Braxton Miller is Bane from 'The Dark Knight Rises'

By DJ Byrnes on July 15, 2014 at 11:15a
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Last week, ESPN's Adam Rittenberg listed Braxton Miller as a potential "Big Ten villain." This week, it appears Braxton Miller has taken that role to heart.

Here's a photo he posted this morning on Instagram:

BAAANE

I don't know why he's wearing shoulder pads here, but it appears Braxton likes that look

Ohio State's senior signal caller, who's rehabbing a shoulder injury, is wearing one of those newfangled elevation training masks, which promise increased lung capacity, anaerobic thresholds, oxygen efficiency and energy production, among other things.

Of course, it also looks a lot like the mask Bane wore as the villain in the 2012 blockbuster, The Dark Knight Riseswhich is nice.

The problem, for Ohio State fans, anyway, is Bane died in the fourth quarter — a mere five yards from accomplishing his goals.

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Gametime's picture

The problem, for Ohio State fans, anyway, is Bane died in the fourth quarter  a mere five yards from accomplishing his goals.

Only you DJ...LOL.

I need to buy you a pint guy. 

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

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hodge's picture

What is a pint guy, and how do you purchase one?

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Earle's picture

Italics are for emphasis.

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

Elevation masks don't do anything

I am much disappoint in Coach Mick and Braxton

Does anyone know if BucksFan changed his icon?

11UrbzAndSpices's picture

Well there have never been any studies that prove their claims, aside from the ones that they sponsor.

Harry Selkow, S&C coach http://asp.elitefts.net/qa/default.asp?qid=185576

Most S&C coaches I find say they're useless and there's no studies to support Training Mask's claims. INFORMATION is hard to find out there, just a lot of opinions.

If you want to pony up the money, I'd love to put together a study.

Does anyone know if BucksFan changed his icon?

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

http://marcmegna.com/2013/08/26/are-altitude-training-masks-worth-it/

http://dirtinyourskirt.com/musings/stop-wearing-the-mask-it-just-makes-you-look-stupid/

Anyway, I hate fitness fads. Always have and always will. When things like this pop up, they anger me. Bring me hard evidence that it works before you try to sell it to me, ya know?

Does anyone know if BucksFan changed his icon?

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ChimdiCheckyaselfbeforeyawreckyaself's picture

I'm no scientist, but comparing my stomach to Braxton's, it would appear something is working!

A little is better than nada, sometimes you want the whole enchilada

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bwh's picture

Yeah, exercise. 

Heyo!

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brylee's picture

WHATEVER IT TAKES!!!!

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Squirrel Master's picture

even if the actual device doesn't work, it would still have a placebo effect for the person who believes it works. I'm not saying this stuff is legit but to those who think it is, they get something out of it.

even the stuff that does work, it still only works so much. So why buy stuff that works? Does copper really help the body? yes, but is it enough to make a big difference? no. Do high tech football pads really make a player that much more aerodynamic or faster? not really, but when they put them on it looks cool and they feel more pumped up so they run faster and hit harder! The right mind frame can make anything work.

so basically what I am saying is you sound cynical and don't believe in this stuff, which works for you, but don't say it does nothing for nobody because to some people the effects are mental. They believe, so it helps them. They don't need empirical data to believe in everything.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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bwh's picture

Keep in mind the "research" written to back up claims by the Training Mask company comes from this guy (copied and pasted directly from their website)... he used to be listed as a PhD in sociology, but now its Math/Physics.... so that's weird. Also that it's "accepted" in canada and the UK. What the hell does that mean?

Dr. Artour Rakhimov - Moscow University PhD (Math/Physics), accepted in Canada and the UK

* Winner of regional competitions in mathematics, chess, and sport orienteering (during teenage and University years)
* Joined Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 2001
* Former captain of the ski-O varsity team and member of the cross-country skiing varsity team of the Moscow State University, best student teams of the USSR
* Former individual coach of world-elite athletes from Soviet (Russian) and Finnish national teams who took gold and silver medals during World Championships
* Total distance covered by running, cross country skiing, and swimming: over 100,000 km or over 2.5 loops around the Earth
* Author of the publication which won Russian National 1998 Contest of scientific and methodological sport papers
* Author of the most comprehensive book in English (“Normal breathing: the key to vital health”) about the Buteyko breathing method and one of the largest world’s website devoted to breathing training (www.NormalBreathing.com)
* Buteyko breathing teacher (since 2002 up to now) and trainer
* Health writer and health educator 

(PAT.8.590.533 B2)

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QBYBuckeye's picture

If the kid thinks it works, it does.  Psychology.

New York Buckeye

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BroJim's picture

Lol. Awesome post!

I season my simple food with hunger

shadybuck's picture

muffle your voice into a crackly higher pitched darth vader?

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AndyVance's picture

Yeah, that's a helluva thing to throw out there without some manner of explanation, rationale or link to a source disputing their efficacy (and I'm not saying you're wrong, I just assume that Coach Mick, who is widely regarded as one of the best in the business at what he does, has a valid reason for deploying this gadget).

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

I didn't think I'd have to prove my opinion haha, I've been trying to find hard evidence either way but can't find anything substantial.

And Coach Mick is infinitely better than whoever came before him (I forget his name, Eric Lichter?). I remember he made the players get on a goofy balance platform all the time that also didn't do anything.

Does anyone know if BucksFan changed his icon?

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robobuck's picture

I am much disappoint in you for doubting Braxton and coach Mick, but not in your profile name.

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24

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bwh's picture

They are a fad, much like the "perfect pushup" which you also see in gyms run by highly regarded trainers. A lot of the 'research' done by people who back up these training masks are done by people with PhDs (but not medical doctors) or "fitness celebrities." 

Hell, the 'training mask' company had their "research" be written by a total clown (I think he had a PhD in Political Science). It was so much hokum that they actually had a "these claims have not been substantiated" all over their research page in little text. 

Elevation masks do NOT simulate actual elevation, which is useful for endurance athletes. True elevation training increases red cell count (oxygen transport) among other things as your body adjusts to the hemoglobin transport curve.

Despite being called an 'elevation trainer' the mask is not. It is a hypoxic trainer. 

What the masks will do is restrict airflow, thus making your lungs work harder. The actual effect on VO2 max or anything is basically nil, but it does help strengthen your diaphragm which WILL improve your ability to suck air. They will enforce and reinforce the 'breathing' muscles (scalenes, intercostals, abdominals, etc.) which allows an athlete to maintain a higher breathing frequency for a longer amount of time. Unfortunately it is also likely to increase skeletal muscle fatigue because the body is prioritizing the breathing muscles. 

Net, it's a fad.  

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robobuck's picture

#medicalscienceboom

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24

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BeijingBucks's picture

It's not magic it's science!

 

 

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

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KevinJ's picture

Despite being called an 'elevation trainer' the mask is not. It is a hypoxic trainer. 

What the masks will do is restrict airflow, thus making your lungs work harder. The actual effect on VO2 max or anything is basically nil, but it does help strengthen your diaphragm which WILL improve your ability to suck air. They will enforce and reinforce the 'breathing' muscles (scalenes, intercostals, abdominals, etc.) which allows an athlete to maintain a higher breathing frequency for a longer amount of time. Unfortunately it is also likely to increase skeletal muscle fatigue because the body is prioritizing the breathing muscles.

I used to use one of those in the Army they were Gas Masks,  had to train quite a bit with them on and I hated every minute of it.

buckeyebfd's picture

As long as the offense can understand what he says in the huddle and at the line because I could hardly make out a word that Bane said

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Gray Box's picture
Tater_Schroeder's picture

Anyone remember Anthony Gonzalez using this technique to train?

The picture of Braxton wearing the mask reminded me of it. I'm certainly no expert on these treatments, but I do find it fascinating what they try to do to gain an edge.

How Firm Thy Friendship

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DJ Byrnes's picture

"speak of the devil, and he shall appear" still slays me

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FitzBuck's picture

I hate cats....but I would buy banecat

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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clogan1032's picture

Never under estimate the psychological benefit of this type of training.  

But the case study Read showed minimal improvements in blood oxygen levels but decent increases in the blood chemistry profile over training at the same altitude and exercises without the mask, showing that it is doing "something" but I'm not quite sure how one goes about quantifying those results.

Shangheyed's picture

Braxton I bet is an interesting guy, from a far one can see he moves to the beat of a different drum... Embrace the villan in you, take no prisoners!

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Rob Reese's picture

The guys whom ankles Brax broke here still view him as a villain to this day

"All I have known at Michigan is failure.  That's all I know." - Taylor Lewan

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FitzBuck's picture

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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Nappy's picture

That's pretty much what I look like with my shirt off
 

Fan of bacon since 1981

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buckguyfan1's picture

It's official, I'm ready for football.

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ULuvLucy's picture

Anyone ever wonder who is spending all this time dressing Braxton up, oiling him down and taking pictures of him? Dibs?

BrutusBlock O

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Bane died because Catwoman shot him with a missile. As long as a cheerleader doesn't grab a bazooka I think Brax will be just fine being overlord of the B1G.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

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rkylet83's picture

I thought having Bane as a nemesis made Batman look pretty weak...I mean he's just a roided out jock in a gas mask right?

shadybuck's picture

He's basically a roided out version of me, except I'm not roided out, I'm roided iiiiiinnnnn

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Just hit up A Gon and borrow his Oxygen tent.

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BroJim's picture

A. Gonzo! Classic!

I season my simple food with hunger

Eph97's picture

Bane is a telemarketer these days