Just some info on my. 29 year Old , Ex-Navy Rescue Swimmer. 5'11" 245lbs on 4/11/08 and as of 4/30/08 235 lbs. Ok, so I've posted previously that I was being train in November by Louie Resto and I got told by a bunch of people it was ok and if he's sorry for the whole ordeal to give him a chance and see what happens. As it turns out I didn't particularly care for his style and lack of fundamentals while training me. What I mean by fundamentals is he never taught me how to punch correctly ( I had an idea but knew there was more to it then just lobbing my fist toward an object). I gave him a month of working with me and broke my ****carpal by throwing punches incorrectly and hard (at his behest) and I was out of training as quick as I started. I began to train mid Arpil and am using another trainer at the gym. His name is Willie and he's a nice guy who's old school and who really takes time with me. He deals with my excitement and anticipation and treats me like I think a coach should. If I mess up he corrects me and if I keep on he will pretty much stop all training and give me a "what the hell are you doing talk" which motivates me to do it right because I hate them talks! he swears I have a ton of power and he's not worried about me going hard he just wants me to get footwork and technique right. I feel really good about him and I enjoy working out now as before it was more of a chore. Ok so here is the meat and potatoes: Goals: - Get Weight to 190 or so. - Fight Golden Gloves in January ( willie says it's doable with my ability to pick up new techniques) - Maintain 3 sessions a week 2 hours a day of gym work and also incorporate a diet and excersice regiment outside of the boxing gym. As January gets closer maybe up that gym workouts to 5 days a week. ( right now it's not possible as I get married in August and it's just really hectic). Gym Workout as of 4/15/08- 4/30/08 Stretching 50 Jumping jacks 2 rounds of shadowboxing 25 jumping jacks arm circles 20 one way and 20 other way (you look like an airplane and rotate arms) 1 rounds shadow boxing 4 rounds of mitt work or footwork or both together 2-4 rounds of bag work Either uppercut bag or the big fat round bag good for all punches (forget the name as we call the bag bubba) 1-2 rounds of movement around ring getting used to circling around an opponent shadowboxing. Head down to the gym: 25 Situps As of 4/30/08 (I know I'm a fat ass) 12 knees to chest on machine used for dips (sorry don't know real name) 20 leg elevations (back on floor holding pole lifting legs to the pole and slowly lowering them). Medicine ball work 50 passes (around body to another person) 50 Rows either with medicine ball or with machine if it's open/working. End of workout: Stretch a lot and head home. Interesting notes: My trainer / coach tells me I have some of the most muscular legs he's seen and when I learn to really punch with my true power I will hurt people. He also like the fact that if he walks away to speak to someone or to go tot he rest room he comes back and I'm working as hard as when he left. Said I have good work ethic and that he's proud I'm not a quitter. He went so far as to scream in the gym yesterday see this guy here ... he's working harder then all you bums and he's only been coming for 3 weeks... At that point the gym exploded with thuds as people unloaded into their bags to try to show me up which (I gotta admit quite a few did). I don't know if we are allowed or supposed to ask for advice in this area but if anyone could give me a cheap/ effective idea for something to eat/drink before working out so I don't "Hit the wall" It'd be apprecaited. Thanks for taking the time to read this.