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06-09-2003, 10:17 AM
I wasn't going to keep an online journal since I already keep one in a notebook. But I workout at home now so thought it would help keep me motivated to get better if you guys could yell at me once in a while about my wussy weights. Not exactly the same as going to a gym, but it'll have to do.

So here's todays workout:

Back, Delts and forearms

Pull up bwx10, bwx6+2(Rest/Pause)
Cable Row 125x10, 125x6+2
Dead Lift 140x10, 170x8

Clean&Press 135x8, 135x8
Sit Side Laterals 15x12, 15x12
Bent Cable Laterals 5x15, 5x15

False Reverse Grip Curls SS/w Stand Wrist Curl 55x15/15, 55x12+2/15

Some FYI about my workouts. Always start with 5min. warmup and end with 4sets of 30 for abbs. I actually time my rest between sets b/c it's one of the variables I change. It's 90sec right now. One last thing I always flex and stretch the muscle after each set.

06-09-2003, 02:48 PM
Oh a new journal that hasn't been :spam:ed yet!

What are your goals? You bulking, cutting or what?

06-09-2003, 07:57 PM
good luck with the journal bro

06-09-2003, 08:18 PM
I'm just trying to keep my size and get stronger. I would "bulk", but that would require me to eat more and buy more supplements and I can't afford that right now. I would "cut" since it's summer, but usually save that for when I'm getting ready for a fight. So I'm really kinda stuck in limbo! Man it sucks!

What I'm trying to keep:

Weight: 205 I'm 5'11"
Bench: 305
Squat: 295
Dead: 300
Fight Record: 0-3 in toughman type contests. Pathetic, huh! I know, I keep trying though because it's so damn fun, even if I'm getting my ass beat!
My PR numbers are about 4yrs old. I lift at home now so I'm a little hesitant to maxout alone.


Just wanted to keep links to all my pics some place, so I wouldn't have to go hunting for them later.

August 8, 2003 @206lbs
front dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8422), back dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8423), back lat (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8424), wheelz (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8425), calves (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8426), most musc (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8427)

October 18, 2003 @199lbs
front dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9835), front lat (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9836), back dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9837), back lat (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9838), wheelz (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9842), calves (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9843)

March 20, 2004 @211lbs
back dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10840), front dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10841)

May 7, 2004 @217lbs
front dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11470), front lat (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11471), back dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11472), back lat (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11473), calves (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11475), wheelz (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11476), most musc (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11477)

October 15, 2004 @212lbs
back dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=13412), back lat (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=13413), calves (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=13414), front dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=13415), wheelz (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=13416), most musc (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=13417)

March 30, 2005 @201
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August 25, 2005 @199
front dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17904), back dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17905), back lat (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17906), side chest (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17907)

May 11, 2007 @211
front dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24113&d=1178894837), back dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24110&d=1178894318), back lat (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24115&d=1178895022), side chest (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24114&d=1178894873)

June 9, 2008 @~196
front dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25982&d=1213017589), back dbl (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25980&d=1213017066), back lat (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25981&d=1213017515), side chest (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25984&d=1213017705), wheels (http://www.wannabebigforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25983&d=1213017654)

06-10-2003, 10:09 AM
Did 12 rounds of boxing drills. The last 2 were really weak though, might as well of just stood still and breathed heavy! I'm getting over a cold though, yeah that's a good excuse!

06-10-2003, 12:19 PM
are you planning on entering in any other toughman contests anytime soon?

06-10-2003, 12:55 PM
I think the next one is in November. There was a little local one in September I did last year, but don't know if they are having it again.

06-11-2003, 09:12 AM
Leg day:

Squat 205x10, 220x8
BB Lunge 145x10, 145x10
Leg Ext 155x15, 155x11+2

Leg Curl 105x10, 105x10
Cable Kickback 30x15, 30x15

Stand Calves 270x10, 270x10
Donkey Calf 50x12, 50x12

Felt good today! Being layed-off and not having to stand around at work all day definitly leaves you with more energy to work out!

One note to any one who actually looks at my journal. When I say "calves" it means both together, "calf" means 1 leg at a time.

06-11-2003, 02:34 PM
Hey welcome to journal land. Youre from Salem? THE Salem? Thats like 30mins from me here on the south side of Ytown. In fact I went golfing right by there yesterday. We went in Columbiana and almost got lost in Salem.

But it could be some other Salem. Anyhow good luck. What gym do you goto?

06-11-2003, 04:42 PM
Yes I'm from THE Salem. Actually I was going to Dowtown Sports Center in Ytown for a while to learn to box. I ran out of cash so I had to quit going for now. As far as lifting I lift at home. Thanks for the welcome!

06-12-2003, 12:24 PM
Decided to take some time off. Haven't really wanted to lift for a while now. I've got some nagging injuries that need time to heel anyways. Hopefully after a week or two I'll get the itch to lift again.

06-23-2003, 10:13 AM
Back, Delts& Forearms:

Pullup: BWx8, BWx6+2
Bent Rows: 135x8, 135x8
Dead Lift: 220x8, 220x8

Military: 115x8, 115x8
Side Laterals: 20x10, 20x6+2
Bent Cable Lateral: 10x10, 10x10
-Please don't laugh too hard at my shoulder strength.

False Reverse Grip Curl SS/w Stand Wrist Curl 65x10/10, 65x10/10

It's amazing what taking a week off does for you! I was actually looking forward to working out! Decided to drop my reps down to the 6-8 area for most lifts and quit flexing between sets(all it did was make me more tired for the next set).

I'm also getting excited because a boxing gym is opening up only a mile from my house. Now I can walk instead of driving for 45min to learn how to box. Nothing better than getting beat up in your back yard!

06-24-2003, 10:49 AM
8 rounds of drills. Amazingly I felt good. Usually I'm sucking wind after the 4th round after a week off.

06-24-2003, 11:00 AM
Originally posted by Bruteman
I'm also getting excited because a boxing gym is opening up only a mile from my house. Now I can walk instead of driving for 45min to learn how to box. Nothing better than getting beat up in your back yard! LOL, there is a muay thai place really close to me that I started going to. I couldn't imagine driving 45mins after a tough night there. I'd still drive because after going a couple rounds you might not feel like the long walk back home. :)

06-24-2003, 11:34 AM
Driving home was kinda tough sometimes. I'm sure I scared my share of pedestrians on the way home a couple times. I have to walk now so I can rub it in my kids face later. You know, I had to walk uphill in 3feet of snow both ways.:D

06-25-2003, 10:17 AM

Squats: 220x8, 220x8
Lunge: 155x8, 155x8
Leg Ext: 180x8, 180x8

Leg Curl: 115x8, 115x8
Standing 1 Leg Curl: 25x8, 35x8 First time trying these. I like them better than cable kickbacks.

Stand Calves: 270x10, 270x10
Donkey Calf: 55x10, 55x10

Felt ok. My hammys were a little tight from the deads on Mon., but I'm usually sore a little longer when starting back up. It shouldn't be a problem from now on.

06-26-2003, 09:59 AM
8 rounds of drills. Felt good, seem to have more pop in my punches today.

06-26-2003, 10:03 AM
The name is fitting, another pugilist - good luck with it and your workouts! :)


06-27-2003, 10:10 AM
Thanks CoCoa! It was my nickname in college. No one calls me that anymore it just makes for a good ring name.

Chest, Tris& Bis:

Bench: 220x8, 220x6+2
Dum Bench: 70x8, 70x8
Peck Deck: 75x8, 75x8

Pressdowns: 100x4, 80x8 These hurt my elbow, might try the rope handle next time.
Lying 1 Arm Ext: 25x8, 25x8

Bar Curl: 85x8, 85x8
Spider Curls: 30x5, 25x6+2

Weight: 203

Felt real good! Dropping down to the 6-8 rep range lets you move a lot more weight. I LIKE IT!

My Dumbells only go up to a pair of 75's. Anyone out there got suggestions on what to do instead of db presses? Before you answer I'll let you know that next week I do incline press, db inc press and inc flies. I alternate between the two workouts.

06-28-2003, 10:17 AM
8 rounds of drills. My arms and chest are sore from yesterday. That makes boxing extra fun!

06-30-2003, 10:20 AM
Back, Delts& Forearms:

Pulldowns: 160x8, 160x4+2 This was a little heavy, couldn't bring bar all the way down without some "english". I'll go a little lighter next time.
Cable Rows: 135x8, 135x8
Power Cleans: 140x8, 140x8

Sit Dum Press: 50x8, 50x8
Upright Row: 90x8, 90x8
Seated Bent Laterals: 25x10, 25x10

-Tried to do forearms but my right wrist hurt so I didn't. I was happy with my shoulder workout. Haven't done DB presses or upright rows for a while. Last time I did them I was stuck at the weight I started with now. It's nice to see signs like that that they are getting stronger.

07-01-2003, 11:40 AM
12 rounds of drills. Started to fade at the end from the extra rounds, but still felt good.

07-01-2003, 11:52 AM
How long do those sessions take? Or should I ask do those drills take about a couple of hours or so?
You ought to check out Bam Bam, he is the Count Crakula and there are a couple of others who are into the fight game my man...:)

07-01-2003, 10:01 PM
They only take about 48min. I just start the timer and go from one thing to the next. I don't take any breaks. So really it's just a 12roung fight, I just work on something different each round.
I'm always looking threw Bam Bam's journal for ideas. Ijust don't post a lot. Heck, I look threw a lot of journals and threads I never post much. So be careful what you post cause I'm always there lurking in the shadows ready to pounce!

07-02-2003, 10:57 AM

BB Hack Squat: 220x8, 220x8
Front Squat: 115x8, 115x8
1 Leg Ext: 85x8, 85x8

SLDL: 205x8, 205x8
1 Leg Curl: 55x8, 55x3+2

Donkey Calves: 225x10, 225x10
Stand Calf: 25x10, 25x10

-felt good. Haven't done front squats or 1leg ext for a while so didn't know where to start. This was way to light. Tried some weighted abb stuff today, liked the whey it felt but I'm worried my waist will get to thick from doing it. I don't know maybe I'll give it a try for a while and see.

07-04-2003, 09:42 PM
Took the 3rd off and went to Six Flags.

Chest, Tris& Bis:

Smith Inc Press: 160x8, 160x4+2
Dum Inc Press: 70x8, 70x4+2
Inc Flies: 45x8, 45x8

Dips: +30x8, +30x8
Inc Cable Ext: 60x8, 60x8

Preacher Curl: 85x8, 85x8
Dum Inc Curl: 35x8, 35x5+2

Weight: 203

-Was a little tired from yesterday. Also only ate a bunch of crap yesterday and today so that probably had something to do with the way I felt.

07-05-2003, 10:22 AM
12rounds. Felt awsome today! Was able to push myself to go hard even when I was tired. Wish i could do that every day!

07-07-2003, 11:14 AM
Back, Delts& Forearms:

Pullup: BWx8, BWx7+2
Bent Row: 140x8, 140x8
Dead Lift: 225x8, 225x8

Military: 120x8, 120x7+2
Sit Side Lateral: 20x10, 20x5+2
Bent Cable Lateral: 15x10, 15x4+2

False Reverse Grip Curl ss/w Stand Wrist Curl: 70x10/10, 70x7+2/10

-Boy I really suck at pullups! Other than those I did ok.

To anyone who feels like answering, do you sit or stand when doing military presses?

07-07-2003, 11:19 AM
I prefer to sit when doing militaries but I still do them standing from time to time. If I'm looking to get a little bit more I'll do them standing and cheat out a few extra ones.

Pullups are just plain tough. Once you get to where you can do 10, I'd suggest adding a little bit of weight to your first set. Once you add a bit to them you'll find that they can jump up pretty quickly.

07-07-2003, 11:57 AM
What gym are you going to Bruteman?

Bam Bam
07-07-2003, 03:03 PM
Hey brute ive won several toughmans and i can tell you one thing if your not sponsored then you better win by ko or very very decisive.

How do you fight are you a brawler or boxer?

in toughman do you try to throw combos or do just go out and throw straight punches?

One thing ive noticed is that toughmans bring out some big strong guys but most of them dont throw straight giving the polished fighter more of a chance to land

07-07-2003, 10:50 PM
Wow! 3 posts in one day, I don't usually get that many views a day.

HomeYield: I think I'm going to do the same thing. Whenever I get stuck at a weight I'll stand and cheat a few extra out to help me get out of a platue. For pullups i was going to work up to 2 sets of 8 then start adding weight.

clvmike19: I workout at home.

Bam Bam: I've noticed that about toughman. Lots of hometown judging going on. As for my style I am just learning how to box so I don't really have one yet. Because of the nature of toughman(one minute rounds) I think I'll have to become more of a brawler. I do try to throw straight punches since most guys come in throwing all those slow haymakers. Of course those haymakers have beaten me everytime I've competed so far!

07-08-2003, 10:26 AM
11 rounds of drills. My daughter needed some assistance so i didn't get in a 12th. I hurt something in my shoulder, might have to take it easy on anything that stresses it for a while. Yipee, I just took a week off and now I have to take it easy cause I'm hurt!

07-09-2003, 10:51 AM

Squat: 225x8, 225x8
Lunge: 160x8, 160x8
Leg Ext: 185x8, 185x8

Leg Curl: 120x8, 120x5+2
Stand 1 Leg Curl: 45x8, 45x8

Stand Calves: 275x10, 275x10
Donkey Calf: 60x10, 60x10

-Felt awesome today! I've never really tried to push myself on squats, or deads either. It's kinda a rush to move a lot of weight. Now I just have to remind myself to take it slow so I don't start sacrificing form just to move more weight.

Joining this board was the best thing I've ever done as far as lifting is concerned! It's motivating to see all you trying to progress! It's also motivating having to post my workouts. It forces me to get better. I don't want to be the chump who isn't improving!

07-09-2003, 12:14 PM
You can never be no chump doin all them drills dude! Nice leg session man.

07-10-2003, 10:20 AM
Thanks CoCoa! Now if I could only learn to apply what I practice in the ring. I'm just not comfortable in there, I guess more sparring will help that.

12 rounds. Hands got a little heavy at the end today, but basically felt good.

07-11-2003, 10:33 AM
Chest, Tris& Bis:

Bench: 220x8, 220x7+2
Flat Dum Press: 75x8, 75x4+2
Peck Deck: 80x8, 80x8

Rope Pressdown: 70x8, 70x5+2
Lying 1 Arm Ext: 30x7, 30x6+2

Spider Curls: 25x8, 25x8, 25x8, 25x8 This was all I could do comfortably. I hurt my wrist on the heavy bag and it hurt to curl anything remotely heavy.

Weight: 208 What the hell happened here! 5 pounds in a week! Oh yeah, I'm a hog and we went to a couple picnics this week. :)

-Other than the bicep work everything went well. My shoulder was ok, I just did some rotator cuff work to warm it up before chest.

07-11-2003, 10:51 AM
Congrats on the weight gain! Also, good bench day dude...:)

07-12-2003, 09:38 PM
CoCoa: Thanks! Unfortunately the weight gain was probably due more to my sodium intake this week and will disapear next week.

Didn't workout today. Figured I'd let my wrist and shoulder get an extra day off.

07-13-2003, 08:25 PM
Looks like a solid workout. BTW how long does it take you to do that workout? And how long do you leave between sets and exercises? ....just curious :D

07-14-2003, 10:30 AM
Pruneman: Thanks for stopping by! From the beggining of my warmup to the end of my cooldown takes about 1hr20min. I'm resting 90sec between sets, but i go down to 30sec when getting ready to fight. The only rest between exercises is however long it takes to get the next one ready.

Back, Delts& Forearms:

Pull Down: 150x8, 150x5+2
Cable Row: 140x8, 140x8
Power Cleans: 145x8, 145x8

Seated Dum Shoulder Press: 55x8, 55x8
Upright Row: 95x8, 95x8
Seated Bent Lateral: 30x10, 30x6+2

Dum Wrist Curl ss/w Sup Pro: 50/10x10/10, 50/10x4+2/5+2 Left only, right still hurts.

-I was happy with my workout. My shoulder seems ok as long as I warm it up real well. Went ahead and did my left forearm only cause it's my weak arm anyways, so this gives it a chance to catch up. I really need to work on back strength, it seems really weak to me for my size!

07-15-2003, 10:32 AM
12 rounds. Had to take it easy on the heavy bag, but everything else went well.

07-16-2003, 10:24 AM

BB Hack Squat: 225x8, 225x8
Front Squat: 125x8, 125x8
1 Leg Ext: 95x8, 95x8

SLDL: 210x8, 210x8
1 Leg Curl: 55x8, 55x4+2

Donkey Calves: 230x10, 230x10
Stand Calf: 30x10, 30x10

-How awesome are SLDL's for hamstrings!? Sometimes I think I'll give up all the curl crap and just do them! Oh yeah, the rest of my workout was good to. :)

07-17-2003, 10:34 AM
12 rounds. Took it easy on the heavy bag again, but felt good. I need to get to the gym again. I'm getting board doing the same old stuff at my house all the time. Plus I'm not learning anything new or getting to spar. Man being layed off sucks! You have all the time in the world to do stuff, but no money to do it!

07-17-2003, 11:20 AM
Life would be great if we got to do the stuff we wanted. If you're working you have money but don't have the time to spend it or you aren't working and can't find the money to do what you want. Sorry to hear it man. Hope you get things cleared up soon.

Workouts are looking really good. Leg workout looked really strong.

07-17-2003, 09:24 PM
HomeYield: Life would be great if we could do what we wanted! Oh well, we just have to do the best we can with what we got. Thanks for the props on the workouts! How is the muay thai going? Ever plan on competing in anything or are you just doing it cause you like it? Also wanted to say good job on the cut! I saw your pic you should be good to go by contest time!

07-17-2003, 09:40 PM
Not that anyone cares, but I just :hump: ! WoooHooo!

07-18-2003, 11:05 AM
Chest, Tris& Bis:

Smith Inc Press: 160x8, 160x8 That's a 4 rep gain from last time!
Dum Inc Press: 70x8, 70x8 Another 4 rep gain! WoooHooo!
Inc Flies: 50x8, 50x8

Dips: +35x8, +35x8
Inc Cable Ext: 65x8, 65x8

EZ Preacher Curl: 90x8, 90x8 These were only partial reps. My wrist wouldn't let me go full ROM.
Inc Hammer Curls: 35x8, 35x8 Found out if I keep my hands in hammer position I can curl without pain! Might be doing lots of hammer curls till my wrist heals.

Weight: 208 Ok, maybe i actualy did gain some weight. Cool!

-Felt strong today! Maybe I should :hump: every night before a workout day! :)

07-18-2003, 02:20 PM
Nice chest and arm workout Bman :thumbup:

07-21-2003, 10:08 AM
CoCoa: Thank you for your support!(I know, it's corny)

Back, Delts& Forearms:

Pullup: BWx8, BWx8 Finally 2 sets of 8! Time to start adding weight!
Bent Row: 145x8, 145x8
Dead Lift: 230x8, 230x8

Sit Side Laterals: 20x10, 20x6, 20x4+2
Bent Cable Laterals: 15x10, 15x8, 15x5+2

False Reverse Grip Curl ss/w Stand Wrist Curl: 70x10/10, 70x8+2/10

-Good workout! Felt strong the whole time. Didn't do militarys cause it hurt my shoulder too much. I just did an extra set of the other lifts instead.

07-22-2003, 10:09 AM
12 rounds. Was a little sore from yesterday so my hands got a little heavy at the end again. Basically felt good, wrist is still a little sore. I might stop doing heavy bag for a while since I can't seem to heel up while doing it, even lightly.

07-23-2003, 10:37 AM

Squat: 230x8, 230x8 This is the heaviest squat workout I've ever had, plus I'm going a lot deeper than I ever have!
Lunge: 165x8, 165x8
Leg Ext: 190x8, 190x8

Leg Curl: 120x8, 120x7+2
Stand 1 Leg Curl: 50x8, 50x8

Stand Calves: 280x10, 280x10
Donkey Calf: 65x10, 65x10

-Awesome workout! Never felt so strong on a leg day before. I also got a little nauseous about half way threw. I still did abbs at the end though, that was fun!

07-23-2003, 10:38 AM
Great leg workout man!

Are you doing those lunges stationary or walking?

07-23-2003, 10:49 AM
I figured I would drop in on your journal after making a stop @ clvmike's and the walking cane remark. Glad I'm not the only feeling a little "old" stomping around these boards! But it's really not about that at all....Sh*T man you do those toughman things?? those look absolutely BRUTAL .....takes some real balls to get in there an do that stuff....more power to you Bruteman!

07-23-2003, 11:01 AM
HomeYield: Thanks! I do the stationary kind. You know where you step out with one leg, bring it back, then do the other leg, back and forth back and forth until you pass out cause you cant breath anymore! They might be my favorite leg excercise.

Wikked1 Thanks for stopping in! I don't know if it takes balls, maybe more like a lack of brain cells!

Bam Bam
07-23-2003, 03:32 PM
lol if your doing 12 rds of sparring you ought to get to the second night at least

ive found that while boxing it was almost impossible to lift i am a heavy hitter and my hands especially on the bag would not heal intime to train

07-23-2003, 05:34 PM
Bam Bam: It's not 12rounds of sparring, I wish it was. I usually do 3 rounds each of jumping rope, speed bag, heavy bag and shadow boxing. That's all I can do at home right now. Once I get called back to work I'll start going to the gym again and there I can start sparring, hitting the focus mitts, double end bag, etc, etc, etc...when I go to the gym I usualy go until I've got 15 rounds(3rounds of 5 things) of work in.

07-24-2003, 08:25 AM
Lack of braincells? Nah.....maybe total disregard for the ones you do have?....but I have been accused of that before and not due to boxing. I admire you guys that can get in there and duke it out. It takes a certain amount of intestinal fortitude. I do however like the training regimen you guys go through.....I wonder if the wife would object to a speed bag over the drum set? (LMFAO she hates the drums and I know how the speed bag sounds when it hangs in the basement) LMFAO damn things are noisy.....almost as bad as the drums!!! Nice leg day in there by the way.

07-24-2003, 08:40 AM
yeah, my wife always gets mad at me when i use the speed bag if she is watching a show on tv. Since mine is mounted to the beams in my basement it also shakes everything off the entertainmet center, on the walls, off tables, etc. that's like an added bonus!

07-24-2003, 10:11 AM
OOOOOOOOUUUUUUUCH! Had a little leg DOMS today, jumping rope was iteresting!

9 rounds. Forced myself not to do heavy bag today. hopeflly this will let my wrist heel. Felt good the whole time today, I guess doing 3 rounds less will have that effect. :)

07-25-2003, 05:49 AM
One of my best friends has the bag in his basement and he rocks the house so to speak, lol...:D
It is hard to get under control dude :p

Bam Bam
07-25-2003, 08:51 AM
i have no use for the speed bag its heavy bag all day for this cracker

07-25-2003, 09:10 AM
Originally posted by Bam Bam
ive found that while boxing it was almost impossible to lift i am a heavy hitter and my hands especially on the bag would not heal intime to train

WTF are you doing that your hands need to heal? You should be using wraps and bag gloves when going heavy on the bag. Don't tell me you are going bare knuckle, that's not smart at all.

Bam Bam
07-25-2003, 10:50 AM
no peit i just dont relax my hand inbetween punches my fingers are usually cached a day after i go 6-8 on a bag

07-25-2003, 10:51 AM
Chest Tris & Bis:

Bench: 220x8, 220x8 Finally got over this hump. I usually get stuck at 220 and never move up.
Flat DB Bench: 75x8, 75x8 This is the heaviest DBs I got, Now what?
Peck Deck: 85x8, 85x8

Rope Pressdown: 70x8, 70x4+2 Damn these! I actually lost a rep on these!
Lying DB Ext: 30x8, 30x6+2

Bar Curl: 90x8, 90x8 Wrist pain was bearable so I actually got to do my normal bi w/o.
Spider Curls: 25x8, 25x8

Weight: 208

-Was real happy about my chest w/o the rest was good to. Need to figure something out for DB presses until I can afford some more weights.

07-25-2003, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by Bam Bam
i have no use for the speed bag its heavy bag all day for this cracker

Yeah, I'm not sure if it actually does anything to help me. I guess it helps your shoulder endurance, but mainly it just looks cool when you really get it going. :)

Bam Bam
07-26-2003, 02:44 PM
lol brute

how far away is the competition?

if i can may i suggest running sprints for wind

07-26-2003, 03:36 PM
next comp isn't for a while. I think the next one's in Nov. I live on sprints for cardio when getting ready to fight. I usually do them in toughman rounds, 1min hard 45sec easy, about 8 of them with a 5min warmup and cooldown. I do this 3 times a week, I also up my time in the boxing gym to 5 times a week. All of this on top of my lifting, working and spending time with my family. What in the hell is wrong with me?! Why do I put myself threw this?!

Oh yeah, so I can punch people and not get in trouble for it! :D

07-28-2003, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by Bam Bam
no peit i just dont relax my hand inbetween punches my fingers are usually cached a day after i go 6-8 on a bag

Ah, ok. Lol, I see how that could tax the hell out of your grip. Why not practice keeping things loose. You may find your punching speed improve as well. My big problem has always been to keep lose, especially around the shoulders, but hands usually aren't as big a prob.

07-28-2003, 09:52 AM
I have the same problem as you ElP. My trainer's always yelling at me to relax, that he can see the veins sticking out of my arms and what not.

Back, Delts & Forearms:

Pulldown: 150x8, 150x6+2
Cable Row: 145x8, 145x8
Power Cleans: 150x8, 150x8

Sit DB Press: 60x8, 60x8
Sit Bent Lateral: 30x10, 30x6+2

-That's all I did. Felt like crap today!

07-29-2003, 07:53 AM
Failing to see the problem with vasularity:D Yeah I know it's a loose thing....it's like playing an instrument......loose is fast ....to quote a movie.......I think loose is like "the zone" it's gotta be the same for fighting.....if you can stay loose and calm and keep your head.....you should do fine.
Bruteman how's the wife like the brawling stuff does she back you on it ? I'm just curious because I think this plays a big part of the overall picture and how you perform in your bouts. Good luck in your next contest looks like you've got mounds of time to train!

07-29-2003, 10:38 AM
9 rounds. Felt better today. Think maybe I had a little case of food poisoning.

Wikked1: The wife no like fighting. She also doesn't like my lifting to be like a BBldr. She likes a more athletic look. Those are just the little things, the big ones are the ones straining my marriage, but that's a whole nother story. You are right, it does affect how well I do.

07-29-2003, 05:02 PM
hey bruteman, just checkin out your journal. good luck on your fight...how many comps have you done or are you training for your first now?

In response to a previous question you had about SLDL's....yep, I think SLDL's are GREAT for hammies, I am not a fan of leg curls. I think it falls down to personal choice though, more power to SLDL's LOL

about those pullups, keep it up, they will come - pullups are one of the most difficult things to get develop strength in. Which is why you dont see too many people doing them, but give it some time and dedication..........then Booyah Baby! you'll be nailing sets with a plate strapped around your waist and loving it LOL

07-29-2003, 06:02 PM
Thanks for stopping in Kenn! I've done 3 toughman comps. No wins yet, makes ya wonder why I keep trying, huh? SLDL's rule for hammies! I'm working on the pullups. I'm actually going to add a little weight next time. Just 10 lbs., but that's more than I've ever done before.

07-30-2003, 09:12 AM
Originally posted by Bruteman

Wikked1: The wife no like fighting. She also doesn't like my lifting to be like a BBldr. She likes a more athletic look. Those are just the little things, the big ones are the ones straining my marriage, but that's a whole nother story. You are right, it does affect how well I do.
Man that's a bummer......I understand all about the "marital dynamics" ,only advice I can offer up about strains is that hopefully they are just growing pains!Good luck with it all Bruteman!

07-30-2003, 10:39 AM
Wikked1: I think most of it is just "growing pains". Money has been tight for a while and we've been discussing how many kids we want. I think are problems are just "high stress" related. Thanks for the support!


BB Hack Squat: 230x8, 230x8
Front Squat: 135x8, 135x8
1 Leg Ext: 105x8, 105x8

SLDL: 215x8, 215x8 I'll be feeling these tomorrow!
1 Leg Curl: 55x8, 55x5+2

Donkey Calves: 235x10, 235x10
Stand Calf: 35x10, 35x10

-Decent Day. My calves and hammies kept wanting to cramp up on me. I am happy with my front squats. I've done them in the past but was never able to do them as heavy(well it's heavy to me) and with as good of form as I can now. I don't know if I got more flexible or just stronger or what, but I like it. :)

07-31-2003, 01:04 PM
9 rounds. Felt real fast today, maybe taking the time off from the heavy bag will end up being a good thing. My wrist and shoulder are heeling faster now to since I quit hitting it.

Tidbit O' info:

My computer took a major crap the other day! I gave up trying to fix the problems and just reformated the whole thing. While I was installing and downloading all the programs I wanted I remembered about a digicam someone gave me. It didn't work when I first tried to install it so I set it aside. Since I was "fixing" my computer I thought I'd give it a try again. WooHoo, it works! It's not the best but it was free(of course that's the best for me :) ). So I might be posting some pictures soon. If I do try not to laugh too hard at the farmer tan and maybe shield your eyes until they adjust to the whiteness of my belly.

07-31-2003, 02:17 PM
Reformat and reinstall Bruteman that SUX....I hope you had all the good stuff backed up?!! BUT very cool about the camera! Post away!

07-31-2003, 10:10 PM
Wikked1: There's nothing important on my computer so it was no big deal. My only problem was getting all the updates I had downloaded since I got this computer. Actually it was kinda fun. I've never really sat down and played with a computer that much.

Ok, here we go! I'm going to try and post some pics. Not exactly sure how, but I'll try.

Front double bi:

07-31-2003, 10:12 PM
Back double bi:

07-31-2003, 10:14 PM
Back lat spread:

07-31-2003, 10:15 PM

07-31-2003, 10:17 PM
Calves(or lack there of):

07-31-2003, 10:19 PM
My pathetic tribute to Big Lou:

08-01-2003, 09:11 AM
Bruteman,Dude those pics came out great and for the price of the camera? AWESOME! :) Looking pretty good IMO. You got the vascularity part going on! Ain't calfs a B*tch? But it looks like they are coming in ok.

08-01-2003, 09:18 AM
Pics are looking good man. You've got some good size and definition too!

Calves are really tough to work but they get there eventually. Your back is pretty impressive. Traps might need a little bit more to look inproportion but they're not small. Good job man!

08-01-2003, 10:47 AM
Thanks Guys! I was pleasantly suprised about the pics myself. Mostly I was suprised they came out ok, and that I even got them posted correctly. When I look in the mirror I see a guy that's a little too thin and has no definition, but after seeing the pics I was preaty happy with my overall condition! It's amazing how your mind lets you see what you want to see sometimes.

Calves are a b*tch! I might have to become a "calf jockey" for a while sometime soon! :eek:

I am adding some shrugs to the program soon to correct the trap problem HY.

Chest, Tris & Bis:

Smith Inc Press: 165x8, 165x6+2
Dum Inc Press: 75x7, 75x3+2
Inc Flies: 55x8, 55x3+2

Dips: +45x8, +45x5+2 Was only suppose to do 40, but a plate looks so cool!
Inc Cable Ext: 70x8, 70x6+2

EZ Preacher Curl: 90x8, 90x4+2
Dum Inc Curl: 40x6, 40x4+2

Weight: 206

-Considering how I felt at the beginning of the week I felt great today! Was able to push myself real hard. I need to oil up my smith machine and my cable system, I think the drag from them is becoming enough to effect my workout. That would take some effort though! Awe screw it, I'll do it later!(my typical procrastinating ass answer :) )

08-04-2003, 05:18 AM
Pics = :thumbup:

You are constantly doing your thing and it is showing man! - Glad you put the pics on the board, they are very good ...

08-04-2003, 07:49 AM
Originally posted by Bruteman
Calves are a b*tch! I might have to become a "calf jockey" for a while sometime soon! :eek:

I am adding some shrugs to the program soon to correct the trap problem HY.

-Considering how I felt at the beginning of the week I felt great today! Was able to push myself real hard. I need to oil up my smith machine and my cable system, I think the drag from them is becoming enough to effect my workout. That would take some effort though! Awe screw it, I'll do it later!(my typical procrastinating ass answer :) )

I think HomeYield has the answer to making the calfs grow....I gave it a try and I could feel it all weekend.......BIG weights & drop sets....beat them up and they have no choice but to grow!:evillaugh

I am somewhat of a shrug jockey so I would recommend you implement shrugs into your workout program always!

LMFAO Oil up the machines? You may find out you're working with 30% added resistance! Nice workout!

08-04-2003, 08:56 AM
hey bruteman, nice pics bro'

There is a toughman comp here soon, I heard it advertised yesterday. I'm jealous, if I didnt have a bad knee (yeaH, I know - I'm whining now, but DAMN my bad knee LOL), I would definitely be in there. When are you going to fight again?

08-04-2003, 09:06 AM

Been reading for a while, decided I will finally post. Your pics look good bro, keep up the hard work.

08-04-2003, 11:21 AM
CoCoa: Thank you, thank you very much!(My best Latka impersonation)

Wikked1: Haven't decided how I'm gonna destroy my calves yet, but that is an option I'm considering...Don't laugh at the amount of weight I'll use on shrugs to start, well at least don't laugh too hard. :) ...I did oil my machine today and it made a huge difference on the bent cable lat. Go figure! :p

Kenn: I'm thinking I'll compete in Nov., if I compete again. I'm starting to have dreams of bodybuilding again. There is a lot less pain involved in BBlding. :)

JustinF: Thanks for stopping in and for the props!

Back, Delts & Forearms:

Pullup: +10x8, +10x5+2
Bent Row: 150x8, 150x8
Dead Lift: 275x1, 295x1, 315x1, 330xMiss I'm no powerlifter but I was happy with 315. That's more than I've ever done before. :)

Clean & Press: 140x8, 140x5+2
Sit Side Laterals: 20x10, 20x6+2
Bent Cable Lateral: 15x10, 15x10 Wow, oil the machine and all of a sudden you can get all your reps! :bang:

False Reverse Grip Curl ss/w Stand Wrist Curl: 70x10/10, 70x10/10

-Good workout. Liked the feeling of adding weight to pullups. I forgot how much clean&presses bust your balls! I was huffing and puffing like crazy after those! I was suprised they didn't hurt my shoulder more. I think since it's more of a push press the momentum gets me past the bottom part of the movement and that is where I feel the most pain. I know, I know I should let my shoulder heel! I don't do a lift if it agravates it at all, don't worry.

08-04-2003, 09:41 PM
>>oil the machine<<

LOL, lubricant DOES help reduce friction

Nice workout bro', 315 on a dead is a sweet lift. I remember when I lifted 135 thinking THAT was heavy, its all about them little steps. So were you particularly motivated that day or what?

I have never done clean and press, or clean and anything for that matter LOL, I was always curious about that particular lift but no one ever does that where I lift, and I dont want to do them if I can see them done in person or get advice on a proper lift for those. One day someone is gonna walk in my gym and do those, and I am gonna be all there asking them to hopefully show me how to do them.

08-04-2003, 10:09 PM
I decided a few weeks ago I would max out this week. Just to see where I'm at now. Squats and bench are going to be a little trickier though. I workout alone at home, so I might have to break down and go to the gym this week so I can have a spotter. I have spotter arms on my bench, but they just don't feel as safe as a real person. I guess it'll depend on how brave I'm feeling if i max at home or not.

08-05-2003, 06:59 AM
yeah, knowing you got a good spotter can help you lift big. Even if they dont touch the bar, lmnowing they will give a good spot can give you the edge and take away some of the fear in getting stuck to break a barrier - the mind connection and all that.

can you get a friend over for that day just to give a quick spot if your working out at home?

08-05-2003, 07:04 AM
Good luck with your maxes this week.....prolly was a good idea to oil up the machines you've polly been busting A$$ with all that added resistance (not that it's a bad thing) and don't realize how strong you have really become!

08-05-2003, 10:22 AM
Kenn: I'm thinking about asking my neighbor to spot me. Only thing is he usually sleeps in the morning, he works midnights. Ahh, who cares! I'll go wake his ass up! Everytime I step outside he's like, "hey, can you help me for a minute!" This way I can bust his balls a little. :D

Wikked1: I could tell the difference right away. Just while I was working the machine to get it all lubed up it was noticably easier!

Same ol', same ol' today. 9rounds, starting to be able to stay a lot looser when throwing punches. That translates to faster punches and harder punches :D . Yeah for me, to bad for my opponents!

Bam Bam
08-05-2003, 10:35 AM
starting to feel like the guys facing you are in for some trouble huh? nice feeling isnt it:D

08-05-2003, 10:40 AM
Faster and harder punching Bruteman = Danger! ;) Them boys better prepare...

08-05-2003, 12:13 PM
Bam Bam: It's the best my man!

CoCoa: Damn straight they better prepare!

08-06-2003, 10:59 AM

Squat: 250x1, 270x1, 290x1, 300x1
Lunge: 170x8, 170x8
Leg Ext: 195x8, 195x8

Leg Curl: 120x8, 120x8
Stand 1 Leg Curl: 55x8, 55x5+2

Stand Calves: 285x10, 285x10
Donkey Calf: 70x10, 70x10

-Another good day :) . On squats I think I could do another 5 pounds, but being by myself I didn't think it was worth the risk of finding out exactly what my max is. I think it would have actually counted at a meet too! That supprised the hell out of me! I've done this much before, but no where near as deep as I go now!

08-06-2003, 11:11 AM
Nice Squats Bruteman, We'll be talking about those calfs pretty soon!

08-06-2003, 11:19 AM
Nice job bro. Keep it up.

08-06-2003, 12:07 PM
Good leg day Bman - showing more of your strengths! - :)

08-07-2003, 07:49 AM
Thanks for the compliments guys! Wikked1...the only thing we'll be saying about my calves is how sore they are(hopefully). That is if I ever decide on how I want to destroy them!

08-07-2003, 07:56 AM
I've been thinking about this calf thing...it's time to become a calf jockey....and create a "pain" index for leg day :evillaugh

08-07-2003, 10:27 AM
Here I go again. 9 rounds, still feeling fast and furious, I LIKE IT!

I like the pain index idea. It can rate DOMS the day after. It can very from "a dull pain" to "need our walking cane" and what ever we can think of inbetween. What do ya think?

08-08-2003, 10:56 AM
Chest, Tris & Bis:

Bench: 245x1, 265x1, 295x1, 310xmiss These were done better than a touch-n-go but not a pause. More like a slow touch-n-go.
Flat DB Press: 75x8, 75x8
Peck Deck: 90x8, 90x8 I zipped right threw these reps. Makes me feel dumber and dumber for not oiling my machine sooner.

Rope Pressdown: 70x8, 70x8 And Dumber!
Lying DB Ext: 30x8, 30x8

Bar Curl: 95x8, 95x6+2
Spider Curls: 30x6, 30x4+2

Weight: 205

-I'm extremely happy with my max results this week! My bench form has improved just as much as my squat. I used to bounce the bar like a basketball for max outs. Now I actually control it!

Does anyone else find it weird to see the numbers they lift beside their name? I do. I used to look in awe at the guys that lift as much as I do now. Now I'm one of them! It's just sort of...I don't know...can't think of a good word to describe it, so I'll go now.

See ya'!

08-08-2003, 11:08 AM
Yeah LEG DAY PAIN INDEX or LDPI for short I like it!
NICE BENCH WORK Dude. You are "ELATED"? Dude you better up your weights and keep an machine oiling journal. Once a month whether it needs it or NOT! :D
LDPI #3 It only hurts when I have to use the can:evillaugh

08-08-2003, 01:43 PM
Leg Day Pain Index, I love it! How many levels should we have? How about 7, everyone ranks stuff 1-10, can't be like the norm! Besides, I don't know if we can come up with 10 dumbass descriptions of leg pain. :p

I think I'll start oiling it every 6 weeks. I record 2 weeks of w/o's on 1 page in my training log, so I can just put "oil machine" on every 3rd page to remind me.

I guess I was just trying to say that I don't see myself as one of those guys. I still see myself as the guy looking up to them and wanting to be like them.

08-08-2003, 02:04 PM
Originally posted by Bruteman
Does anyone else find it weird to see the numbers they lift beside their name? I do. I used to look in awe at the guys that lift as much as I do now. Now I'm one of them! It's just sort of...I don't know...can't think of a good word to describe it, so I'll go now.

Your weights have started creeping up there. I don't tend to look at some of the weights in awe but more like goals.

When I first started lifting, I was workingout with my dad. My goal was just be able to do his warm upset as my working set. Just makes you lift harder and it pays off.

And oil that machine will ya?! :D

08-09-2003, 08:25 AM
Nice benching Man, you are really getting strong - ;)

08-09-2003, 12:39 PM
Yeah 1-7 Scale LDPI sounds cool to me....I did legs today....I should have some DOMS by Monday! :D
Yeah I think it's awesome when you start realizing some of the goals you set are being acheived......it's awesome! Nice benching Bro!

08-10-2003, 12:22 PM
HomeYield: I look at the weights as goals now, but I haven't always. When I first started lifting I wasn't exactly the most confident guy in the world, so I did look at them in awe, never thinking I would get there. Now I'm almost to the point where I'm almost cocky and think I can do everything! Ah the journey of life!

King Sized CoCoa: Don't know if I consider myself "strong" yet, but I'm trying.

Wikked1: Leg DOMS, :drooling: .

Thanks to every one for the props on my maxes and I will oil my machine more. :)

I kinda liked the feeling of moving heavy weight this week. Don't be suprised if I change my routine to a powerlifting routine for a while in the near future.

That is all! Good Day!

08-11-2003, 10:58 AM
Back, Delts & Forearms:

Shrug ss/w Dum Pullover: 185/30x10/10, 185/30x10/10 Pullovers were light cause they hurt my shoulder.
V-Bar Pulldown: 150x8, 150x8
Cable Row: 150x8, 150x8

Sit Dum Press: 65x8, 65x2+1 Most of my energy for these is spent trying to get the DB's in place.
Sit Bent Laterals: 30x10, 30x7+2
Side Cable Lateral: 15x10, 15x10

Dum Wrist Curl ss/w Sup Pro: 50/10x10/10, 50/10x6+2/3+2 Left arm only. Right is a lot better, but thought I should give it a little longer to make sure.

-Good day. Don't know how you guys shrug so much, it was all I could do to do 185 with good form. I will catch up to you though! I'll be damned if I'll let you punks do better than me :D ! j/k.

Have a stupendous day! (I've been watching way too much Barney :) )

08-11-2003, 11:23 AM
LMFAO Bruteman dude the kids got you watching Barney? Now you should know Barney ain't gonna help ya with those shrugs...well worst thing I had for the kids was the Care Bears....and the Thunder Cats.....but you know what? It's great blackmail material (when the kids get older!)
Nice session just the same....Yeah AND.....that first rep on those seated db presses IS a BIOTCH! If not for that 3 more reps easy!!!
SHRUGS are one of those exercises once you start you will progress quickly. Couple weeks and you'll be right there.

08-12-2003, 10:50 AM
Wikked1: Luckily she doesn't watch Barney too much. Mostly Sasame Street, Dora, Blues Clues and Sponge Bob. Oh wait! I'm the one who watches Sponge Bob :p !
I'll be trying my hardest to catch up to you guys on the shrugs. For the DB press I'm thinking of doing them standing. That way I can Clean them into place and not waste energy holding them while I sit down. We'll see.

9 rounds. My back and delts were really sore today! The speed bag was moving a little slow cause of that. I actually had sore traps to. Damn you guys talking me into doing shrugs! ;) Lets see...anything else I can b*tch about? Nope, ok see ya'll later!

08-12-2003, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by Bruteman
Lets see...anything else I can b*tch about? Nope, ok see ya'll later!

LOL, I'm sure you can find something

Nice session bro. The shrugs will come up, just go as heavy as you can, you'll progress quickly.

08-12-2003, 11:34 AM
*hobbles into journal* *looks around* *dances the jig cause the hammies are fine* LMFAO..:evillaugh...
Sponge Bob is alright TV man....I'll even admit to that! Nickelodeon was a god send when we finally got cable out in the sticks! :) No one else notices sore traps dude....everyone notices sore legs though.....you can keep the cane until next time! :)

08-12-2003, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by JustinF

LOL, I'm sure you can find something

JustiF: OK, I can't afford my supplements or gym membership either! AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH! You're right I can find something. :D

Wikked1: I might be needing that cane thursday. I've got some SLDL's slated for weds.

08-13-2003, 10:00 AM

BB Hack Squat: 235x8, 235x8
Front Squat: 145x8, 145x8
1 Leg Ext: 115x8, 115x8

SLDL: 220x8, 220x8 The last 2 reps probably shouldn't count. I was loosing my grip(damn this humidity) and hurried them.
1 Leg Curl: 55x8, 55x3+2 Lost 2 reps this time! Don't know if it was cause I wasn't feeling great today or cause of the heavier sldl's.

Donkey Calves: 245x10, 245x10
Stand Calf: 40x10, 40x9+2

-Didn't have any intensity today. Still got better, cept for leg curl, I just didn't have the focus I usually have.

Tidbit O' Info:

I think I've figured out a powerlifting routine for myself. I'll start next week and try it for 12 weeks to see if I like it.

08-13-2003, 10:04 AM
What's the powerlifting routine you're looking at?

Leg day looked good and I would say the leg curls were feeling the effects of the SLDL's. A loss of two isn't too bad when something else is increased. I wouldn't worry about it.

08-13-2003, 10:28 AM
Good leg work man, especially them hack squats - props on them deadlifts too... - :)

Look forward on seeing the new routine, I am wondering what the Bruteman is brewing, lol...;)

08-13-2003, 10:47 AM
nice sessions bruteman! I been meaning to check in sooner but damit been busy, really good numbers on your lifts! I can tell your really pushing yourself here......nice squating too!

08-13-2003, 11:53 AM
Bruteman that's a nice looking leg day you got there........make sure you give us a nice LDPI when you start feeling it LMFAO:evillaugh
Those deads still look good to me......hope your hammies feel it all day tomorrow (that's really a good thing) wish someone else DOMS after leg day is like break a leg for actors! (Yeah these things I make them up as I go)!
How do you like doing the front squats? I've never done them myself and was curious what you think?
I agree w/HomeY SLDL affected the curls!

08-13-2003, 05:15 PM
CoCoa: Thanks! BB hacks are one of my favorite leg moves. I can do them with decent weight and it doesn't hurt my back at all.

Hopefully i'm brewing a little more power. ;)

Kenn: I thought you were starting to neglect me :cry: . j/k Thanks for the compliments!

Wikked1: The LDPI is about #1 and it's only been 8hrs since my workout! Tomorrow could be interesting :) . Once I found a way to keep the bar in place(I use the arms crossed in front of me style) I started to like front squats. I can go reeeeeaaaal deep on them. They really help me out on the bottom part of my regular squats(coming out of the hole is my weakest part). They also seem to hit my quads more than regular squats, also easier on the back(always a nice bonus!).

TO ALL: I guess it is official. The sldl's affected the curl's. If you guy's are willing to buy it it sounds like a good excuse to me :p .

08-14-2003, 07:06 AM
Just stopping in to say hello to you bro, and I sure as hell better not be neglecting my Ohio bro, lol - :D

08-14-2003, 10:34 AM
King Size CoCoa: Hello! Stop in anytime and even :spam: the hell out of my journal if you want.

9 rounds. No energy today, of course it was hot and humid already by 11o'clock. that might have zapped some of my energy.

The LDPI is #2. Just kinda tight everywhere with a little soreness in the hammies.

08-15-2003, 10:44 AM
Chest, Tri's & Bi's:

Inc Press: 165x8, 165x8 Tried these without the smith this time just to see.
Dum Inc Press: 75x6, 75x4+2 I lost a rep on the 1st set, but gained 1 on the 2nd. I guess that means i stayed the same. *shrugs*
Inc Flies: 55x6, 55x0 Pathetic! I guess not using the smith for inclines did make a difference!

Dips: +45x8, +45x8
Inc Cable Ext: 70x8, 70x8

EZ Preacher Curl: 90x8, 90x8
Dum Inc Curl: 40x6, 40x5+2

Weight: 206

-Just a day. Was kinda dissapointed with it until i realized tri's and bi's got better. My chest w/o was just crappy! Can't have a great day every day.

Well that's it! Starting next week it's Bruteman the newbie powerlifter! After 12yrs of BBlding I thought it was time to try something a little different. Besides, it is a little more applicable to my boxing career(if you want to call it that) than BBlding.

Later gators!

08-15-2003, 11:01 AM
Workout looked SOLID to me DUDE! Power Lifting huh? This should be geared more towards your BRUTEMAN "personna".
No mention of the eletrical mess did you get spared the pain?
DIPS looking real good I can't wait to see your new routine.

08-15-2003, 11:15 AM
The session was hardly anything to complain about - :p

I look forward to this new Plifting type shxx... - bring it bro - :D

08-15-2003, 01:02 PM
Wikked1: Yes I did get spared the pain of a blackout. Sounds like I'm one of the lucky few though :p . LOL at Bruteman "personna". Yeah, I guess I'm trying to put the "Brute" back in Bruteman.

CoCoa: Thanks dude! And I'll bring it best I can.

Basic layout of new routine:


Mon: Squat-speed day
Weds: Bench-speed day
Fri: Dead-speed day


Mon: Squat-Max Effort day or Medium day
Weds: Bench-ME day
Fri: Dead-Medium day or ME day

I'll do 3 assistance lifts each day and weighted abb work every other w/o. For the big 3 sets and reps will be 5x5, for assistance 2x8-10. On week 2 if I do ME squat I'll do Medium Dead then next time switch them.

08-15-2003, 09:29 PM
Good luck with the new split bro, I think it will suit you good. That's hardly a session to complain about BTW, looks good from my view!!

08-16-2003, 10:12 AM
JustinF: Now that i look back on it, it wasn't that bad a session. Everything is a little sore today so the w/o must have done its job. Thanks!

Tidbit O' Info:

Today is my 6yr wedding anniversary! WooHoo for me! I consider this a great feat, since most people my age seem to have 2 failed marriages and 6 kids. I constantly run into people from work and they introduce me to their girlfriend and their kids. And this person will be married! No wonder kids are messed up nowadays!

08-16-2003, 06:20 PM
Congratulation on your wedding anniversary! Not everybody can do it, you and your wife are lucky but I am sure you had to work for it too...Best wishes for more years together man! - :)

08-17-2003, 10:24 AM
Today is my 6yr wedding anniversary! WooHoo for me! I consider this a great feat, since most people my age seem to have 2 failed marriages and 6 kids. I constantly run into people from work and they introduce me to their girlfriend and their kids. And this person will be married! No wonder kids are messed up nowadays!
AWESOME dude!! I congratulate you an dthe Mrs. I hope you enjoyed a decent celebration!!!! And thanks for the exercise name dude!!!

08-18-2003, 05:40 AM
Congrats on the wedding anniversary bro!! Good to see that stuff!!

08-18-2003, 10:09 AM
CoCoa, Wikked1 & JustinF: Thanks for the congrat's guys. I did have a nice little "date" with the Mrs.

Squat-speed day:

Squat: 180x5x5 I'm about as explosive as a wet bang snap.
BB Hack Squat: 230x8, 230x8

SLDL: 215x8, 215x8

Stand Calves: 280x10, 280x10

-Good day. You may notice I lowered my weights a little. I'm going to try a "wave" thing with my assistance lifts. I'll keep trying to improve on them for 6 weeks, then drop them 10lbs and start over. Hopefully at the end of each wave I'll be a little stronger. Does that make sense?

Peace Out!

08-18-2003, 01:44 PM
I'm about as explosive as a wet bang snap I'm afraid to ask what the hell it is....is this another excerpt from Spousal Abuse 101? :eek:
The wave concept sounds like a good theory.....will check back and see how it works out for you. Oh an update on LDPI as I crawl out from behind my desk......ever feel like someone disconnected your calves at the knees gave them 2 full twists and then reattached them......eeewww it's SO GOOD!

08-18-2003, 01:57 PM
Come on, you don't remember bang snaps. They were these little white pieces of paper with gun powder or something in them. You throw them on the ground and they make a little crack sound, about as loud as a cap gun would.

08-19-2003, 04:28 AM
LOL, I remember those things, I don't think we called them that though. Looks like a good leg day bro!

08-19-2003, 07:02 AM
them bang snaps were cool back in the day...hell the ones you get now dont do anything, your lucky if you get ANY kind of snap out of the suckas. I remember when they was able to explode and have quite the spark jump out of them. too many people got injured when they first came out so they put less powder in them now.....:(

08-19-2003, 07:10 AM
Come on, you don't remember bang snaps. Must've been before my time? LMFAO YEAH RIGHT now I got it....I forget what we used to call them damn things here!!! Now I understand what you were saying .....a little translation error is all.:redface: :rolleyes:

08-19-2003, 07:11 AM
Nice leg work man, that is good work on them hack squats...

08-19-2003, 02:12 PM
JustinF: Thanks! I don't know what they were actually called either. i just remember calling them that as a kid.

Kenn: The only time I even see them anymore is at flea markets and stuff. Doesn't everything seem better "back in the day"? Makes you wonder if maybe its just your memory getting worse "now in the day" :p .

Wikked1: BEFORE YOUR TIME :swear: ! I'm gonna get you for that one my friend! Oh wait, I already have, you'll be busting your brain all day trying to remember what you used to call them :evillaugh !

CoCoa: Thank you O' Mighty Chocolate One!

12 rounds. Finally able to hit the heavy bag again! That's a good and bad thing. It means I can go 3 more rounds(BAD), and i get to hit something(GOOD, especially for stress management).

Tidbit O' Info:

Heard I might not get called back until December. So I had to get off my lazy ass and go job hunting today. Forgot how fun( read: sarcasim) that was.

08-19-2003, 02:33 PM
Brute, for your speed squats, just a suggestion to take or leave, would be to drop the number of reps and increase the number of sets.

It's hard to be explosive when you do 5 reps. I do 3 and probably at most 4, but really after 3 reps it's hard to keep the speed up. So if you aren't achieving what you set out to do, you could probably do it better buy doing 3 reps of 6-8 sets instead, with a short 30-45 second break in between.

Just a thought anyway.

08-19-2003, 06:47 PM
ElPietro: Thanks! I am going to try that after a while. I was going to give this 5x5 thing a try(got it from www.olympus.net/personal/cablebar if you are interested) for about 6 weeks then go to a westside type set and rep, which I think is 8sets of 3 for speed days. I wanted to give each one a fair shake and see wich one I like better.

Whenever you feel the need, throw out more suggestions. I'm new at this whole powerlifting thing, so I need all the help I can get.

08-20-2003, 03:00 AM
You don't wanna listen to ElP, he gives suggestions for the sole purpose of sabatoging your gains!! :p


08-20-2003, 09:54 AM
Bench-speed day:

Bench: 175x5x5 These were better than the squats, but explosiveness is deffinitly something I need to work on.
Dec Press: 215x8, 215x7

BTN Military: 110x8, 110x6

Close Grip Bench: 145x8, 145x8

-Another good day. I've been avoiding behind the neck press' cause they say they are harder on your shoulder joint. Thought I'd try them anyways, find out they don't hurt my shoulder like regular press'. Go figure!

JustinF and ElP: You guys keep your rough housing out of my journal tuttut . j/k You guys are more than welcome to bust each others chops in here.

08-20-2003, 11:16 AM
Another good day. I've been avoiding behind the neck press' cause they say they are harder on your shoulder joint. Thought I'd try them anyways, find out they don't hurt my shoulder like regular press'. Go figure!
Nice workout Bruteman...."speed day" that has a good ring to it...."you're going eat lightning and crap Thunder" (I always loved that line from Rocky 2 (I think)......speed....speed....speed....

08-21-2003, 09:25 AM
Wikked1: I like that line too. I was actually thinking of puting it in my sig at one point. It says speed day, but if you saw my performance you would wonder what was fast about it :p .

Ok, bad news first. My shoulder is obviously not cooperating with me trying to work around it. I think I'm going to take complete time off from using it at all.

Good news. I think I might still do Leg w/o's. Won't be doing anything that requires me to hold and pull weight though ex. BB Hacks, SLDL:cry: , Front Squats. I think I'll do :
Squats, Lunges, Leg Ext, Leg Curls, Donkey Calves and Stand Calf. I'm thinking I can do that on Mon. and Thurs., and do some cardio(no boxing either, to hard on the shoulder :cry: ) on Tues. and Fri.

So what do ya'll think? Does that w/o schedule seem ok or should I just do cardio and forget about lifting for a while?

08-21-2003, 10:46 AM
Whatever you do is sure to work to your benefit man, it sure is smart to work around a situation or problem...

Here is to you, the Brutal One

08-21-2003, 01:33 PM
Yeah ....hey maybe a week off completely would help but if you can work around it go for it! Sucks about the shoulder Bruteman......good reason to hound the wife for some back rubbing before bed though!! :D

08-26-2003, 09:37 AM
DUDE we can't be having any of this......mired back in page 3 of the journal section sheesh! a little bump action to keep you outta' the twilight zone!

08-26-2003, 09:38 AM
So how is the shouder? Getting any better?

08-27-2003, 07:19 AM
Wikked1: Thanks! I was starting to see some strange things back there gremlins, a young William Shantner...*shivers in fright*

HomeYield: It doesn't seem like it's getting any better. Once I get some insurance again I might be making a trip to the doctor(if it is still hurting). Of course I started a new job this week, and being the strapping young lad I am I always get the fun jobs :rolleyes: . So now my shoulder isn't getting as much rest.

You might have noticed I decided not to lift with my legs. That's cause i know how I am. First it's my legs, then I convince myself it's ok to lift with bi's, then tri's, and so on and so on, until I've got a full routine again. Can't heal that way. So I just took the time completely off.

08-27-2003, 08:03 AM
Too much late night TV for you dude......best be getting your rest!
Glad to here about the work situation......is this a hold you over thing or more of a permanent place of employment??

08-27-2003, 08:07 AM
Get to the legs man, j/k - you know best (I hope - :D )

...hope you are not off for too long bro

08-27-2003, 08:35 AM
Wikked1: It's a hold me over thing. They are way to uptight and they work way to fast for me here. You can only go to the bathroom on breaks(guess I'll have to cut back on the water a little) and you have to keep up with the machines no matter what. At my other job it was real laid back, if you were tired you just go a little slower or take an extra 4 bathroom breaks :D . Everyone at the new job seems to actually care and worry about what they are doing. That's not me. I could care less about the crap ass manual labor jobs I get. I just show up do my job and get paid. The only reason I do them is cause I never finished college and I have to take care of my family. Ok, I'm done ranting :) . Unless you really want to hear more :p .

CoCoa: I hope I'm not off for to long either. After 2 weeks I'll see how I feel. Basically I can do everything but overhead pressing. I can still do lateral raises, so I might just stick with them If It doesn't get better.

08-29-2003, 07:53 AM
Just letting you know I'm still around. Just not posting as much.

08-29-2003, 08:37 AM
Hope that shoulder is getting better dude.....I hear you on the job bro...you gotta do what you gotta do in order to pay the bills.

08-29-2003, 08:44 AM
Knowing you are around make things cool bro...keep your head in the game!- :)

08-29-2003, 08:44 AM
Rant away bro!! :D

08-29-2003, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by JustinF
Rant away bro!! :D


First...SOB's...Muther F*ckin'...GD @ssholes! Then to top it all off...c*ck sucking...b@st@rds...can you believe that!? :evillaugh

08-29-2003, 12:08 PM
Feel better? :D

08-29-2003, 12:13 PM
Wikked1: Yeah, gotta do it. Why does it have to be so hard though? I know, I know, get my @ss back to school so I can get a real job or quit my b*tchin'.

CoCoa: I'm trying to keep my head in the game, but they keep changing the d@mn rules! ;)

08-29-2003, 04:33 PM
hey bro' havent had much time to post myself, just noticed you got something wrong with your shoulder? that sucks, I dont like taking time off myself as I got maybe another week before getting back into it myself. I know 3 weeks aint that long but when something is such a big part of your life you miss it.......

In your case, I dont know. I would probably just focus on legs and save the upper body for a week or so. Give it some time to heal.....hope it gets better for you quick tho'!

08-30-2003, 12:50 PM
Hey man. I was at the fair the first night and got some chicks number there. But I dont know if Im going to take the gym chick there. If she'll go then I will. But its always with her freakin friends. I need to get her alone. I mean she was over my house once for a Browns game. I need her alone and drunk. Thats key! :hump: I think she wants me but isnt too sure of it yet. Nothing my friend Jack Daniels cant fix..........:evil:

09-02-2003, 01:54 PM
Bruteman yeah that is about the only way to go.....back to school unless you have a darned good trade or education already...get back in there bro....take some night classes or even on line stuff if you have to. Hope the holiday was a good one for you!

09-02-2003, 04:39 PM
Kenn: I hear ya on time off! After only 4 days I start getting the heebie-jeebies and want to start lifting again! My shoulder is starting to feel better finally. Hopefully 2 weeks will be enough time off.

clvmike19: Jack seems to help a lot of people do things they can't do on there own. Of course that is not always a good thing :p !

Wikked1: Once I get settled at a job(yeah, I've got another one already. I go threw jobs like protien shakes when I'm laid-off :p ) I'll look into the local college course offerings. The weekend was good BTW.

09-03-2003, 07:27 AM
Glad to hear the shoulder is getting back to normal...missed you bro! - :)

09-04-2003, 07:12 PM
Hey CoCoa! What's up? Yeah, the shoulder is getting better. I can still feel a little pain in it, so it looks like I'll be taking one more week off. It's driving me nuts not being able to lift, but I realize it is better to take time off now and let it heal right. Don't want to end up with a chronic problem.

Sorry I haven't been posting guys. My new job has me on this crapy shift until I get trained, so I don't have as much time. They've got me working 8am to 5pm, it sucks! I've got a little time in the morning to read your journals and what not, then after work it's so late I just spend time with my girls. Once I get on a regular shift and start lifting again I'll be posting more.

Lator Gators!

09-09-2003, 11:49 AM
*BUMP* where you hiding out bro? Damn jobs keeping you busy? Hope not man. Hope all is well and good. Heal up the shoulder!

09-09-2003, 07:31 PM
Hey Wikked1! Thanks for the bump! The shoulder is getting better, should be able to start lifting next week(I hope). The job is keeping me busy. They put me on their 12noon to 9pm shift, which is bad enough, now they want me to come in at 10! So I'll be there for 11hours plus it takes 40min to get there, sleep for 7hours, that leaves me with a whopping 4hrs and 40min to lift and do the family stuff! Yippee! D@mn I hope I get called back soon!

Peace Out!

09-10-2003, 08:00 PM
uhm......that sucks!

09-11-2003, 03:09 AM
Sounds like a tough schedule bro. Looking forward to seeing the sessions next week. Hope your shoulder had a full recovery.

09-11-2003, 05:29 AM
:hello: Hi Bro...you will get to everything like you want soon enough.

09-11-2003, 08:30 AM
Those hours SUCK! But think about all the groceries you can put in the fridge! (I see a nice well timed bulk in your futrue) :D
Hope it all returns back to "normal" for you soon dude!

09-12-2003, 05:08 AM
Kenn: Tell me about it!

JustinF: It's not so much tough as just me getting used to scheduling around it. Maybe I should try your method of not getting enough sleep so I can have more free time :p .

CoCoa: I know. I think I'm just getting impatient and edgy cause I can't lift yet and I'm learning a new job. Thanks for the support!

Wikked1: I was thinking the same thing! If I'm gonna work all these hours I should be able to get some protien at least, maybe some creatine to. Maybe if I gain some weight those big guys in the ring won't seem so big :p .

Tidbit O' Info:

My shoulder is still a little sore, so no upper body lifting yet. I will start training legs next week though, maybe some cardio too.

09-13-2003, 03:05 AM
Originally posted by Bruteman

JustinF: It's not so much tough as just me getting used to scheduling around it. Maybe I should try your method of not getting enough sleep so I can have more free time :p .

LMAO. Maybe not the best method, but it works!! :p

09-15-2003, 06:32 AM

Squat: 215x8, 215x8
Lunge: 155x8, 155x8
Leg Ext: 180x8, 180x8

Leg Curl: 105x8, 105x4+2
Stand Leg Curl: 40x8, 40x8

Stand Calves: 270x10, 270x8+2
Donkey Calf: 55x10, 55x10

-This was killer! I hate starting over after a layoff. Was happy with my performance all things considered.

09-15-2003, 06:35 AM
I agree bro, good work indeed after taking the break from training - glad you are back at it!

09-15-2003, 06:35 AM
Good to see ya back at it bro!! :thumbup:

09-15-2003, 07:48 AM
Welcome back dude.....not a bad session at all !!! After the long lay off.....just consider it strategic deconditioning! ;)

09-15-2003, 08:11 AM
Thanks guys! It was great being able to start lifting again. Although tomorrow I might not think that as I limp out of bed with "starting over" DOMS.

09-15-2003, 08:02 PM
LOL, you'll love it. Don't lie to yourself. ;) Glad to see you back at it. Good luck getting the schedule to workout. Its tough but really freaking rewarding when you can pull it all off!

09-16-2003, 06:33 AM
Originally posted by HomeYield
LOL, you'll love it. Don't lie to yourself. ;) Glad to see you back at it. Good luck getting the schedule to workout. Its tough but really freaking rewarding when you can pull it all off!


09-16-2003, 07:52 AM
I expect to see an LDPI on the upper side of 5 this time :evillaugh......fedEx'd the walking cane just in case you need it! :D

09-16-2003, 01:06 PM
yeah...get back n the gym bro' sooner you get back the sooner you can get the startup DOMS done and over with!!

09-17-2003, 06:16 AM
Just sending a little something your way even though I know you've been having less sessions bro - :)

..keep it strong my friend to kick ass in the land - :D

09-17-2003, 08:26 AM
HomeYield: You're right. I will love it :D !

JustinF: Howdy! I get an hour lunch break, so I'm gonna see if there is a local gym I can go to then. I'll start pulling a CoCoa and w/o on my lunch break. Now if I could just progress like him :p !

Wikked1: LDPI was a 6! The cane got here just in time! It felt like I was walking like a cowboy all day.

Kenn: How I love startover DOMS, :drooling: .

CoCoa: You are always there for support. Thank you my man!

-20min on bike. Real easy just to get back into it, and cause my legs still hurt like hell!

09-17-2003, 09:49 AM
A 6? now you're talking dude....embrace the DOMS they are your evil friends! :evillaugh

09-18-2003, 03:35 AM
Hey Brute, ya done with that cane? I can really use that thing today. Homeyield and his ****ing lunges! :swear:

09-18-2003, 07:24 AM
Wikked1: DOMS :swear: ! Don't ya' just love 'um :D !

JustinF: Did you get good use of that cane :evillaugh ?


BB Hack Squats: 220x8, 220x8
Front Squat: 130x8, 130x8
1 Leg Ext: 100x8, 100x8

SLDL: 205x8, 205x8
1 Leg Curl: 40x8, 40x8

Donkey Calves: 230x10, 230x10
Stand Calf: 25x10, 25x10

-Again, happy with my performance. Hammies were a little sore from Mon still, but the SLDL's seemed to give them the medicine they needed :D . Delt is still a little sore so I'll do these workouts again next week then start a regular schedule the following week. Even if the shoulder isn't heeled I'll have to start cause my next comp is in January and I need to start getting ready.

Have a good one everybody!

09-18-2003, 07:30 AM
HACK squats with leg doms? you are a glutton for punishment! it's an admirable trait! Looks like a damn good day for someone who's probably still gimping around a little bit :D

09-18-2003, 10:54 AM
Nice leg day bro, you are starting to gain momentum and that is very good! - :thumbup:

09-19-2003, 06:26 AM
Wikked1: Glutton for punishment...yeah that's me :D . I was suprised myself about the w/o. I figured the soreness would affect it more than it did.

CoCoa: I'm trying dude. This is going to be harder than usual to get a regular schedule gong. I might try your workout schedule if I can't find the time to do mine.

-Bike 20min, felt better this time. Went a little harder and also did a little abb work.

09-22-2003, 07:21 AM

Squat: 220x8, 220x8
Lunge: 160x8, 160x8
Leg Ext: 185x8, 185x8

Leg Curl: 105x8, 105x8
Stand Leg Curl: 45x8, 45x8

Stand Calves: 270x10, 270x10
Donkey Calf: 60x10, 60x10

-Things are still going well. Hopefully the DOMS won't be quite as bad this week.

Tidbit O' Info:

The shoulder might actually be ready to go next week! It doesn't hurt today, WOOHOO! My next comp is Jan 16 and 17 which gives me plenty of time to get ready. Now I have a question for you guys, I've been fighting heavyweight but was thinking of dropping to 184 to fight as a light heavy(those big guys hit d@mn hard). Do you think it is worth the effort to drop weight? My worry is I'll lose to much strength and possibly lose energy.

Lator Gators!

09-22-2003, 08:15 AM
Yeah you still got plenty of time to train .....that's a good thing! About the weight thing bro....depends on how you feel about it......is hitting power your thing or speed? Personally I'd get in the lightest class I could myself.....but that's on you where is your forte speed or power?

09-22-2003, 12:33 PM
I dont know about dropping weight. Its true what you said about those big buys hitting hard bro' but you you got to also think about how the light heavy guys work. Those guys probably gained weight to get there, gaining power and losing some speed: albeit they are proably very fast already. You will be losing weight to get there, losing some power and gaining speed.

I think if you keep your diet on track, and focus on speed you can drop the weight and have an advantage. Your power base will be stronger than those gaining power, and although they might be faster, you will be hitting harder.

By focusing on speed, you can bring that up to a higher level with minimal loss to power. Also, if you dont drop enough weight to compete at light heavy, by focusing on speed for the next three months you will have gained a speed advantage (allowing you to get out of the way of those hard hits) in your current class with minimal loss of power.

This is my idea for you = twice a week
What I would do is find someone very fast, someone who is half your weight. Then get in the ring with them and tell them to hit you as fast and furious as possible. You dont hit them All you want to do is avoid getting hit.

By training eye to judge these faster throws and teaching your body to dodge those throws, you will develop a different type of speed. At first you will probably get hit a lot, but eventually you will get faster. Then when your in the ring with bigger guys, those same throws will look like slow motion, allowing you to counter and use speed to get your own hit in there.

I trained this way for sword fighting and it gave me a speed advantage over a lot of the bigger guys.

09-22-2003, 04:27 PM

actually, I am not sure sparring with someone lighter and faster would work like it did for my swordfighting, we were in armor for that and had shields and stuff. But maybe the principle can still hold true for fisticuffs.

In anycase, you got my vote to lose the weight and focus on speed.

09-23-2003, 05:07 AM
Wikked1: Unfortunately I don't have a forte. I'm sort of like Holyfield, I hit hard but not the hardest and I'm fast but not the fastest. Now if I was only as good as Holyfield :p . I guess my forte would be that I'm a very balanced fighter, I can use speed against the slower guys and power against the weaker. Now I just have to learn and practice the skills needed to actually do that in the ring.

Kenn: My trainer was talking about doing that right before I had to quite going to the gym. There were all kinds of little fast guys there that he wanted to teach how to deal with power and he wanted me to learn how to deal with speed. Once I start going again I'm sure that will be a priority with him.

To Both Youz Guyz: I'm going to weigh myself next friday and make my decision then. I would like to fight in the lower weight class, but if I have to lose more than about 15 pounds I might just stay a heavyweight. Not that I'm some giant, ripped mofo, but I'm in good enough shape that in order to lose more than 15 would take bodybuilding contest type effort. I don't think that kind of dieting and training for a fight would go very well together.

09-23-2003, 05:42 AM
Good luck with the upcoming hard work whether for comps or bb - sounds like you know what to do! - :)

you have been consistent with the leg work and that is a more important area...best wishes with finding key people to work or spar with but don't hurt 'em mang! - :D

09-25-2003, 06:50 AM
CoCoa: Yeah, I know what to do and how to do it, it's just a matter of actually doing it that causes me problems(my procrastination usually kicks in :p ).

Don't worry I won't hurt anyone until I'm told to :evillaugh (cept maybe some of the dumbasses I work with :D )


BB Hack Squats: 225x8, 225x8
Front Squat: 135x8, 135x8
1 Leg Ext: 105x8, 105x8

SLDL: 210x8, 210x8
1 Leg Curl: 45x8, 45x8

Donkey Calves: 235x10, 235x10
Stand Calf: 30x10, 30x10

-Felt ok. Still don't feel completely in the swing of things, but getting there.

Tidbit O' Info:

Well, I start a regular split next week. Just to play it safe for a while I'm not going to do any pressing delt moves, just lateral raises. I also think I'm going to abandon the powerlifting routine for now. Partly cause old habits die hard, and also cause I've been getting the results I want from my usual routine(i have a hard time changing just for the sake of change).

Lator Gators!

09-25-2003, 07:35 AM
Good luck in your regular split....those hack squats are looking good! Well the whole damn leg session looks good! How's the job going by the way? (Don't matter where you work usually the world seems to have an abundance of dumbasses)!

09-25-2003, 08:34 AM
Change for the sake of change can cause some problems bro -;) ...but we do what is needed, ain't that right??

Best wishes for the new split man!

09-25-2003, 08:43 AM
Wikked1: Thanks for the props! The job is going ok. I don't really do anything. Everyone is all pissy cause no one is sure if they are going to stay open or not, so they sit around and BS a lot instead of work. In case you wonder what I'm suppose to be doing, we sort threw old wheels, dubs, rims whatever you want to call them. Are company buys them from junkyards and anyone else who has them and we look for ones that are still fixable and skid them up and ship them off to the main company who reconditions them. The company is called Keystone Automotive, I gues they are a big company that reconditions all kinds of car parts and sells them. So that's what I do, look at old beat up rims and judge whether they can be fixed or not. I can go as fast or slow as I want and work as much overtime as I want. It's kind of nice :) . It's almost like collecting unemployment, but having to sit in a wharehouse to do it.

I agree, there seems to be an abundance of dumbasses everywhere you go.

09-25-2003, 04:04 PM
CoCoa: You snuck in there while I was typing my post for Wikked. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do! Thanks for the well wishes! Really it's not a new split, I'm just going back to my old one.

09-26-2003, 04:28 AM
Nice looking session bro. You'll be back to 100% in no time.

09-27-2003, 08:12 AM
Thanks Big Man! I know I'll get back to 100%, I just hate starting over.

09-29-2003, 06:18 AM
Back, Delts & Forearms:

Pull Ups: BWx8, BWx7+2
Bent Row: 135x8, 135x8
Dead Lift: 215x8, 215x8

Sit Side Laterals: 5x10, 5x10, 5x10
Bent Cable Laterals: 5x10, 5x10, 5x10

False Reverse Grip Curl ss/w Stand Wrist Curl: 55x10/10, 55x10/10

-Good workout. Took it easy on the shoulder stuff, so don't laugh at my little girly weights. OK, go ahead and laugh, I did :p .

09-29-2003, 06:57 AM
Workout looks good Bruteman. Who's laughing.....I think you better get out the old oil can again and realize that you're working more weight than you think!

09-30-2003, 05:59 AM
Wikked1: LOL, I figured you'd bring that up! I was thinking that myself. I'll oil it up tonight when i get home.

-8rounds of drills. This kicked my ass royaly! Plus I couldn't remember half of the stuff I usually practice. I was just sort of throwing a bunch of punches till I got tired. I'll have to sit down and write down everything I've learned so I have an outline of what to do next time.

09-30-2003, 01:15 PM
Yeah man the thing is probably loooking like a rust bucket by now!
Throwing punches till you get tired? that's a good thing if it took you 8 rounds! Right??

10-01-2003, 05:26 AM
Wikked1: I didn't actually last 8 rounds. Only lasted about 2min of each round, that's just how many rounds i attempted. LOL, the gym does look like a rust bucket! I had to wipe everything down so I wouldn't get rust stains on everything I touched!


Squat: 225x8, 225x6+2
Lunge: 165x8, 165x8
Leg Ext: 190x8, 190x8

Leg Curl: 110x8, 110x8
Stand Leg Curl: 50x8, 50x5+2

Stand Calves: 275x10, 275x10
Donkey Calf: 65x10, 65x9+2

-Felt real good. Starting to get into the swing of things again.

10-01-2003, 05:28 AM
Happy to see you gain some momentum, you will be your ole brutal self in no time mang - :D

10-01-2003, 08:19 AM
LMFAO Yeah 8 rounds is what 24 minutes? without the breaks damn that's a lot of punching! Nice leg day dude! Keep it up!

10-02-2003, 02:53 AM
Good to see it's coming together for ya. Keep that momentum going bro.

10-02-2003, 05:19 AM
CoCoa: Yeah, i can feel the old "Bruteman personna" emerging already.

Wikked1: Thanks! Actually it's 32min's(I do take the 1min rest between rounds, sorry if I miss-led you) not that it matters, after about 90sec's I was huffing and puffing so hard I sounded like a Traci Lords flick!

JustinF: This train is definitly starting to roll. I'm kinda liking the early morning workouts too. I'm gonna miss them if i ever go back to day shift.

-8rounds. Felt a lot better today. Still feels like I'm forgetting some of the things to practice. That doesn't matter though as much as being able to get back in shape to fight for the whole round, every round.

10-02-2003, 06:38 AM
ahhh Traci Lords now those are some quality flix there! :evillaugh

10-02-2003, 01:29 PM
good to see you pushing iron again bro',

so uhm.....since you lasted 2 minutes a session, what is a good time to throw punches for when training like that?

10-03-2003, 05:58 AM
Wikked1: Nothing but the best gets reviews in this journal :D

Kenn: It feels good to be pushing it again my man! Yeah, the first two minutes of each round I'm fast and strong. That last min. I'm basically just standing there breathing heavy :p . That's a good time to get your shots in on me right now(oops, I just revealed my weakness). That weakness will be fixed very soon though.

Chest, Tris & Bis:

Bench: 205x8, 205x5+2
Dum Bench: 60x8, 60x8
Peck Deck: 75x8, 75x8

French Press: 65x8, 65x8
Inc Cable Ext: 55x8, 55x8

Bar Curl: 80x8, 80x8
Spider Curls: 15x8, 15x8

Weight: 200

-Was just a workout. My chest seems to regress the most when I take time off for some reason. I would worry, but I know from past experience it will return to top form quickly. The french press still hurts my elbow, thought the lay-off would let it heal, it must just be a bio-mechanical thing. I'll go back to Close Grip Bench.

Well, I weighed in at 200 as you can see. Now i have to really think about droping to 184 to fight Light-heavy. I've got 2weeks to decide. I'm preaty sure with the extra work I'll put in, if I eat clean and maybe take an EC stack of some kind I can drop the 16lbs fairly easily. The hard part will be eating clean(oh how I love cookies and ice cream). I don't know, I'm sure I'll change my mind 16 times every day for the next 2weeks. We'll see.

10-03-2003, 06:58 AM
Hey Brute talk to some of the guys working the Ultimate Diet 2. Those guys are shedding some lbs. quick! Good lokking workout man.....sux about the elbow......you take glucosamine? if not give it a try (it takes about 30 days to get into your joints) but I have to admit it helps mine out....but the shtuff is not cheap.....just something to think about.

10-03-2003, 07:08 AM
The UD2 diet might and might not work. It takes a pretty strict dedication and some of your boxing training might suffer a bit. I'd read over the book a bit and see if you might be able to get away with it. They are dropping fat pretty good without too much (if any muscle loss) but the diet really takes its toll.

10-03-2003, 08:57 PM
Wikked1: For some reason about a year ago my elbow started to hurt when I did heavy free-weight tri extensions. It never hurt to do them before then BAM! I guess this aging body is starting to rebel a little at all the abuse I've subjected it to. I've thought about taking Glucosamine, but like you said it ain't cheap. When I have the money I'll try it though. I've heard others say it helps a lot.

HomeYield: What's the basic concept of the diet? Is it a keto, or low cal, or a cycle type diet, I've never heard of it.

10-06-2003, 05:34 AM
Back, Delts& Forearms:

Shrug ss/w Dum Pull-Over: 170/40x10/10, 170/40x10/10
V-Bar Pull-Down: 135x8, 135x8
Cable Row: 135x8, 135x8

Sit Dum Press: 30x8, 30x8 Thought I'd start doing some light pressing now.
Sit Bent Lateral: 15x10, 15x10
Side Cable Lateral: 10x10, 10x10

Dum Wrist Curl ss/w Supination Pronation: 35/2.5x10/10, 35/2.5x10/10

-Real good day. It wasn't so much that I was moving a lot of weight, just that I felt real good doing it. I recomend some of you try using the Shrug/Pullover superset at the beginning of your back workout. It gets your back nice and pre-fatigued without hitting your bi's at all wich seems to help me with the whole mind muscle connection on my following lifts.

Good Day All!

10-06-2003, 06:29 AM
I know what a superset is...I really do.

nope, I don't. Unless it's where you run from one excersize to the next really fast for one large set? Sounds right.

10-06-2003, 06:38 AM
LMFAO yeah old age takes it's toll.....just wait till YOU get THERE! I do the glucosamine thing and it's more preventative than anything else. Nice workout man. DUM Wrist curls? and SS with what? LMFAO too technical sounding supinated pronation can't we give it a "self abuse" code name?

10-06-2003, 06:03 PM
Jeff: Yep, that's a superset. One excercize right after the other.

Wikked1: I'm not there yet, but I get some middle age pains once in a while :p . Supination Pronation is the one where you put a weight on one end of a dumbell, hold the other end and twist it from side to side. I'll call them Forearm Twists from now on, how's that?

10-07-2003, 03:38 AM
Great looking session there b-man. Keep it up! :thumbup:

10-07-2003, 05:05 AM
JustinF: Thanks man! I'm back in the groove now!

-8rounds. Now everything is starting to come together. My punches are flowing together better and I'm able to go the whole round. Well, as long as I pace myself I last, can't go out fast and furious like a young Mike Tyson(yet :evillaugh ). The only thing giving me a little trouble is the speed bag. The 'ol delts get a little tired at the end and I start missing the bag sometimes.

10-07-2003, 05:33 AM
You will always be 2 fast and 2 furious 4 us mane!

...Very happy to see you have got a groove going on - ;)

10-07-2003, 06:49 AM
Forearm twists......nice ring to it.....I've never done those (something to try in the future)!

10-07-2003, 08:38 AM
Originally posted by Bruteman
I recomend some of you try using the Shrug/Pullover superset at the beginning of your back workout. It gets your back nice and pre-fatigued without hitting your bi's at all wich seems to help me with the whole mind muscle connection on my following lifts.That actually sounds pretty enticing. I might give that go at some point.

10-08-2003, 04:35 AM
CoCoa: Thanks for stoppin' in man!

Wikked1: It's a goofy little move I picked up from the baseball team in college. It really gives the forearms a nice burn :D .

HomeYield: It's about the only thing I've come up with by myself. The rest of my routine is preaty basic. I couldn't make up my mind wich move I wanted to include so i supersetted them together.


BB Hack Squat: 230x8, 230x8
Front Squat: 140x8, 140x8
1 Leg Ext: 110x8, 110x8

SLDL: 215x8, 215x8
1 Leg Curl: 50x8, 50x4+2

Donkey Calves: 240x10, 240x10
Stand Calf: 35x10, 35x8+2

-Another good day.

10-08-2003, 05:29 AM
Good leg work bro as always...try adding in another set on each move dude - ;)

10-08-2003, 06:51 AM
Sweet looking leg day dude! I think I'll give the old pronation supination a go tonight just for s&g.

10-09-2003, 02:42 AM
CoCoa: Thanks! I would add another set, but one of the reasons I fell into this routine is cause of time. It's short and sweet and effective. Don't have time for much volume stuff anymore. Plus, when I start doing 3sets or more the overtraining kicks in unless I'm eating enough. Can't afford to eat enough right now due to monitary difficulties. Man, being "blue collar" sux! The jobs that pay decent are also the jobs that lay you off every 6months. Or you get a job that doesn't lay you off and they don't pay squat no matter how long you've been there. AAAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH! I'm getting ready to go postal over this sh*t!

Wikked1: tuttut We call them Wrist Twists now remember :p . Since you w/o at a gym, if you can't find a bar to put weight on only one side you can use a regular dumbell. How I usually do it is sit on a bench close to the end, lean over and rest your forearm on the bench w/ your hand sticking out over the edge, keep your wrist straight(you can't use a lot of weight doing these), then start twisting slowly all the way to the left and all the way to the right, sort of like you're turning a big @ss handle.

10-09-2003, 04:04 AM
Nice session b-man.

10-09-2003, 04:47 AM
JustinF: Thank you kind sir!

-8rounds. Felt good today. For some reason I could tell my cordination wasn't as good as it use to be. That's ok, it'll get better with more practice.

10-09-2003, 04:14 PM
I hear you bro, no need to cross the line when you don't need to - ;)

...keep up the good work - we are watching mane - :D

10-10-2003, 05:26 AM
CoCoa: The fact that you guys are watching is one of the reasons I keep pushing to get better. Can't let you chumps get better than me :p .

Chest, Tris& Bis:

Smith Inc Press: 150x8, 150x8
Dum Inc Press: 60x8, 60x6+2 What a weak @ss effort
Inc Flies: 40x8, 40x8

Dips: 30x8, 30x5+2
Lying Dum Ext: 15x8, 15x8 Way too light

EZ Preacher Curl: 75x8, 75x8 Makes you realize how f*cking strong JustinF is at these
Dum Inc Curl: 25x8, 25x8

Weight: 199

-Felt good. Some of the weights were to light. Incase you wondered all of my incline work isn't done at the same angle. The inc press is at 45deg, dum inc at 30deg and inc flies at 15deg. The reasoning is cause I want to be strong in every plane of movement, not cause I'm trying to improve my "upper chest".

10-10-2003, 06:31 AM
Don't worry about the weights bro give the shoulder PLENTY of time to get back in the groove! Good looking workout and it's good to see those dips in there! :thumbup:

10-10-2003, 08:03 AM
Nice chest and arm day, good effort on all moves bro - :)

10-10-2003, 06:48 PM
Wikked1: Gotta do dips. There are certain lifts you have to do if you are a WBB member, dips, weighted pullups, squats and deads.

CoCoa: Thanks for the props pops! Ok, that was weak :p

10-10-2003, 07:03 PM
I wish I could do dips. Until I can, you have to do double the weight buddy. Have fun.

10-10-2003, 08:19 PM
JeffWillConquer: Double the weight :eek: ! I'll tell you what, next time I do them(not next week, but the week after) I'll try a set with 60lbs in your honor :)

10-10-2003, 08:25 PM
Ok, that's good. Or you could just fed sneak the dip station out of your gym and fed ex it to me. That'd be nice.

10-13-2003, 05:11 AM
Back, Delts& Forearms:

Pull-Ups: +10x8, +10x4+2
Bent Row: 140x8, 140x8
Dead Lift: 220x8, 220x8

Clean & Press: 70x8, 70x8 Next week I'll up my pressing movements to 75% of normal.
Sit Side Lateral: 10x10, 10x10
Bent Cable Lateral: 10x10, 10x10

False Reverse Grip Curl ss/w Stand Wrist Curl: 60x10/10, 60x10/10

-Good day I say. Decided I will stay a Heavyweight for my next comp. I think the dieting would affect my workouts too much. I already have a tendency to catch a cold a week or two before a comp cause of all the extra work I do. Adding dieting on top of that probably isn't a good idea. I have started to eat a little more in hopes of gaining a little more size. Those guys over 230 tend to bully me around to easy. I'm hoping to get up to about 215 and still have the same,or lower, BF% as I do now. Might start using Fitday so I can see how much I actually eat. We'll see.

Lator Gators!

10-13-2003, 06:46 AM
Looks like a plan to me, stay focused to kick heavyweight ass! - ;)

...nice session bro, including more moves and all