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Brute's Book

New Log.
RE-INTRO: My name is Brute. I’m an ER/ICU veterinary technician, dork, and generally good natured weirdo. I live in Denver, CO USA and 30 years old. 5’8" plus a few centimeters right now wt’s is 167. I typically float around plus or minus some pounds.

Here’s links to my old logs. THIS IS CHAPTER IV ;)I hope its a good one.




Today was SSB squats :slight_smile:

I think the bar itself is 60# so the wt of it IS included with the totals.
150x5, 170x4, 190x4, 200x4, 210x3, 220x2, 225x2, 230, 240, 250
225x3, 215x3 failed on a 4th, 190x5, 170x10, 150x15

roman chair raises in between set-4 or 5 sets of 8
ghr’s bw 4 sets of 12
hlr’s toes to bar x18,15
glute activation with some crazy ass 80’s leg wt’s too!!! HA !! :smiley:

I just kinda rambled today. I really am liking that ssb for my squats. I know its not the same, a completely different dynamic to regular back squats but I like it! I am a convert!!

I have dreams…dreams of adding wt every weak and getting a beefy max on that thing. The 250 i got today was a biter too :smiley: I will share a vid. Depth isn’t perfect but I’m still proud.

ALSO since the PAN American Bench champs is in town this weekend, my turbo gym has a LOT of space where the benches and stuff have been moved.

Looks SO much better with out those eye-sore benches. :slight_smile:

here it is

oh eyah …and I called in sick to work today…but managed a squat day before. You know how it is :slight_smile:


New log AND PR!!!

I think the depth might be perfect, actually. Beauteous!

First male!!!

Loving it!!! :slight_smile: good work brutie!!!

YEI :D!!!

Brute videos just make me so happy. :slight_smile:

That was a fine-looking squat by the way, the SSB is treating you well. nod

:smiley: HA HA :smiley: Good thing I don’t need much convincing. I’m a vid girl for sure :slight_smile:

Thanks Kristof :slight_smile:


You shoulda added chapter numbers to all your log titles. Then eventually it could be like, Brute’s Book: Chapter VII or something cool like that…

DONE. :)!!!

fronties 145, 165x2, 185x2,200, 210, 220 PR FINALLY FOR FUCK’S SAKE :slight_smile: BUT MY CAMERA STOPPED FILMING AT 6 SECONDS. DAMMIT.
FAIL at 225. OH WELL :smiley:
then 185x5 x 2 sets, 85 x3 then I was done.

After the last few days I’ve had, I needed that PR. Even though its been…oh,… 2 years to get 5 pounds onto my old pr, its still a PR :smiley: I am pleased. I really needed that today.

Did fronties today. Gettin my Brute on!!!


PRPRPRPR!!! Solid work, lady. :slight_smile:

Woooo PR!!!

:smiley: Thanks Texi and Pixie :slight_smile:

ohs 138x12, 143x7,138x8,138x7
Bulgarians with a barbell 95x10/leg,105x8/leg, 115x7/leg
Anderson fronties 135x10,x8,5

I haven’t done those in a long time–andersons or bulgarians-- I think this is my new Sunday workout.

coan week 5
dl’s 280 x3 x3 sets
power shurgs- I KNOW i did these wrong. They feel ridiculous. 190x5 x 3 sets
dl’s 265x5 x 3 sets
bent over rows 115x5, 125x5, 135x5 I wasn’t sure how much I can row. I rarely row. 135 was decent
gm’s 155x5, 175x5, 175 x5
pull downs 120x5 x 3 sets

ssb sq 150x2, 170x2, 190x8, 205x5

here’s my POWER SHRUG. They…seem suspect to me. I don’t like shrugs to begin with … because I guess I don’t believe in them. I have no evidence of this so there you go.

today just fronties
135x2, 155x2, 175x2, 195x3, 200x3 x 2 sets, 205, 205, 195x3 x 2 sets, 185x4 x 2 sets, 175x4

pull up party 8 sets of 6, 2 sets of 5

[quote]brute_fury wrote:
today just fronties
135x2, 155x2, 175x2, 195x3, 200x3 x 2 sets, 205, 205, 195x3 x 2 sets, 185x4 x 2 sets, 175x4

pull up party 8 sets of 6, 2 sets of 5[/quote]

I think your shrugs look fine based on what I think they are.

fyi, I thought the last line above read pull up panty.

Ah!!! Pull up panties I totally own!! No more diapers for me !!!

Thanks for checkin the shrugs too. I just don’t see the point of shrugs I guess. Sure traps…but I feel like they are kinda like doing calve raises. Maybe next week when they are heavier it’ll be different but I doubt it. I’ll just do more ass in them since I still don’t do stiff legged anything.

Love your vids Brute! Looking beastly and with awesome hair :slight_smile: