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Bruteman
02-03-2005, 07:44 AM
CARDIO

Run, 20min
1 round of burpee intervals
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...I am beginning a new chapter in my training life, so figured I'd start a new journal. I have finally made the decision to go ahead and fight pro. I made the decision a while ago, and I'de bet most of you could tell from the training I have been doing lately, but just wanted to state it for the record. There is no set date for my first fight yet, my colors are being ordered, and we are in the process of narrowing down a list for my first opponent. I'm getting very nervous/excited about it cause it is all becoming very real now. Before it was just me saying "I might," or "maybe I will," but now it's happening. Right now, just based on what I have seen, my goal is to eventually get a shot at a state title. Really though, it's hard to set goals until I have had a fight or two.

Well, that's all I've got to say for now. Catch ya' later peeps.

Bruteman
02-03-2005, 07:47 AM
Nothing new. Just wanted to get all my pics in one 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)

briancurran01
02-03-2005, 08:24 AM
CARDIO:
Run, 20min
1 round of burpee intervals
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...I am beginning a new chapter in my training life, so figured I'd start a new journal. I have finally made the decision to go ahead and fight pro. I made the decision a while ago, and I'de bet most of you could tell from the training I have been doing lately, but just wanted to state it for the record. There is no set date for my first fight yet, my colors are being ordered, and we are in the process of narrowing down a list for my first opponent. I'm getting very nervous/excited about it cause it is all becoming very real now. Before it was just me saying "I might," or "maybe I will," but now it's happening. Right now, just based on what I have seen, my goal is to eventually get a shot at a state title. Really though, it's hard to set goals until I have had a fight or two.

Well, that's all I've got to say for now. Catch ya' later peeps.

sweet man...that is AWESOME. I wish you the best of luck with the pro boxing bro...kick some ass and dont forget to hold up the wbb sign if you are on tv lol

PizDoff
02-03-2005, 11:30 AM
Wow. I don't know what to say...

First of all, you know I'm always cheering for you and wish you the best.
Best of luck in training.

I'm not too amused at the thread title. For your sake and your families sake I hope your defense is very good. Boxing is too serious for me, I'll stick to MMA oriented training.

Edit: Oh yeah, get a really good liver shot punch down! :D

ElPietro
02-03-2005, 02:06 PM
Remember to thank teh deadlifts in your first victory speech biatch! :D

Wikked1
02-03-2005, 02:13 PM
So cool!
Let me be the first to say the very best of luck in your pro career bro!
(I hope you make enough money so you can pay somebody to oil that damn machine!)
Awesome!

briancurran01
02-03-2005, 02:17 PM
So cool!
Let me be the first to say the very best of luck in your pro career bro!
(I hope you make enough money so you can pay somebody to oil that damn machine!)
Awesome!

you werent the first I was :)

Chubrock
02-03-2005, 04:34 PM
Well well, somebody went and decided they wanna fight bro huh. Ya thinkin ya Muhammad Ali now huh lol. That's awesome bro. Really lookin' forward to following you in this journey. Ya oughta start ya own gym man and help me learn to box. I can't find a damn gym anywhere around town, and I was hoping to start learnin to box too.

-TIM-
02-03-2005, 05:18 PM
Remember to thank teh deadlifts in your first victory speech biatch! :D
Wouldn't that be funny if he actually thanked deadlifts?

Bruteman
02-03-2005, 07:31 PM
SPEED SQUAT

Squat: 160x5x5
Dead Lift: 280x8, 280x8
RDL: 270x5, 270x1
Stand Calves: 325x10, 325x8
False Reverse Grip Curl: 80x10, 80x5

Comments, BS and what not...Felt something in my back during the second set of RDL's, so aborted that set. Felt a little better today. Still sub par though.

Hockey66
02-03-2005, 07:42 PM
That's awesome man, goodluck with everything.

Hopefully I'll see you on TV one day :)

Bruteman
02-03-2005, 08:21 PM
briancurran01:
Thanks man. lol, IF I'd ever get on tv, I'll try and sport something from WBB or ALN. ;)

PizDoff:
heh, a little suprised are ya'? Don't worry, coach is very protective of his fighters. He won't put me in over my head, and will make sure I'm ready before confirming anything. The title, well, just a little humor at my own expense. I do realize, that in general, someone in my situation isn't going to become more than a local level boxer. It doesn't bother me to joke about it. Don't take the joking as selling myself short though. I will enter every fight with every intention of winning, and if the opportunity to move up to hights higher than anticipated comes to fruition, I will take it and expect to win then too. But I want to be realistic, and most likely that won't happen.

ElPietro:
LMAO, After my first fight, I promise I will post it in general chat that my win was due mainly to deadlifts. :)

Wikked1:
Thanks dude. heh, money won't be that much really. It will be enough to make it interesting though. Probably just interesting enough to make Uncle Sam f*ck with me at tax time, lol.

Chubrock:
Yup. Got the wifey's blessing and decided to go for it. Ali, no. More like Rocky at the begining of the first movie. ;) Try and find a martial arts place instead. Any fighting style is great to learn.

Tim Nissen:
Oh, it will be done. :D

Hockey66:
Thanks man. Getting a televised fight would be awesome. It is also something I'm going to persue a lot. I'm going to try my d@mbdest to at least get a standby fight(that means if the other fights end early and they need a filler fight) on ESPN's Friday Night Fights.

PizDoff
02-03-2005, 09:02 PM
Ok good to hear.
BTW, boxing is a martial art.


So cool!
Let me be the first to say the very best of luck in your pro career bro!

Dude, not even second place!

Bruteman
02-04-2005, 06:49 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 4min warmup; 12x30sec w/30sec rests; 4min cooldown
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...Felt real good. Back's sore from whatever I did to it yesterday. Nothing too bad though, just feels like when you get a sore back from sleeping in an odd position. My layoff begins Monday, but I called off sick last night and started it early. :D Even left a smart@ss message on the call off line. Said, "I'm calling off sick. Cough, cough, sniffle, sniffle, achoo, achoo. heh, ok bye." Said it just as you read it, no acting and sound effects for this cat. ;) I'll be hittin' the club(boxing club that is) later today.

PEACE!

ElPietro
02-04-2005, 06:58 AM
ElPietro:
LMAO, After my first fight, I promise I will post it in general chat that my win was due mainly to deadlifts. :)

Do it in the ring f00! Think of all the confused boxers and spectators, they'd be like, "deadlifts? Wtf are those?" Then they'd find out, and we'd have mass exodus to the power rack by all.

[Rob Schneider] YOU CAN DO IT! [/Rob Schneider]

Bruteman
02-04-2005, 07:01 AM
Ok good to hear.
BTW, boxing is a martial art.
I never thought of boxing as a martial art, though I know some do. No imparticular reason why though to be honest. I guess I just use the term "martial art" for eastern fighting techniques, which also tend to have a phylosophy/code/lifestyle to them. Boxing lacks, imo, the "life training" principles that other arts have. Hope I explained that right. Do you get what I'm trying to say?



Dude, not even second place!
LOL, everyone givin' Wikked a hard time. You got to remember, them old geezers have a hard time seeing through them tri-focals. He probably just didn't see the first two posts. :evillaugh You know I love ya' Wikked. Just bustin' your chops a bit. I promise this will be the last age related joust for a while. :) Besides, I'm not that far behind you. If you're old, I'm on the downward side of the hill. ;)

Bruteman
02-04-2005, 07:05 AM
Do it in the ring f00! Think of all the confused boxers and spectators, they'd be like, "deadlifts? Wtf are those?" Then they'd find out, and we'd have mass exodus to the power rack by all.

[Rob Schneider] YOU CAN DO IT! [/Rob Schneider]
heh, You don't really get a chance to say much after a fight. If I get the KO I could shout out, "IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DEADLIFTS," a few times. How's that?

Coke
02-04-2005, 10:06 AM
If I get the KO I could shout out, "IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DEADLIFTS," a few times. How's that?

not If, but when you get the KO - I'd be glad to see that in person, lol - ;) ...good luck with this new $hit!!

PizDoff
02-04-2005, 11:58 AM
I never thought of boxing as a martial art, though I know some do. No imparticular reason why though to be honest. I guess I just use the term "martial art" for eastern fighting techniques, which also tend to have a phylosophy/code/lifestyle to them. Boxing lacks, imo, the "life training" principles that other arts have. Hope I explained that right. Do you get what I'm trying to say?

I 'get' what you are trying to say, and I disagree with you viewpoint and definition. It is a common definition that when people say 'martial arts' they refer to 'Asian' martial arts, usually some type of 'kung fu', karate or TKD.

I consider the 'be a better person' stuff extraneous.
I think that is a just a selling point that can be used to promote a school and get people to sign up their kids. At the core martial arts are about hurting people. Er, and some self-defense as well.

Boxing, weight training, and good teachers will instill a sense of discipline and motivation to work hard to get results. Why do we go to the training hall instead of sitting our own asses and downing a brew? Because we are better people than that. We all need discipline to train for something, it is hardly disciplined to miss training for a fight, go missing for a few days, then show up with a large facial tattoo.


What is Brazilian Jujitsu, what is capoeira? SAMBO? Savate? Greco-Roman wrestling? Krav Maga? Testa? And more importantly, what is Turkish oil wrestling?!?!?
All examples of martial arts not from 'Asia'

PizDoff
02-04-2005, 12:02 PM
That second 'you' should be a 'your.'

Heh, by the way, I would like to note that when asked, I say I just do some kickboxing with no mention of martial arts at all. People tend to make Bruce Lee noises and chop the air a couple times if they know you do MA. Then ask my opinion on their form or something. KUNG FU ACTION!! JUDO CHOP!! HIYAAAH!!!!

Smile, nod, walk away. Calmly. :)

ElPietro
02-04-2005, 12:25 PM
The term martial art problem is simply a historical term. It is most applicable to eastern arts, because this was how much of the fighting was done before the development of firearms. This is why most traditional arts incorporate weapons training, since it was something the military learned on a day to day basis, hence the term "martial."

But whatever, martial art, fighting art, combat art, sport fighting, prize fighting, in the end it's some form of hand to hand combat, terminology is irrelevant.

Bruteman
02-04-2005, 05:12 PM
TRAINING

2min rounds:
3 rounds of skip rope
3 rounds of shadow boxing
3 rounds of heavy bag
3 rounds of speed bag
1 round of skip rope
3 rounds of sparring w/Mongo
1 round of shadow boxing
2 rounds of heavy bag


Comments, BS and what not...I think this was all I did. Sparring went much better. Have a tendency to move forward too much. Need to force myself to circle around more. Also have a habit of staying withing my opponents range. Need to move in and out more/better. Kept my punches tighter and my defense up better today. Have to work on reacting to punches, as in which way I move to get out of the way. I'm still getting out of the way, but catching a little of the punch. If I'd move the right way I wouldn't catch as much, or any, of it.

Felt really, really good today. Was loose, wasn't sore, or tired. Amazing what just one day off work will do for ya'. ;) This might end up being the most productive lay-off I've ever had. :)

Bruteman
02-04-2005, 05:28 PM
CoCoa:
Ok, ok, when I get the KO. Thanks bro'. I'll make sure to give you plenty of advanced notice, so you can make sure you can make it. ;)

PizDoff:
I never really looked at it that way. I see your point.

heh, people are wierd sometimes. I never understood why they do that when they hear someone does a martial art. Kinda' stupid ya' know? I like your reaction though.

ElPietro:
True. Fighting is fighting. They are all just different methods to accomplish the same thing.

PizDoff
02-04-2005, 06:03 PM
Dictionary.com has martial arts defined as Eastern arts. :) I like say I do some combat sports, for fun, for self-defense. They normally see 'ahhhh' and pretend they know what I'm talking about.

Stepping up the training eh? :D
How many people do you spar with at your gym?
Mongo is a cool name.

lilmase1153
02-04-2005, 06:05 PM
damn brute i have missed a lot lately... congratulations brute i am very proud your finally going pro man long time over due... some good training these last couple sessions brute.. soo good luck my man and whop some ass..

Bruteman
02-05-2005, 01:13 PM
HEAVY BENCH

Bench: 225x5, 245x5, 265x5, 285x2, 305x1
DB Bench: 85x8, 85x7
Shrugs: 260x10, 260x9
V-Bar Pulldown: 180x8, 180x5
Sit Bent Lat/Sit Side Lat: 20/20x10/10, 20/20x10/4
DB Inc Curl: 45x7, 45x4
Skull Crush: 125x8, 125x5

Weight: 203

Comments, BS and what not...Didn't gain any reps on bench, but the reps were more solid this time. Everything else was just good. Weight is moving down well. My plan has been to eat clean Mon-Fri and then cheat a little on the weekends. I did alright this past week. Only broke down twice during the week, and it was only a little bit each time. That's good for me. Normally I cheat about 18 times a day during the week. :D

Bruteman
02-05-2005, 01:38 PM
PizDoff:
Trying to step it up a bit. There are two guys that come regularly that I can spar with, plus the head trainers brother. The trainers brother is too small though, it doesn't really benefit me skills wise to spar him. Mongo isn't quite up to my level, but sparring him gives me a chance to work on things at a slower speed. The other guy, Bang Bang, is about the same as me, maybe even a bit better at the moment cause he's been sparring more. Obviously, he's good for trying to work on things at full speed. They are all good for the conditioning aspect of sparring though. Don't know how he got the nickname Mongo exactly. I think someone just called him that and it stuck. He does look like a Mongo, lol. I believe he even used it as his ring name in his fight. I'll probably be sparring him a few more times in the coming weeks, cause he has a fight on the 18th. Bang Bang is making his pro debut on the 24th, so I may be sparring him a bit too. Wow, it just sort of hit me after writing that that I might get some serious ring time in this month. Yeah for me!

lilmase1153:
You haven't missed much really. The only thing that changed is I let it be known publicly that I'm going pro. Thanks for the encouragement and i will kick as much butt as I can. ;)

PizDoff
02-05-2005, 03:27 PM
You crazy! What is your nickname? :D


Bro, if you want, I can upload what boxing fights I have so you can viddy them.

Bruteman
02-05-2005, 11:05 PM
You crazy! What is your nickname? :D


Bro, if you want, I can upload what boxing fights I have so you can viddy them.
Actually, I don't have a ring name yet. Bruteman was just a college nickname that I used for my toughman fights. I haven't developed a nickname at the club yet.

Thanks for the offer, but honestly, I'm lucky my computer can show pics. To download and view a vid might blow this old thing up, lol. If you're board and want to, go ahead. I'll gladly watch them. But if it's a hassle you don't have to go to the trouble.

PizDoff
02-06-2005, 02:07 AM
Well try this one for size.

Ward Gatti Complete.WMV - 77 megs, Amazing WAR!
You need WMP v8 at least I think
http://s25.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=05QZI5CECFM4Z3NXQZ26VTYGEK

and
Boxing Knockout Dance.wmv - You should take a bit to rest after a knock down. OUCH!
http://s25.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2GV9FAEK84YDC3IKYRNUQJV2JL

Bruteman
02-07-2005, 06:53 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 20min
1 round of burpee intervals
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...Felt good. Started doing harder abb moves. That is all.

Bruteman
02-07-2005, 07:07 AM
Well try this one for size.

Ward Gatti Complete.WMV - 77 megs, Amazing WAR!
You need WMP v8 at least I think
http://s25.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=05QZI5CECFM4Z3NXQZ26VTYGEK

and
Boxing Knockout Dance.wmv - You should take a bit to rest after a knock down. OUCH!
http://s25.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2GV9FAEK84YDC3IKYRNUQJV2JL
As much as I'd like to see the Ward/Gatti fight, there isn't any way in hell I'm going to download 77megs via dialup, lol. I clicked on it just out of curiosity and it was going to take 5+ hours! I think my neighbor has dsl, maybe I'll have him get it for me.

I did watch the other one though. Tszyu is a devastating fighter. That boy got rocked big time. Got to love the little stiff legged walk people do after taking a real good shot. I give him mad props though for even getting up after that punch. That takes some serious heart and conditioning to be able to get up when in that condition.

Wikked1
02-07-2005, 07:46 AM
SWEET BENCH NUMBERS! I'm so jealous!

briancurran01
02-07-2005, 08:51 AM
holy caca bruteman...nice benching bro..

Chubrock
02-07-2005, 04:47 PM
Nice benchin Brute. If you ever fight somewhere remotely near me, I'm def gonna have to go watch you wax the floor with somebody.

Bruteman
02-07-2005, 05:49 PM
TRAINING

2min rounds:
3 rounds of skip rope
3 rounds of shadow boxing
3 rounds of heavy bag
3 rounds of speed bag
2 round of skip rope
3 rounds of shadow boxing w/Mongo
2 rounds of heavy bag
3 rounds of mitts
2 rounds of heavy bag


Comments, BS and what not...Coach is starting to throw more techniques at me. They feel awkward now, but will help my game a lot. Jammed my thumb while hitting the mitts. My straight right is always off target after a left uppercut, thus the jammed thumb. The shadow boxing with Mongo is something we do just to get use to being with someone in the ring, and to practice reacting to punches(without the bad consequences). The last two rounds of heavy bag were light. I was working on the stuff coach had just taught me a little.

Bruteman
02-07-2005, 05:55 PM
Wikked1:
Thanks bud. Don't be jealous though. You've got me on most other lifts.

briancurran01:
Do you know how hard it is to type your screen name without typing my last name instead?! :p Thanks for the props bro'.

Chubrock:
If I stick with it for a few years I'll probably fight down your way a few times. Lots of boxers out of NC.

briancurran01
02-07-2005, 06:14 PM
LOL. I keep forgetting that you are named bri also...

lilmase1153
02-07-2005, 06:31 PM
ace training bruteman... keep on doing what your doing

Bruteman
02-08-2005, 06:38 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 4min warmup; 6x1min w/1min rests; 4min cooldown
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...Legs a bit tired. :scratch: Still got a good session in.

Bruteman
02-08-2005, 06:44 AM
briancurran01:
Yeah, it's just habit to start typing my name instead. I usually get the sch part typed before it sinks in. lol

lilmase1153:
Thanks man. I will keep it up, and possibly add more. :)

Bruteman
02-08-2005, 01:08 PM
HEAVY SQUAT

Squat: 225x5, 245x5, 265x5, 285x3, 305x0
Dead Lift: 285x7, 285x0
Donkey Calves: 335x10, 335x10
Supination Pronation: 12.5x7, 12.5x5

Comments, BS and what not...Terrible w/o. Back hurts. F*ckin' sucks! AAAAAARRRRGH!

briancurran01
02-08-2005, 01:09 PM
lol

briancurran01
02-08-2005, 01:09 PM
nice leg work bman

Wikked1
02-08-2005, 01:12 PM
LMFAO at the without the bad consequnces remark. That's how I'd like to fight thanks! :D Everytime thank you! :D
Take care of the back man!

lilmase1153
02-08-2005, 03:30 PM
whats going on brute is your diet off these days or lack of sleep.. well it wasnt that bad of a w/o just try not hurt your back as that would suck big time.. well good luck brute and be careful

Bruteman
02-08-2005, 05:53 PM
briancurran01:
Guess I got a little perturbed. :D Thanks for the support.

Wikked1:
hehe, I made the comment while doing it that that was a much more fun way to spar. I try to take care of the back. It just doesn't seem to matter. It doesn't take anything for me to injure it. I've pulled something in it neumerous times simply bending over to brush my teeth. It's actually ridiculous how conscious I have to be of my back at all times.

lilmase1153:
It's partly diet. I have reduced my calories in an effort to get down to 195ish. It's also partly due to the fact I did intervals for cardio today. It's mostly due to the fact that I just can't squat for sh*t(and that's not due to lack of trying).

Chubrock
02-08-2005, 05:55 PM
QUIT YA BITCHIN Brute. You know good and well it won't a bad workout. It might not have been a PR day, but def not bad. Squats and Deads in the same day is pretty rough. Take care of that back man.

Bruteman
02-08-2005, 09:19 PM
QUIT YA BITCHIN Brute. You know good and well it won't a bad workout. It might not have been a PR day, but def not bad. Squats and Deads in the same day is pretty rough. Take care of that back man.
Thanks. I was just cranky cause I hurt my back, so could only do one set of deads and had to drop the bb hacks completely. Up till then it wasn't all that bad. Even the calf and forearm work was ok. It was just rough loading and unloading the plates.

Bruteman
02-09-2005, 08:49 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 20min
1 round of burpee intervals
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...Got 'er done. Abbs are sore from doing the harder moves now. Back's stiff and sore, but not real bad.

lilmase1153
02-09-2005, 02:08 PM
lack of squatting.. haha yeah i seriously doubt that.. just keep yourself hydrated and fed brute my man cause you are without a doubt a true bruteman.. nice cardio, abbs, and burpees

Bruteman
02-09-2005, 05:03 PM
TRAINING

2min rounds:
3 rounds of skip rope
3 rounds of speed bag
3 rounds of heavy bag
3 rounds of shadow boxing
2 rounds of skip rope
2 rounds of speed bag
2 rounds of heavy bag
2 rounds of shadow boxing

Comments, BS and what not...Worked on my own today. Focused on moving continuously, on my transition between different tactics, and on my transition from defense to offense(and vice versa). Was slow getting started, but after a few rounds I was good to go. My flow was a little rough when working on the new stuff, but better. Everything else flowed well, as it should by now. lol

Bruteman
02-09-2005, 05:05 PM
lack of squatting.. haha yeah i seriously doubt that.. just keep yourself hydrated and fed brute my man cause you are without a doubt a true bruteman.. nice cardio, abbs, and burpees
Thanks for the props and the continued support bro'. :)

lilmase1153
02-09-2005, 05:28 PM
thats a lot of rounds there brute, you rest inbetween them or what..

no proablem brute thats what im here for :-)

Bruteman
02-10-2005, 04:43 AM
thats a lot of rounds there brute, you rest inbetween them or what..

no proablem brute thats what im here for :-)
My training is performed like it were a 20round fight. I get the minute rest between rounds. I'll take a round off once in a while cause coach will be talkin' to me, or cause i can't always get my gloves and put them on quick enough. Most of the time though it's 20rounds straight through.

Coke
02-10-2005, 05:15 AM
Keep up the great work...excellent training, you'll be ready to rumble mang - ;)

Bruteman
02-10-2005, 06:44 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 4min warmup; 12x30sec w/30sec rests; 4min cooldown
Abbs, 4x20

Comments, BS and what not...Abbs are sore as hell now. There was no way I was getting 4 sets of 30 today, so dropped it to 20.

Chubrock
02-10-2005, 06:46 AM
I don't believe I've ever asked you this, and honestly I'm to lazy to go looking at each workout, but do you work abs everyday Brute?

Bruteman
02-10-2005, 06:49 AM
Keep up the great work...excellent training, you'll be ready to rumble mang - ;)
Thanks bro'. Just trying to make sure conditioning isn't a weakness for me.

Bruteman
02-10-2005, 06:51 AM
I don't believe I've ever asked you this, and honestly I'm to lazy to go looking at each workout, but do you work abs everyday Brute?
Every day after cardio. So monday thru friday, with the weekends off.

Bruteman
02-10-2005, 01:08 PM
SPEED BENCH

Bench: 170x5x5
DB Inc Press: 80x8, 80x8
Pullups: +20x8, +20x5
Bent Row: 200x8, 200x4
Side Lat/Front Lat: 25/25x10/10, 25/25x10/5
EZ Curl: 105x6, 105x4
Dips: +90x8, +90x7

Comments, BS and what not...Didn't feel great, but statistically it was a good w/o. Curls have deteriorated a lot, but rows are only 1 rep off my best, db inc press was a pr, and everything else tied my bests.

briancurran01
02-10-2005, 01:21 PM
nice work bri....that feels so weird to type that it is like i am congratulating myself lol

lilmase1153
02-10-2005, 05:49 PM
nice work brute congrats on the high #s very strong my man.. nice cardio also you cardio bunny :-)

Chubrock
02-10-2005, 05:59 PM
Damn Brute nice workout. You've got some damn nice rows.

TheSicilian
02-10-2005, 08:06 PM
Brute, you are a machine lol

Coke
02-11-2005, 05:09 AM
Brute, you are a machine lol

I agree, this bro goes toe to toe with everything...Good session.

Bruteman
02-11-2005, 08:39 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 20min
1 round of burpee intervals
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...Felt good. Don't know if I'll go to the club tonight. Doing the Valentine's day thing tonight. Nothing special, just dinner and a movie(Hitch i think).

Later Gators'!

Bruteman
02-11-2005, 08:50 AM
briancurran01:
hehe, I know what you mean. Thanks bro'.

lilmase1153:
Thanks bud. Cardio bunny?! I'm a little large to be called that. Maybe more like a cardio ape. :D

Chubrock:
Thanks. The rows are alright, but i have to cheat too much for my liking to get the last few reps now. I'm only cheating to try and help me over this 200 lb hump, but I still don't like it.

TheSicilian:
Thanks man. I feel like a machine sometimes. A broken down, rusty, out in the scrap yard machine that is. :p

CoCoa:
lol, thanks big man.

Wikked1
02-11-2005, 09:02 AM
Way to take care of the little lady Bruteman!! Heading to Hitch myself tonight!
You are becoming the whore of cardio? Keep it up!

lilmase1153
02-11-2005, 12:38 PM
no your a cardio bunny :-) i like the sound of taht better anywyas.. and yes go see hitch will smith always puts on a good show..

Bruteman
02-12-2005, 02:25 PM
SPEED DEADLIFT

Power Cleans: 180x5x3, 180x4, 180x2
Squat: 270x7, 270x6
RDL: 270x8, 270x8
Stand Calves: 325x10, 325x8
False Reverse Grip Curl: 80x10, 80x10

Weight: 201

Comments, BS and what not...Felt awesome today. Trying a little somethin', somethin' with the cleans. Before I would do speed deads, but they just don't feel right, so thought I would try the cleans instead for a while. I figure it's still a quick move, and it's a little more of an athletic move than straight up speed deads. Tried doing them with the same weight I would for deads this first time. Seemed a little heavy at the end, but not sure if I should drop the weight or not. Any of you got any input on that? Only reason I'm not sure is cause they have a built in "stop now" button to them. Once you loose speed(the primary focus of DE days) you can't finish the rep, so you stop. I guess I just don't know which is more important, the right weight, or getting enough reps. Bah! Enough rambling. Catch ya'll later. :)

Bruteman
02-12-2005, 02:30 PM
Way to take care of the little lady Bruteman!! Heading to Hitch myself tonight!
You are becoming the whore of cardio? Keep it up!
Gotta' keep 'em happy. :)

:( I think you're right. I'm a full fledged cardio whore now. And this is just to get ready for a 4round fight. Imagine the whorin' I'll be doing if/when I go for more rounds. It makes me :cry: just thinking about it.

Bruteman
02-12-2005, 02:35 PM
no your a cardio bunny :-) i like the sound of taht better anywyas.. and yes go see hitch will smith always puts on a good show..
Will does put on a good show usually. Hitch was ok. A little corny, but to be expected in that genre of movie. It's worth the rent when it comes out, but not really worth the price of a movie ticket. Unless you got a cheapy movie place like we do. They charge $1.50 for tickets and play movies that are out of the main theaters, but not on video(usually) yet.

lilmase1153
02-12-2005, 02:59 PM
nice w/o bruteman.. cleans look strong as well as everything else.. but i would say drop the wieght and get the reps and on the last set hey do what you gotta do..

JustinF
02-13-2005, 01:03 PM
Nice new journal bro, I almost missed it. Glad to see the news with the boxing, good luck bro!

Bruteman
02-14-2005, 09:03 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 4min warmup; 6x1min w/1min rests; 4min cooldown
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...Good session. Hammie's still tender from saturday. Lower back feels good though. :)

Bruteman
02-14-2005, 09:05 AM
nice w/o bruteman.. cleans look strong as well as everything else.. but i would say drop the wieght and get the reps and on the last set hey do what you gotta do..
Thanks. I'll take your advice into consideration.

Bruteman
02-14-2005, 09:07 AM
Nice new journal bro, I almost missed it. Glad to see the news with the boxing, good luck bro!
Thank ya' bud.

Bruteman
02-14-2005, 04:48 PM
TRAINING

2min rounds:
3 rounds of skip rope
3 rounds of shadow boxing
3 rounds of heavy bag
1 round of skip rope
3min rounds:
1 round of skip rope
2 rounds of shadow boxing
2 rounds of heavy bag

Comments, BS and what not...Quick session. Nothing to talk about, just got some work in.

lilmase1153
02-14-2005, 05:03 PM
ohh more cario bunnying huh :-)... nice session bruteman and i see your doing some 3 min rounds nice..

Bruteman
02-14-2005, 08:38 PM
ohh more cario bunnying huh :-)... nice session bruteman and i see your doing some 3 min rounds nice..
heh, yeah, I need to start sneekin' over and flippin' the switch over to 3min more often. 2min rounds aren't helping me in anyway really.

PizDoff
02-14-2005, 08:54 PM
Increase intensity!!!

I'm watching ya bro! :D

Bruteman
02-15-2005, 08:14 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 20min
1 round of burpee intervals
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...None.

Bruteman
02-15-2005, 08:17 AM
Increase intensity!!!

I'm watching ya bro! :D
I know. It was sort of a weak @ss effort. Well, the effort was good, but I should've done more/longer rounds.

lilmase1153
02-15-2005, 08:19 AM
hey dont beat yourself up over it brute your effort is always max bro we know this.. and 3 min rounds are a whole nother world. and ive been noticing you like the bike a lot for cardio do you ever jog or treadmill?

Bruteman
02-15-2005, 08:35 AM
hey dont beat yourself up over it brute your effort is always max bro we know this.. and 3 min rounds are a whole nother world. and ive been noticing you like the bike a lot for cardio do you ever jog or treadmill?
Actually I hate the bike. I'm only using it out of necessity. Can't leave the house cause I have to stay with the little one, and it's winter and too cold most of the time to go out and run. I would, and do when it's nice out, run every day if I could. I love running. I ran crosscountry and track in highschool, and ran a sh*t load of road races after I graduated. Just can't do much of it at this moment, but will once I go back to work(should be back at the end of march, so should be nice enough to do my running in the mornings after work).

Bruteman
02-15-2005, 01:19 PM
HEAVY BENCH

Bench: 225x5, 245x5, 265x5, 285x3, 305x1
DB Bench: 90x8, 90x5
Shrugs: 260x10, 260x9
V-Bar Pulldown: 180x8, 180x5
Sit Bent Lat/Sit Side Lat: 20/20x10/10, 20/20x10/6
DB Inc Curl: 45x7, 45x5
Skull Crush: 125x8, 125x5

Comments, BS and what not...Got it done. It's not much to talk about, but I guess every session counts.

lilmase1153
02-15-2005, 01:21 PM
not much to talk about my ass.. thats a huge w/o way to turn up the intensity brute.. big bench big db bench = great w/o all around..

almost forgot someones gotta watch your lil one maybe when she gets a lil older she can jog with you or you can strap her to your back and go at it :-)

Wikked1
02-15-2005, 02:53 PM
Damn bro you gotta be close to that illusive 315 bench! I wish I were that close!! Soldi efforts man and don't worry the snows melting and you can always get a back pack and throw the little one in there for a little extra strenuous road work! :evillaugh

Bruteman
02-15-2005, 04:28 PM
not much to talk about my ass.. thats a huge w/o way to turn up the intensity brute.. big bench big db bench = great w/o all around..

almost forgot someones gotta watch your lil one maybe when she gets a lil older she can jog with you or you can strap her to your back and go at it :-)
heh, thanks man. I just remember not so long ago when I was getting an extra rep with the 285 and 305. This loosing weight crap blows. I guess I should be happy I'm keeping my strength as well as I am.

I use to take her with me. We have a jogging stroller and I'd just plop her in and take off. Now she's too big for it, but not able to ride a bike yet. It's all good though. I might start switching when I do things on days I lift. I could lift in the morning instead, then go run after the wifey gets home. That would give me 2 days a week of running then.

Bruteman
02-15-2005, 04:39 PM
Damn bro you gotta be close to that illusive 315 bench! I wish I were that close!! Soldi efforts man and don't worry the snows melting and you can always get a back pack and throw the little one in there for a little extra strenuous road work! :evillaugh
I passed 315 a while ago bud. I got 340 back in October(i think). One of my few impressive lifts.

hehe, the crew and I went for a walk today and I had to pull her in the wagon the whole time. That was definitly a little extra strenuous work. ;)

staggard
02-15-2005, 07:14 PM
:bow:

You duh man,,,, finally read some of journal man.... Going Pro.... if you fight in PA, give me a holla...

Chubrock
02-15-2005, 09:57 PM
Damn Brute, everytime I hear ya talk about your sessions, you've always got something negative to say. I think ya just like hearin everybody tell ya how good they really are lol.


PS: Great session bro.

Coke
02-16-2005, 05:25 AM
...lol, you can be modest at times - doing damn good work, awesome benching.

Bruteman
02-16-2005, 06:34 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 4min warmup; 12x30sec w/30sec rests; 4min cooldown
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...None.

Bruteman
02-16-2005, 06:39 AM
staggard:
Thanks man. Will definitely let you know if I ever fight out that way.

Chubrock:
lol, I have been kind of negative about lifting lately. I'll fix that. If I can't say something good, I won't say nothin'.

CoCoa:
Thanks bud. :)

lilmase1153
02-16-2005, 06:54 AM
nice lil cardio session B man.. and dont worry whining is cool just as long as its in your journal ;)

Wikked1
02-16-2005, 08:45 AM
WHERE was I when you benched those numbers??! DAMN??!!!! *chants* must bench more! ROAD WORK....you gotta love it!

Bruteman
02-16-2005, 10:56 AM
lilmase1153:
So I'm aloud to whine a little, but only in my journal? Cool. :D

Wikked1:
hehe, you must've been busy with that whole new job thingy. :rolleyes: :p You may have missed it cause you were MIA for a little while there. I understand, have to impress the new boss and all. ;)

Bruteman
02-16-2005, 05:17 PM
TRAINING

3min rounds:
3 rounds of skip rope
3 rounds of shadow boxing
2 rounds of skip rope
2 rounds of shadow boxing
5 rounds of heavy bag
1 round of mitts
2 rounds of shadow boxing w/Mongo

Comments, BS and what not...Shew! 3min rounds were rough at the end. A little news...Coach said March or April, and that he has found someone for me. He couldn't remember his name though. Man the nerves kicked in when he told me that. This should help motivate me on those days i feel like slackin', huh? :p

briancurran01
02-16-2005, 06:10 PM
woohoo bri gonna be tearing it up...good luck bro..and quit your whining :)

jk

lilmase1153
02-16-2005, 07:53 PM
3 min rounds baby..... nice session brute and now you have even more motivation to train your arse off.. good luck buddy

Bruteman
02-17-2005, 11:29 AM
HEAVY DEAD LIFT

Dead Lift: 265x5, 285x5, 305x5, 325x3, 345x1
Squat: 270x7, 270x5
BB Hack Squat: 325x8, 325x5
Donkey Calves: 340x10, 340x10
Supination Pronation: 12.5x10, 12.5x8

Comments, BS and what not...Felt real good. Not doing cardio beforehand in the morning played a big role in that I'm sure. Now we'll see how I feel during my jog later today, lol. I'm guessing my feet might feel a little heavy. ;)

Bruteman
02-17-2005, 11:32 AM
briancurran01:
I gonna' try to anyways. Thanks man.

lilmase1153:
3min rounds are the sh*t baby! ;) You ain't kiddin' I've got some extra motivation.

lilmase1153
02-17-2005, 12:39 PM
damn right you felt good.. your puttin up some huge #s brute my man..

just wanna say thanks for the added motivation youve given me big guy :nod:

Bruteman
02-17-2005, 04:25 PM
CARDIO

Run, 20min
1 round of burpee intervals
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...Felt good to run. Burpee's and abb's were a tad harder cause of it though. I'm going to stick with the lifting in the morning and cardio(running) at night. It benefits both sessions a lot. Boxing days will have to continue to be cardio(bike) in the morning, box at night.

Bruteman
02-17-2005, 04:29 PM
damn right you felt good.. your puttin up some huge #s brute my man..

just wanna say thanks for the added motivation youve given me big guy :nod:
Thanks lil' big man.

That's what we are all here for, to get and give motivation. :) And to talk smack, and crack on each other, and...:evillaugh

Chubrock
02-17-2005, 06:47 PM
Well well, I guess the big baby decided to hit up an awesome session. Great job Brute. Excellent work on the squats and deads.

lilmase1153
02-17-2005, 09:19 PM
sweet session brute and i couldnt agree more with you.. and good idea about running at night and lifting in the morning that should help you considerably..

Bruteman
02-18-2005, 07:11 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 4min warmup; 6x1min w/1min rests; 4min cooldown
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...Just some more cardio whorin' action. ;)

briancurran01
02-18-2005, 07:13 AM
nice cardio WHORING :)

Bruteman
02-18-2005, 07:15 AM
Well well, I guess the big baby decided to hit up an awesome session. Great job Brute. Excellent work on the squats and deads.
[pouty voice]I am not a big baby![/pouty voice]

Thanks C-rock.

Bruteman
02-18-2005, 07:17 AM
sweet session brute and i couldnt agree more with you.. and good idea about running at night and lifting in the morning that should help you considerably..
Thanks mase. Switching the two helped a lot in how I felt while doing them.

Bruteman
02-18-2005, 07:18 AM
nice cardio WHORING :)
Thank you good man. :)

lilmase1153
02-18-2005, 10:23 AM
yeah for the cardio whore in us all :-)

ryuage
02-18-2005, 01:49 PM
:withstupi

I need to get back to doing some :)

Bruteman
02-18-2005, 05:35 PM
TRAINING

3min rounds:
3 rounds of skip rope
3 rounds of shadow boxing
3 rounds of heavy bag
3 rounds of speed bag
2 rounds of skip rope
2 rounds of shadow boxing
2 rounds of heavy bag
2 rounds of speed bag

Comments, BS and what not...That's 20 3min rounds! Felt like I could've taken on the world tonight! Punches were sharp, I stayed loose and fast, was moving well, just an awesome night. Broke down and gave coach my speed bag. It was getting old trying to hit his dilapidated, crooked bouncing, usually flat, bag. Looked like a champ hitting it today. Amazing how much better I can hit it when it bounces back properly. :rolleyes: Mongo's fighting tomorrow night, so I'll probably go watch/support him. Think that's all.

Later Gator's!

Bruteman
02-18-2005, 05:39 PM
yeah for the cardio whore in us all :-)
WOOOHOOOO! Bah! Who're we trying to kid. Cardio whoring sux. It's just one of those dirty things we have to do sometimes.

Bruteman
02-18-2005, 05:41 PM
:withstupi

I need to get back to doing some :)
No! Don't do it! It's a trap to keep your progress held back! :p

lilmase1153
02-18-2005, 11:12 PM
freakin A brute it sounds like you were on fire tonight.. great job man and 20 3 min rounds is just huge..

come on brute you know you love cardio

Bruteman
02-19-2005, 10:39 AM
SPEED BENCH

Bench: 170x5x5
DB Inc Press: 85x8, 85x5
Pullups: +20x8, +20x6
Bent Row: 200x8, 200x3
Side Lat/Front Lat: 25/25x10/10, 25/25x10/7
EZ Curl: 105x7, 105x4
Dips: +90x8, +90x6

Weight: 198

Comments, BS and what not...Decent session. Going to drop the weight down on bent rows and work my way back up in hopes of getting over this hump with them. Weight still dropping, despite cheating a lot this week. Honestly, I knew I'd be able to cheat and still drop down to where I wanted to be. I've been doing this so long I know what I will weigh compared to what I'm eating. I just figured if i ate clean I could drop it faster, and maybe a little lower, just to be on the safe side.

Bruteman
02-19-2005, 10:43 AM
freakin A brute it sounds like you were on fire tonight.. great job man and 20 3 min rounds is just huge..

come on brute you know you love cardio
Yeah, I was feelin' it last night. I kind of liked it. :D

hehe, cardio isn't all bad. It's fine if you've been doing it for a while, are use to it, and in shape. Starting up cardio after having not done it for a while, or when trying to bulk...well...that's a whole different story. ;)

lilmase1153
02-19-2005, 02:02 PM
yeah bro speen day looks good.. and good call on the BO row.

stop lookin at my ass brute i know you put it as your backround :-)

Bruteman
02-19-2005, 03:00 PM
stop lookin at my ass brute i know you put it as your backround :-)
:hide:

SSSHHH! You weren't suppose to tell. ;)

ryuage
02-20-2005, 08:59 AM
great session brute, presses and chinups looking strong....

PizDoff
02-20-2005, 03:25 PM
How come I don't see any work on a flying ring entrance?!?!?
Perfect practice makes perfect you know?!?!

Bruteman
02-21-2005, 07:43 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 20min
1 round of burpee intervals
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...Well, went and watched Mongo. Poor guy only lasted 10sec's. It wasn't entirely his fault though. Coach was told that his opponent wasn't much of anything, which was a bigtime lie. Coach was extremely pissed. I get the impression that might be his last fight. He just had that look in his eyes when I talked to him after his fight. That's too bad. I hope he at least keeps coming and training, even if he never competes again. Coach introduced me to a promoter while there. Sounds like I could get some real good sparring(as in with people much better than me) and get a fight by next month. It's getting down to crunch time now. Me likes it. :D

Bruteman
02-21-2005, 07:46 AM
ryuage:
Thanks bud.

PizDoff:
lol, no fancy ring entrances for this cat. Perfect practice also builds confidence. It's nice to know that I'm capable of doing things right. Just have to make it so I do them right all the time.

lilmase1153
02-21-2005, 10:18 AM
sorry to hear about your friend but maybe your coach sould have scouted a bit better rather than relying on word of mouth IMO...

anyways tahts great you might have your fight soon that would be awesome.. and your w/os are coming along great and i know you will tear some s**t up no prob.. keep up the good training brother

Bruteman
02-21-2005, 05:21 PM
TRAINING

3min rounds:
4 rounds skip rope
4 rounds shadow boxing
4 rounds speed bag
1 round heavy bag
2 rounds mitts
3 rounds heavy bag
1 round skip rope
1 round shadow boxing

Comments, BS and what not...Another real good session. Need to work on my jab more. I'm pulling back too quick, and tend to flare my elbow out before throwing it. Some sad news...I've mentioned a guy that went pro at our gym, but then jumped to another gym. He had to quit boxing cause he has a tear in his brain, or something like that. I may have had hard feelings cause he jumped gyms, but I wouldn't wish anyone any ill will like this. Some good news...The other guy that was suppose to go pro this weekend found out he can beat the system and fight amatuer. They don't have any record of him fighting toughman, so he can get his passport. LOL, needless to say I called him a b@st@rd about fifty times cause I can't get away with it. But that's great that he can get some experience before going pro. I told him I was happy for him, but I'm still setting the round clock for 3min rounds from now on. :evillaugh

Bruteman
02-21-2005, 05:29 PM
sorry to hear about your friend but maybe your coach sould have scouted a bit better rather than relying on word of mouth IMO...

anyways tahts great you might have your fight soon that would be awesome.. and your w/os are coming along great and i know you will tear some s**t up no prob.. keep up the good training brother
You're right to an extent. It is hard to scout in the am's though. There are soo many of them out there. A lot of it is done by word of mouth. Coach feels bad, and responsible, but he's also pissed cause someone lied to him.


Coach is calling today about a card next month somewhere in PA. Did you hear that staggard and pruneman? I told him(since I'm my own manager) that I want at least a month to prepare. Mainly to make sure I get enough sparring in. If I had been sparring a lot lately I'd fight sooner, but I haven't been. I'll keep ya'll posted of course. ;)

Chubrock
02-21-2005, 08:06 PM
You said that conditioning was gonna be up to par, and with all them rounds, I don't see how it couldn't help but be. Everytime I hear you talk about your buddy that got beat the other night, I can't help but think of the guy off of Blazing Saddles.

lilmase1153
02-21-2005, 09:12 PM
3 min rounds again brute you animal you.... that is all :-)

Bruteman
02-22-2005, 07:51 AM
SPEED SQUAT

Squat: 160x5x5
Dead Lift: 285x8, 285x5
RDL: 275x5, 275x2
Stand Calves: 325x10, 325x8
False Reverse Grip Curl: 85x8, 85x5

Comments, BS and what not...Not bad. Shoud've rested a little more between the deads and the rdl's.

Bruteman
02-22-2005, 07:57 AM
You said that conditioning was gonna be up to par, and with all them rounds, I don't see how it couldn't help but be. Everytime I hear you talk about your buddy that got beat the other night, I can't help but think of the guy off of Blazing Saddles.
lol @ Blazing Saddles reference.

I'll be a lot more confident about my conditioning once I start sparring more. Thanks for the props though. :)

Bruteman
02-22-2005, 07:59 AM
3 min rounds again brute you animal you.... that is all :-)
Of course 3min rounds. I have reign over the round clock for now cause i'm the next one in the gym to fight most likely. Yeah for me! Tuff sh*t for the am's. :evillaugh

lilmase1153
02-22-2005, 08:06 AM
nice speed day brute.. and thats a lot of weight for rdl's nice job

briancurran01
02-22-2005, 08:23 AM
good luck with everything bri

Wikked1
02-22-2005, 11:22 AM
Looks like things are coming all well in here man. I have to ask how the little lady feels about you going pro?

Bruteman
02-22-2005, 11:56 AM
lilmase1153:
Thanks my man.

briancurran01:
Thanks bro'.

Wikked1:
Feels like it's coming along well too. I guess we'll see for sure soon enough. ;)
Ironically, my wife is one of the reasons I decided to go for it. Bet that shocks ya' don't it. For those that don't know, she is very much against boxing. Thinks it's a stupid, brutal sport and didn't really like me participating in it originally. One day she asked when I was going to fight. After the initial shock, I told her I hadn't really planned on fighting for sure. Then she said something to the extent of if I'm doing all this training I shouldn't waste it. Said it was ok with her if I wanted to persue it. That was a huge factor in me going through with this endevour.

Coke
02-22-2005, 12:23 PM
Aiin't you the lucky one, with wifey approving and all like Adrian did Rocky - :D ...doing excellent bro!!

lilmase1153
02-22-2005, 01:39 PM
brute you are lucky bro.. hang on to that one they are few and far between.


so does she have a sister :nod:

Bruteman
02-22-2005, 04:08 PM
CARDIO

Run, ~4min warmup; 12x100m w/100m rests(walked); ~4min cooldown
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...UGH! Much, much harder than on the bike. Even took a little breather after my cooldown before doing abb's. Actually felt like I might puke after the 8th interval. Finished all 12 anyways. Don't know if that makes me hard@ss, or dumb@ss. :p

Bruteman
02-22-2005, 04:10 PM
Aiin't you the lucky one, with wifey approving and all like Adrian did Rocky - :D ...doing excellent bro!!
Why yes I am the lucky one. ;)

Thanks big man.

Bruteman
02-22-2005, 04:13 PM
brute you are lucky bro.. hang on to that one they are few and far between.


so does she have a sister :nod:
Don't get me started on her sister again. :drooling: I would gladly do the sister swap if I could, lol. Alas, she's married and in Florida. Probably a good thing as it reduces temptation. :D

PizDoff
02-22-2005, 08:14 PM
Does your wife read this journal?!!!

Bruteman
02-22-2005, 08:21 PM
Does your wife read this journal?!!!
LOL, nope. She knows I have it and where it's at, but never checks it out. Wouldn't matter anyways. I joke with her about it all the time. She knows I'm never leaving her. She's my one and only. :)

TheSicilian
02-22-2005, 11:16 PM
Nice stuff brother, going hard!

Bruteman
02-23-2005, 07:48 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 20min
1 round of burpee intervals
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...None.

Bruteman
02-23-2005, 07:48 AM
Nice stuff brother, going hard!
Thanks man. :)

lilmase1153
02-23-2005, 03:54 PM
Don't get me started on her sister again. :drooling: I would gladly do the sister swap if I could, lol. Alas, she's married and in Florida. Probably a good thing as it reduces temptation. :D
ok so the sister is out of the question and since i dont do the married chick thing does she have a cousin a niece maybe my age :) ...

soo what type of abbs do you do big guy.. i mean it says abbs but what does taht entail?

Bruteman
02-23-2005, 05:39 PM
TRAINING

3min rounds:
3 rounds of skip rope
3 rounds of shadow boxing
3 rounds of heavy bag
2 rounds of skip rope
2 rounds of shadow boxing
2 rounds of heavy bag
2 rounds of speed bag

Comments, BS and what not...Well, here's the deal. I'm going to the promoters gym on saturday to spar some of his guys, so he can evaluate me. Depending on how I look he's going to do one of two things. A)Say go ahead and go pro. B)Tell me to fight AMATUER! He(promoter) says he is about 90% sure he can make it so I can fight amatuer. That is awesome. Don't get me wrong, I'm very confident in my abilities, but a few am. fights would help me greatly. It would give me more fight experience without taking as much of a beating. If you've never seen amatuer fights, they stop fights and give 8 counts very easily. They protect the fighters from damage a lot. It's actually quite hard to get a KO in the am's cause of it. One bad thing for me is my nose bleeds very easily, and they will stop the fight cause of it. So need to get that fixed. So, there you have it. I might get to fight amatuer after all. Added bonus is the cut off weight for my class is 205. :D

Bruteman
02-23-2005, 05:47 PM
ok so the sister is out of the question and since i dont do the married chick thing does she have a cousin a niece maybe my age :) ...

soo what type of abbs do you do big guy.. i mean it says abbs but what does taht entail?
Nope, no one else in the family for ya'. Sorry bud. :)

Typical abb day is 2 sets of knee raises(you know, hanging form a pullup bar) and 2 sets of cable crunches(side to side style, 30 each side). I'll sub in crunches on the decline bench, and those twisty things(with a bar across your shoulders) sometimes.

lilmase1153
02-23-2005, 05:57 PM
awesome brute that sounds just awesome bro.. i hope all goes well. and i have the same proablem my nose bleeds far too easy even if just a tap on the nose and its gameover blood all over the place.. i know your gonna do great brute just keep doing what your doing and all those 3 min rounds will pay off..

your just trying to keep me out the family are'nt you. i see how it is :) someones got relatives for me you big fibber you

Bruteman
02-24-2005, 09:20 AM
HEAVY BENCH

Bench: 225x5, 245x5, 265x5, 285x2, 305x1
DB Bench: 90x8, 90x5
Shrugs: 260x10, 260x4 Used strict form
V-Bar Pulldown: 180x8, 180x3
Sit Bent Lat/Sit Side Lat: 20/20x10/10, 20/20x10/8
DB Inc Curl: 45x8, 45x4
Skull Crush: 125x8, 125x4

Comments, BS and what not...No energy today. Some of my reps on lifts are going to go down, cause it's time to focus on form again. I've been letting it get sloppier than I like, so need to fix it. Bench has been stagnant for a while, but not sure if it's from losing weight, or if it has "worn out its usefullness." May go to Incline press for a while and see if that helps the situation.

Bruteman
02-24-2005, 09:27 AM
awesome brute that sounds just awesome bro.. i hope all goes well. and i have the same proablem my nose bleeds far too easy even if just a tap on the nose and its gameover blood all over the place.. i know your gonna do great brute just keep doing what your doing and all those 3 min rounds will pay off..
heh, got a nose bleed once while washing my face. Pathetic huh? lol Probably have to get it cauterized. My brother had too. In fact all my sib's have the same problem. Been training with 3min rounds and might get to fight 2min rounds...them boys best watch out for me. :D


your just trying to keep me out the family are'nt you. i see how it is :) someones got relatives for me you big fibber you
I would never do such a thing. :angel:

pruneman
02-24-2005, 09:32 AM
HEAVY BENCH


...I'd say so. ;P
Fine work bruteman. Your gonna have to try harder if you are going to convince us that that was not a good session...low energy...pfff.

Wikked1
02-24-2005, 09:36 AM
I still think you've got a great bench bro! I wish I could even come close to those numbers!

Coke
02-24-2005, 09:48 AM
Damn good workout session...you have really been training hard getting ready for the ring - best of luck on Saturday!!

Bruteman
02-24-2005, 08:53 PM
pruneman:
heh, thanks man. Really, I swear, I felt run down. ;)

Wikked1:
Thanks bud. You'll get there. I'm sure of it. If my sorry @ss can do it, d@mn near anyone can.

CoCoa:
Thanks bro'. :)

Bruteman
02-25-2005, 07:30 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 20min
1 round of burpee intervals
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...Skipped the cardio yesterday if you didn't notice. Felt good today. Th, th, th, th, that's all folks! :D

Bruteman
02-25-2005, 05:09 PM
TRAINING

3min rounds:
3 rounds of skip rope
3 rounds of shadow boxing
3 rounds of heavy bag
2 rounds of sparring w/'Bama
2 rounds of skip rope
2 rounds of shadow boxing
2 rounds of heavy bag
3 rounds of speed bag

Comments, BS and what not...Just a session. The kid i sparred is a cocky S.O.B. and told coach he's ready to spar, so I got the pleasure of course. Did alright I guess. I just still do stupid things that I know better than to do/not do. Mainly cause I lack sparring and everything still isn't quite second nature. Luckily he's pretty bad, so he didn't catch me flush with too many punches(maybe 3), but he does hit hard. If he learns to straighten those suckers out he's gonna' be thumpin' lots of people. Still planning on going to spar at the other gym tomorrow around noon. I'll let you know how that turns out afterwards of course. :)

lilmase1153
02-26-2005, 08:16 AM
strong brute very strong all around.. your kickin major ass bro and your w/os and sessions seem to be more intense.. awesome work

Bruteman
02-27-2005, 07:08 AM
TRAINING

3min rounds:
2 rounds skip rope
2 rounds speed bag
2 rounds shadow boxing
2 rounds heavy bag

weight: 200 This is this mornings weight. I normally weigh myself saturday morning. So this is probably a bit off, cause I tend to eat lots of good, salty, fatty foods on saturday. :angel: :D

Comments, BS and what not...Quick, easy session, cause coach is a dumb dumb. :rolleyes: The trainer who knew where the other gym was had to work, so the other trainer was taking us to the other gym. Well, both of them have less than spectacular mental capacity, lol, so one telling the other where someplace is didn't work out so well. We looked all over the general vacinity of where we thought it was and couldn't find it, and none of us had a cell(or knew the other gyms # anyways). After a while we gave up cause if we would have found it, by the time we got warmed up, their fighters would have been tired from their workouts. So we just went back to our gym and had a quick session. Maybe another time, and I'll make sure and take care of the logistics myself next time. :p

Bruteman
02-27-2005, 07:10 AM
strong brute very strong all around.. your kickin major ass bro and your w/os and sessions seem to be more intense.. awesome work
Thanks (not so)lil' franco.

lilmase1153
02-27-2005, 06:13 PM
not so lil my ass.. maybe when im as big as you i can be big franco or somethin but not yet..

anyways back to your short w/o i really think that sucks you couldnt find the place but at least you got some sorta w/o going.. just keep hittin it big bro and stay positive and believe you can do it and its yours for the taking brute..
good luck

Coke
02-28-2005, 05:08 AM
Not quite the news I wanted to hear...damn bro, I was looking forward to hearing some stuff and you always illustrate so well its almost like I am there myself - keep up the great work!!

Bruteman
02-28-2005, 07:35 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 4min warmup; 12x30sec w/30sec rests; 4min cooldown
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...None.

Bruteman
02-28-2005, 07:44 AM
not so lil my ass.. maybe when im as big as you i can be big franco or somethin but not yet..

anyways back to your short w/o i really think that sucks you couldnt find the place but at least you got some sorta w/o going.. just keep hittin it big bro and stay positive and believe you can do it and its yours for the taking brute..
good luck
It did kinda' blow. I was looking forward to sparring someone different. I only stayed for the session so the other guy wouldn't have to workout alone. Thanks for the support bro'. It really helps keep me motivated. :)

Wikked1
02-28-2005, 07:48 AM
Admiring your work ethic bro. Keep it up with that training aight?! I can't help but think of Rocky every time I come in bro!!

Bruteman
02-28-2005, 07:49 AM
Not quite the news I wanted to hear...damn bro, I was looking forward to hearing some stuff and you always illustrate so well its almost like I am there myself - keep up the great work!!
It was a let down. I'll get some sparring in at their gym eventually, and will tell the tale of it to you all. ;)

As I told mase, thank you for supporting me through all this also. It helps keep me honest in my training knowing people are expecting nothing but the best from me. :)

Bruteman
02-28-2005, 07:51 AM
Admiring your work ethic bro. Keep it up with that training aight?! I can't help but think of Rocky every time I come in bro!!
Why thank you. lol, now if I could just get a break like Rocky did at some time during my career. That'd be awesome!

lilmase1153
02-28-2005, 09:42 AM
nice cardio brute.. and you just keep pounding out these w/os and ill keep coming back...

Bruteman
02-28-2005, 05:03 PM
TRAINING

3min rounds:
3 rounds skip rope
3 rounds shadow boxing
2min rounds:
4 rounds heavy bag
2 rounds skip rope
2 rounds shadow boxing
2 rounds heavy bag
2 rounds speed bag

Comments, BS and what not...Switched to 2min rounds cause the kids were sparring tonight. Layed back session tonight. I did the work, but nothing to brag about.

Bruteman
02-28-2005, 05:05 PM
nice cardio brute.. and you just keep pounding out these w/os and ill keep coming back...
It's a deal bro'. ;)

briancurran01
02-28-2005, 05:19 PM
nice work bri...cardio hoe you

PizDoff
02-28-2005, 05:41 PM
Go easy nose bleeders! :D
The cold climate here doesn't help either...


Brute - If you don't already, get video tapes of your sparring matches, to see what you did right, what you need to work on, and what you did wrong. Do over them a few times with your coach.

You can then see what unconscious habits you may have when sparring.

lilmase1153
02-28-2005, 06:53 PM
so brute tell me how did the 2 min rounds feel? easier since you have been hittin up the 3 min rounds.. nice w/o

Chubrock
02-28-2005, 07:59 PM
2 minute rounds....SLACKER!!!! HAHA nice work anyway bro.

Bruteman
03-01-2005, 08:57 AM
BACK, DELTS & FOREARMS

Pullups: +15x8, +15x5+2
Bent Rows: 185x8, 185x6+2
Dead Lift: 265x8, 265x8

Clean&Press: 140x8, 140x5+2
Side Laterals: 25x9, 25x5+2
Bent Cable Lateral: 20x8, 20x4+2

False Reverse Grip Curl/BB Wrist Curl: 80/75x10/10, 80/75x4+2/10

Comments, BS and what not...Back to this routine again. When boxing lately it feels like I'm missing a little something. Lifting is the only thing I've changed really, so going back to this routine to see if I can get "it" back. Instead of just dropping weight on bb rows, decided to drop weight on all lifts and refocus on form for everything. That put a good dent into what I could lift, lol. In case you forgot, the "+2" means 2 rest/pause reps(stop, count to 10, do a rep, stop, count to 10, do one last rep).

Bruteman
03-01-2005, 09:06 AM
briancurran01:
heh, thanks bro'. I feel so dirty doing all this cardio. ;)

PizDoff:
The winter does make my nose worse. I don't have near as much trouble in the summer time.

I should start taping my sparring. One guys wife did it for him once, but that was it. You know, I've never seen myself fight at all. I don't have a clue what I look like in the ring. That's kind of sad ain't it?

lilmase1153:
2min rounds feel like cake. I usually short change myself because I pace like it's a 3min round still.

Chubrock:
haha, that's what I felt like too. :p Thanks bud.

pruneman
03-01-2005, 09:32 AM
nice work bruteman. Pullups are looking nice.

Coke
03-01-2005, 09:36 AM
Damn good routine modification...but don't you change at all for you a great bro to have!!

lilmase1153
03-01-2005, 10:42 AM
nice work brute.. i think changng things up will help you out in the long run

Wikked1
03-01-2005, 10:51 AM
I find that it's good for the soul to do a little back up work (not so great on the ego) but slowing the lifts down and working with excellent form really does make a huge difference. I think you're doing the right thing bro. Nice solid session!

PizDoff
03-01-2005, 05:51 PM
PizDoff:
The winter does make my nose worse. I don't have near as much trouble in the summer time.

I should start taping my sparring. One guys wife did it for him once, but that was it. You know, I've never seen myself fight at all. I don't have a clue what I look like in the ring. That's kind of sad ain't it?

Glad you're taking my advice! :D
If you are going to go pro or amateur or whatever I think it is a MUST!
I saw little idiosyncrasies that I didn't like or notice before, and I have definately fixed them to become better. Good luck!

I'm watching! :D

Bruteman
03-01-2005, 06:08 PM
CARDIO

Bike, 20min
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...No burpees today, didn't want to disturb the wifey. I do them in the living room and she was watching one of her shows. Was going to run, but we've got about 6" of snow yesterday and today and it was windy. In other words, I'm a puss and didn't want to go out in the nastyness. :p

Bruteman
03-01-2005, 06:19 PM
pruneman:
Thanks prunemang. :D

CoCoa:
You is alright yourself. ;) Thanks bro'.

lilmase1153:
Let's hope it helps anyways.

Wikked1:
Yeah, every so often you have to check and make sure you're doing things correctly still. Thank you.

PizDoff:
*looks over shoulder* Piz, is that you? :p It's a good idea, so I'll try and get a few sparring sessions taped. It's much easier to critique when you are watching it, rather than trying to remember what you were doing.

Bruteman
03-02-2005, 08:06 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 4min warmup; 6x1min w/1min rests; 4min cooldown
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...Felt easy today. Back and shoulders sore from yesterday. Not sure if the club will be open today. Coach said if it was still bad out he wouldn't open it. Luckily he gave me a key to the club on monday, so it's always open for me. :D heh, just might be a little lonely in there.

lilmase1153
03-02-2005, 10:20 AM
he gave you a key, how cool is that. shows he trusts you brute.. anyways ace cardio and abs as always bro..

Chubrock
03-02-2005, 11:19 AM
Hey Brute I pmed ya. We've got something we need to talk about...

Bruteman
03-02-2005, 05:43 PM
TRAINING

3min rounds:
3 rounds skip rope
3 rounds shadow boxing
3 rounds heavy bag
3 rounds speed bag
2 rounds skip rope
2 rounds shadow boxing
2 rounds heavy bag
2 rounds speed bag

Comments, BS and what not...Told ya' the gym's always open for me. :D Got there a little later than normal and there were a bunch of the kids waiting to get in. Some were even standing outside at the door(it's a bit chilly for that, lol)! Was going to mess with them for a bit, but they looked pretty cold, so I opened the door for them right away. Most everyone showed up suprisingly. Back and shoulders were a little sore, but felt awesome today anyways. Wish I could've hit the mitts, or sparred, today and taken advantage of how I felt. Need to at least hit the mitts on friday. Need to hit them more often, but once a week is satisfactory.

Bruteman
03-02-2005, 05:47 PM
he gave you a key, how cool is that. shows he trusts you brute.. anyways ace cardio and abs as always bro..
Said he wanted another adult that could open and close the gym in case he couldn't make it sometimes. heh, does that mean I'm a full fledged grown up now? Guess I better start acting like one then. ;) :p

Bruteman
03-02-2005, 05:48 PM
Hey Brute I pmed ya. We've got something we need to talk about...
PM recieved. I'm trying to think of something. I'll get back with you, unless you come up with something first.

PizDoff
03-02-2005, 07:09 PM
'Belt promotion' :D


PizDoff:
*looks over shoulder* Piz, is that you? :p It's a good idea, so I'll try and get a few sparring sessions taped. It's much easier to critique when you are watching it, rather than trying to remember what you were doing.

I think I gotta agree with that statement. Getting hit in the head hasn't helped my memory at all! :bash:

Bruteman
03-02-2005, 08:47 PM
'Belt promotion' :D
hehe, hope it's a red belt, cause all the blood from my nose is going to make it red anyways.




I think I gotta agree with that statement. Getting hit in the head hasn't helped my memory at all! :bash:
LOL, I use that as my excuse when I forget to do things on my "Honey Do" list.

lilmase1153
03-02-2005, 11:11 PM
nice session brute and congrats on finally being an adult :)


but whats this with you and chubbs, you guys arent keeping secrets from me are you?

Bruteman
03-03-2005, 05:55 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 20min
1 round burpee intervals
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...Today's schedule doesn't alow me to lift in the morning. So snuck my cardio in real quick instead.

Lata'!

Bruteman
03-03-2005, 05:55 AM
but whats this with you and chubbs, you guys arent keeping secrets from me are you?
Not anymore. ;)

lilmase1153
03-03-2005, 07:47 AM
Im in...... just give me the details as you 2 work it out..

Coke
03-03-2005, 10:08 AM
...damn that is nice, you got the key and running things over there - keep everything on lock dude.

Bruteman
03-03-2005, 03:14 PM
LEGS

Squat: 245x8, 245x8
Lunge: 210x8, 210x5+2
Leg Extensions: 220x8, 220x5+2

Leg Curls: 110x8, 110x8
Stand Leg Curl: 60x8, 60x6+2

Stand Calves: 305x10, 305x8+2
Stand Calf: 55x9, 55x7+2

Comments, BS and what not...Again, dropped weight and focused on form. Been awhile since I've done lunges. I'm going to feel those tomorrow. :cry: :p Happy with the session all in all.

Bruteman
03-03-2005, 03:18 PM
lilmase1153:
Cool. I'll keep you updated.

CoCoa:
Tiz' kinda' nice. Don't worry, I'll keep everything ship shape. Don't want to lose my priviledges. ;)

Coke
03-04-2005, 04:47 AM
Fine work for the legs bro, especially with getting those lunges in there - ought to get to them myself.

Chubrock
03-04-2005, 07:26 AM
There ya go Brute. Still puttin up some damn nice numbers. Got a question for ya. If I was to start doing a **** load of cardio again, but still eat enough food to be in a calorie surplus, do you think I'd be more inclined to drop a little bf along the way? I only ask, because as a boxer you do a **** load of cardio.

Bruteman
03-04-2005, 08:03 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 4min warmup; 12x30sec w/30sec rests; 4min cooldown
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...Did I mention I'd feel the effects of those lunges today. :cry: Despite the sore legs, the intervals went great. Teh lungs are apparently in great shape. Yeah for me! :)

Bruteman
03-04-2005, 08:05 AM
Fine work for the legs bro, especially with getting those lunges in there - ought to get to them myself.
Thanks bro'. Lunges are great. They really help build up that "squatters @ss" we all covet soo much. :p

Bruteman
03-04-2005, 08:13 AM
There ya go Brute. Still puttin up some damn nice numbers. Got a question for ya. If I was to start doing a **** load of cardio again, but still eat enough food to be in a calorie surplus, do you think I'd be more inclined to drop a little bf along the way? I only ask, because as a boxer you do a **** load of cardio.
Hmm...I'd say your BF% might drop a bit. It's hard to eat enough to be in surplus when doing lots of cardio, so it would be like going on a clean bulk to an extent. So at the least you'll stay the same BF%, but be gaining weight=good. Can you follow my logic there? lol, it makes sense in my head, but typing it out right is a bit difficult.

Chubrock
03-04-2005, 08:31 AM
Yea I understand what you're saying. The only reason I'm thinking about doing it, is because something my dad said. My dad doesn't think that only dropping bodyfat will get my abs to show any at all. He's thinkin that the little bit of loose skin I have left just isn't going to tighten up enough, so he said that I'd have to put on some more muscle to help tighten the skin back up. I'm thinking that if I can do a **** load of cardio but still put on weight, then I should be able to get my skin to tighten up some.

Bruteman
03-04-2005, 08:50 AM
Yea I understand what you're saying. The only reason I'm thinking about doing it, is because something my dad said. My dad doesn't think that only dropping bodyfat will get my abs to show any at all. He's thinkin that the little bit of loose skin I have left just isn't going to tighten up enough, so he said that I'd have to put on some more muscle to help tighten the skin back up. I'm thinking that if I can do a **** load of cardio but still put on weight, then I should be able to get my skin to tighten up some.
Got ya'. You're young enough that the skin should tighten up after some time, but doing what you're saying would probably help remedy it faster.

Bruteman
03-04-2005, 08:53 AM
Also, and this is a bit "metro sexual", you might want to look into some of those creams they have out for women to help tighten up their skin. Don't know if any of them actually work, but it's at least something to look into.

lilmase1153
03-04-2005, 10:38 AM
brute man the metro.. right on brother ;)


nice legs w/o to by the way.. i still dont know how you do such heavy lunges thats crazy..

Bruteman
03-04-2005, 05:23 PM
TRAINING

3min rounds:
4 rounds shadow boxing
4 rounds skip rope
4 rounds heavy bag
2 rounds mitts
1 round shadow boxing
1 round heavy bag

Comments, BS and what not...Felt real good. Cut it a little shorter than normal, cause everyone was hoggin' the speed bag. The cocky SOB I sparred last week is still talkin' trash, lol. Now he wants the other guy(Bang Bang) that was suppose to go pro. Oh well, he'll learn eventually.<--Meaning I'll ask coach if it's alright for me to go all out for a few punches when sparring him someday. I don't think he realizes how much I hold back when sparring. I don't(and haven't) come anywhere close to hitting someone full on when sparring. I think he'll be suprised at the difference. He'll either be humbled, or quit. I'm putting my money on quit. ;)

Bruteman
03-04-2005, 05:32 PM
brute man the metro.. right on brother ;)
Naw, not me. I'm not purdy enough to be metro. Plus all my extra cash goes to lifting and boxing. None left for that frilly metro stuff.


nice legs w/o to by the way.. i still dont know how you do such heavy lunges thats crazy..
heh, can go heavy cause it don't involve my back. Legs strong like bull. Low back weak like little twig. Thanks for the props bud. :)

Bruteman
03-05-2005, 05:59 AM
CHEST & ARMS

Bench: 250x7, 250x4+2
DB Bench: 85x8, 85x4+1
Plyo Pushup: BWx8, BWx8

Dips: +80x7, +80x3+2
Seated 1 Arm Overhead DB Ext: 35x8, 35x8

BB Curl: 95x8, 95x6+2
Spider Curls: 30x8, 30x5+2

Weight: 201

Comments, BS and what not...Blah! No energy.

Chubrock
03-05-2005, 07:24 AM
Shut up bitch. +80lbs for 7 dips. Quit ya whining. Damn nice workout Brute.

lilmase1153
03-05-2005, 01:35 PM
that looks like a pretty solid w/o to me.... awesome work bruteman the metro :)

Coke
03-07-2005, 05:19 AM
Don't hurt'em bro, any trash talkin twit has it comin though - :D ...keep up the good work!

Bruteman
03-07-2005, 08:13 AM
CARDIO

None. I'm a lazy @ss.

Comments, BS and what not...Went to the Arnold on saturday. Got to meet everyone, but my shy, antisocial self didn't get around to talking to everyone as much as I would've liked. I'll spend at least one night down there next time so I can spend a little more time with the group. It was nice to put a person to the screen names though. It's also humbling standing next to some of them giant freaks. Most of the guys made me feel skinny. Of course a lot of the chicks at the expo made me feel skinny to, lol.

WillKuenzel
03-07-2005, 08:24 AM
Great to have met you! Wish we could have talked more but that'll happen next time. Still was good to shake your hand!

Bruteman
03-07-2005, 08:48 AM
Chubrock:
heh, thanks bro'. Wasn't whining, just saying I didn't feel it that day. ;)

lilmase1153:
Thanks man.

CoCoa:
I won't hurt him...promise. :angel: I'll try and keep up the good work. It's getting tough though. Seems like every time I'm close to getting a fight, something throws me a curve and I have to wait some more. Now I have to wait and see if I can fight amatuer. Then I'll have to wait until I can get an amatuer fight lined up. Plus, all the training is putting a strain on the marriage. To be honest, I'm starting to wonder if I should really persue this or not again. As I've said before, if I were single it would be a no brainer, but I'm not. The strain it is putting on my life is mounting again, like before, and I'm not sure if it is worth it. I hate to back out now. There are people that are waiting/expecting me to do this, and, mostly, I just hate to not follow through with things. I knew going into this it would be tough and stressfull. The question is, how much am I willing to put my family through for my own endevours? Right now I'm at the break point, and I'm not even working. Once I go back to work I will hardly see my wife and daughter if I keep it up. I hope you, and everyone else here, understands my dilema. I also hope I don't let any of you down, or lose your respect, if I decide to walk away from boxing.
BAH! Too much heavy topic talking from me. I'm depressed now. Where are the cookies? *pigs out to relieve depression* :D

Bruteman
03-07-2005, 09:02 AM
Great to have met you! Wish we could have talked more but that'll happen next time. Still was good to shake your hand!
Same here bud. I should've drug my @ss out of bed to workout with you all. I feel dumb for not doing it now. I would've mingled and talked to all of you more then. :bang:

briancurran01
03-07-2005, 09:05 AM
hey Bri...do what you gotta do for your family man...It takes a big man to put aside his dreams for the better of his family.

You will never loose my respect bro..In fact giving up your dreams for your family...makes me respect you that much more :)

Focused70
03-07-2005, 09:12 AM
Where are the cookies? *pigs out to relieve depression* :D

Hobbit Food Pr0nography

http://img234.exs.cx/img234/9726/cookies3ym.jpg
Always glad to help a fellow hobbit. :)

Stash

Coke
03-07-2005, 11:23 AM
Whatever you decide to do in life, I'm with you 100% - I think you know what is best for yourself and your family...I know you have a greater wisdom than most people I've ever met in my life!!...good chest and arm training man.

Wikked1
03-07-2005, 11:37 AM
Whoa that was a pretty deep post bro. Here have a pint of Ben & Jerry's and wash it down with a couple cold ones.....now let's go squat and think about why beer & ice cream ain't so good together! :D Best of luck in whatever you decide bro!

Chubrock
03-07-2005, 01:10 PM
It's amazing how absorbed we become in our endeavors that we tend to overlook the things we are neglecting. It takes a man of wisdom to peer through the smoke and see the strain his actions have on others. It takes a stronger and even wiser man to consider giving up his dreams for his family. You know I'm with ya 100% bro. There ain't no way I'd criticize you for being the bigger man and doing what you feel is morally right. If there's anything I can do for ya man let me know, or if ya just wanna shoot the ****, catch me on AIM.


Oh yea, like Wikked said, we ought to all get together, hit the Squat Rack, and pound the hell outta our problems.

Bruteman
03-08-2005, 07:18 AM
BACK, DELTS & FOREARMS

Shrugs/DB Pullover: 245/80x10/10, 245/80x4+2/10
V-Bar Pulldown: 170x8, 170x5+2
V-Bar Cable Row: 175x8, 175x5+2

DB Shoulder Press: 30x8, 30x8
Sit Bent Laterals: 25x10, 25x7+2
Side Cable Lateral: 15x10, 15x10

DB Wrist Curl/Supination Pronation: 50/10x10/10, 50/10x10/7+2

Comments, BS and what not...Still can't quite go all out on the DB shoulder press. Right shoulder still hurts a little. Grip gave out on the second set of shrugs, so that was a weak looking set. Don't know why, never had an issue with grip before. *shrugs* Had a headache, so no boxing club last night. Watched the first episode of "Contender". Much, much, much better than "The Next Great Champ". That's all. Later. :)

Bruteman
03-08-2005, 07:35 AM
briancurran01:
Thanks bro'. Your words mean a lot to me. :)

SobaAddict70:
:drooling: Mmmmm, my first food porn. Thank thee.

CoCoa:
Greater wisdom?! *goes and looks up what that means* :p
Thanks my man. I know I can always count on you for support.

Wikked1:
*hurls all over floor* It won't take long to figure out why they don't go together. lol Thanks for the support.

Chubrock:
Squats...they cure what ail's ya'. ;) Thank you for your support too. It means a lot to me to know that you, and everyone else here, are behind me no matter what.
Talk about greater wisdom. You must have just got back from philosophy class when you typed up that post.

briancurran01
03-08-2005, 07:36 AM
good looking session bri....still looking strong man

Chubrock
03-08-2005, 08:28 AM
Nice lookin session man. Admit it, you didn't have a headache, you just wanted to be lazy haha.

Oh yea, as for the philosphy class, I don't have one haha. It just must be my superior intellect shining through lol.

ElPietro
03-08-2005, 08:36 AM
Good to meet you bud. You are too gentlemanly for your screen name! :D

Too bad we didn't get you in for the gym session, but for we'll iron out all our mistakes for WBB Arnie #2.

Coke
03-09-2005, 06:02 AM
The session was cool mang, good way to work around the sore shoulder...better learn to get a better grip on - :D

Bruteman
03-09-2005, 07:37 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 20min
1 round of burpee intervals
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...None.

Bruteman
03-09-2005, 07:50 AM
briancurran01:
Thank ye kind sir.

Chubrock:
You might be right about being lazy, but I won't admit it. :D

Superior intellect, pfft :rolleyes:, d@mn smart@ss kids. :p

ElPietro:
It was nice to meet you too. heh, never did understand why the guys gave me that nickname.

Yeah, I'll plan ahead a little better next time. Even though I was there for a while, I felt rushed to an extent and didn't really get to enjoy the whole experience.

CoCoa:
Thanks my man. And next year I'm dragging your @ss, kicking and screaming if I have to, down to the Arnold too. :D

Isaac Wilkins
03-09-2005, 10:30 AM
Hey man, it was really nice to meet you in Columbus. You put up with the 3rd degree from George in the car very well!

Hopefully we'll be able to hang out a lot more next time.

Wikked1
03-09-2005, 12:04 PM
See dude you're just too likable! It's pretty much shows up even in your posts! That's a good thing though bro! I could tell you're a class act all the way! There's no way I'm missing this event next time around!!

Bruteman
03-09-2005, 04:54 PM
TRAINING

2min rounds:
5 rounds skip rope
5 rounds shadow boxing
5 rounds heavy bag
5 rounds speed bag

Comments, BS and what not...No umph today. Well, you may remember the cocky SOB, he be gone. Guess I missed all the fun on Monday. Him and Bang Bang sparred and he did his usual pissin', moaning and back talkin'. So coach told him to get the hell out and don't come back. No big loss. ;)

Bruteman
03-09-2005, 05:02 PM
Hey man, it was really nice to meet you in Columbus. You put up with the 3rd degree from George in the car very well!

Hopefully we'll be able to hang out a lot more next time.
It was cool meeting you to man. It's a good thing he gave me the 20 questions routine. Otherwise I probably wouldn't have said hardly anything. I'm not the most chatty guy. Will definitly work it so i can spend more time with ya'll next time.

Bruteman
03-09-2005, 05:16 PM
See dude you're just too likable! It's pretty much shows up even in your posts! That's a good thing though bro! I could tell you're a class act all the way! There's no way I'm missing this event next time around!!
There's going to be quite the WBB croud next time if all you people actually show up. Sweeeeeet!

D@mn. If everyone keeps up with the, "your such a good/nice guy," stuff i might actually blush. LOL I'm honored you, and everyone else, thinks that about me. I'll try to live up to it. You're not such a bad guy yourself there bud, and it will be a good day when I can shake your hand. :)

ryuage
03-10-2005, 09:01 AM
its always the quiet ones you got to worry about :)

Bruteman
03-10-2005, 12:59 PM
LEGS

BB Hack Squat: 305x8, 305x8
Front Squat: 175x8, 175x8
1 Leg Extension: 125x8, 125x8

RDL: 260x8, 260x8
1 Leg Curl: 55x7, 55x3+2

Donkey Calves: 320x10, 320x10
Stand Calf: 55x10, 55x9+2

Comments, BS and what not...Good session today. Felt strong and in control of the weights.

Bruteman
03-10-2005, 01:00 PM
its always the quiet ones you got to worry about :)
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Coke
03-10-2005, 03:51 PM
Props on all of the training rounds, rumble young man rumble - :D ...very nice leg and calf work bro.

Chubrock
03-10-2005, 08:14 PM
NICE lookin session bro. Those front squats look tough. I haven't ever taken the time to learn to do em.

PizDoff
03-10-2005, 09:22 PM
Good coach! Hhahaha that's excellent!


Felt strong and in control of the weights.

I love it when you talk dirty to me.

Bruteman
03-11-2005, 10:46 AM
CARDIO

Bike, 20min
1 round of burpee intervals
Abbs, 4x30

Comments, BS and what not...What a lazy @ss I was this week. I'll be skipping the boxing club tonight cause my parents are having us for dinner, so that don't help either. Counting tomorrow's workout, I'll only have done 6 of the 11 sessions I'm suppose to do in a week. Plus I've been eating poorly. I needz to get my sh*t back together. Guess I'll finish up this week and re-dedicate myself starting Monday.

Bruteman
03-11-2005, 10:50 AM
Props on all of the training rounds, rumble young man rumble - :D ...very nice leg and calf work bro.
hehe, thanks bro'. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee...lol, yeah right. I float like a brick...but hit like a wrecking ball. :evillaugh

Bruteman
03-11-2005, 10:52 AM
NICE lookin session bro. Those front squats look tough. I haven't ever taken the time to learn to do em.
Thanks man. Front squats are tough at first, but the learning curve is quick.

Bruteman
03-11-2005, 10:57 AM
Good coach! Hhahaha that's excellent!
Yeah, he don't deal with dumb@ss's very well, or for very long.


I love it when you talk dirty to me.
Oh baby, I want to take my...oh, wait...what? huh? :p