often.

Yes, the picture above is me once again taking down something that is too large for a regular human being. They call it "Bob's Big Burger". I had it at some weird eatery that I've forgotten the name of while in Fort Saskatchewan for Fragapalooza. The menu"Dared Me to Finish It" so of course I finished it. There is apparently a bigger burger at some dinner which I will need to try next year.

Here are a few noteworthy points about what I've been up to in the last while...

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Cleaning and Jerking in Vancouver - The Video

Set to the soothing sounds of Kanye West's "Stronger", this video highlighs the cleaning and jerkng activities of the Vancouver Clean and Jerk Clinic hosted by Kelly Frankson at the CrossFit Vancouver gym this past weekend. Enjoy!

I think this weekend I'm going to take it easy and do some Dot Com Pho complete with greasy spring rolls, crack coffee, and various animal parts. Need to put back what this clinic took out of me πŸ˜›

Dot Com Olympic Weightlifting...

At our last Dot Com Pho - Trans Canada/Telecommuting Edition, we said that we'd get back together this past weekend for a Dot Com Pho again. Unfortunately, the awesome weather has made us all want to get a life. Although John actually did one this past Saturday in Orlando, it was a little too strange for my tastes with the perpetual talk of ball sucking action. It's well documented that John likes balls, but it's one of those things we'd rather not talk about anymore as it would make us all associates of an evil ball sucker.

More polite and honorable Ed Lau, fresh from his trip to Japan also did something non-pho as he watched scrawny dudes in skinny jeans whip skateboards at his head. I have no clue what Kwanye was doing, but it probably had something to do with going to a mall in the City of Malls (that's Edmonton BTW). Iphone Gary was being gently coerced into putting on the ball and chain as he was whisked away to yet another wedding while Greg was going...umm...Greg stuff I guess. I have no clue what he did over the weekend.

That leaves me. Well, I decided that it would be fun to whip huge weights over my head and not drop them on myself like this dude.

So You Want Me To Fling This Over My Head?

You Want Me to Fling That Over My Head?

Kelly was hosting a "Clean and Jerk Clinic" (my god, that's as bad as John and his ball sucking antics) down at CrossFit Vancouver which I volunteered to attend. I mean, how hard could it be? Afterall, I've been working out with my Wii Fit and chasing my Roombas around the house. This should be easy right?

Note To Self: Do Not Drop Weights on Head

As it turns out, it isn't as easy as it seems. There is quite a bit to it, especially as you progress to heavier weights. Because there are all these movements as part of the "Clean and Jerk" (snicker), it's really easy to overthink the whole thing and end up just tossing those weights into your throat, or send them crashing down on your collar bones. I have the bruising ot prove it.

Umm... Can I let go now?

Eventually though, under Kelly's tutellage, I was able to send the whole heap of weights over my head in what's called a "split jerk". Unfortunately, you're not done till you get your back foot beside your front foot and hold the weight still for about a second. I'm just glad I'm not Hungarian or I'd be lying on the floor flailing with a dislocated shoulder or something. To have that Chinese thing going for me (no, not the math part) and the power of the Asian Squat kept me safe once again.

The Aftermath...

When I got home after the clinic, I slept from 7:00PM Saturday till 9:30AM Sunday. Everything hurt. I fell down going to the bathroom because my quads were locked (which was rather funny I have to admit). My collarbones were bruised and my arms felt like they'd been pulled out of their sockets. I couldn't even scratch my back, which drove me completely nuts for a good part of the day. I slid down the stairs on my ass. It was actually less painful to do that than actually try to walk down, which would have ended up in me going down face first instead. It was pretty brutal and I spent most of my Sunday curled up in the fetal position, twittering.

Today, I do have most of my mobility back, though I still walk like I'm wearing chaps and I'm sure my stomach lining has worn off, popping Advil all day. You're probably thinking that I hated the clinic as a result of these inconveniences, but truth is I actually both surprised and enjoyed myself. I also have a whole new appreciation for the Sport thatΒ Kelly has chosen to concentrate on in her bid for a spot on the Canadian Olympic Team when London 2012 rolls around.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm looking forward to the next clinic. I'm such a glutton for punishment πŸ˜›

Is It In You?

Gatorade's tag line resonates with athletes and enthusiasts around the world as the universal signal for getting that colored sugared water down your gullet to promote hydration during intense exercise. It's also the basis for this random pwning...

I know this video is going to give some people ideas. If someone asks you, "Is it in you?", while you're sweating away at the local gym, say no, or get them before they get you πŸ˜†