Workouts...what do you do?

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    Feb 13, 2011 2:34 PM GMT
    hey everyone! I'm in the process of really wanting to step-up my workouts. I'm in decent shape now, but I'd love to hear what other guys on this site are doing. I'm not wanting to get overly bulky...but some more muscle and a little more tone would be ideal!

    What have you found successful in your workouts? I'd also be up for some accountability as well for those who like pushing each other to hit goals!

    Thanks and have a great rest of your weekend!
    Brad
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    Feb 13, 2011 6:34 PM GMT
    go_vols said I'm not wanting to get overly bulky...but some more muscle and a little more tone would be ideal!


    Brad


    You can lift the heaviest weights in the gym for 6 hours a day and you won't get bulky. Body composition is about diet. Looking more defined is a body fat issue, which is also a diet component.
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    Feb 13, 2011 7:48 PM GMT
    In general, I find I get better results when my workouts focus on compound movements like squats, deadlifts, push press etc. I might through some isolations exercises like lateral raises, leg curls, for variety but I prefer using multiple muscle groups at once and moving heavier weights.

    Be sure to post pics of your progress, Brad! icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 13, 2011 9:09 PM GMT
    Ariodante said
    go_vols said I'm not wanting to get overly bulky...but some more muscle and a little more tone would be ideal!


    Brad


    You can lift the heaviest weights in the gym for 6 hours a day and you won't get bulky. Body composition is about diet. Looking more defined is a body fat issue, which is also a diet component.


    huh...can you expand on that? that's pretty interesting
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    Feb 13, 2011 9:28 PM GMT
    go_vols said
    Ariodante said
    go_vols said I'm not wanting to get overly bulky...but some more muscle and a little more tone would be ideal!


    Brad


    You can lift the heaviest weights in the gym for 6 hours a day and you won't get bulky. Body composition is about diet. Looking more defined is a body fat issue, which is also a diet component.


    huh...can you expand on that? that's pretty interesting


    You won't add mass unless you add calories. Pretty straight-forward.

    I like crossfit. Has given me very good results in the last year and a half (from my starting point). Gives me intensity and compliance that I don't get when I go to the gym on my own.
    I'm trying to tweak me diet for more calories for more mass. Right now if I add centimetres to my chest they come off my ass.
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    Feb 13, 2011 10:02 PM GMT
    Mine is more about slimming down. I already have the strength in the muscles and I tend to carry body fat, so cardio is mine everyday. Essentially, I workout the arms, abs and legs on M-W-F and chest, back and abs T-TH. I also do 45 minutes of cardio M-F and on Saturday and Sunday I do an hour of cardio only. Sounds like a lot but it is working for me now to meet my first quarter goals. I also found it helps to log each day what I do and what I eat( which is a big deal for someone with a body type like me). Not what you are doing now, but this is what I am doing for the 1st three months of the year so far.
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    Feb 13, 2011 10:25 PM GMT
    pre_mortem said
    go_vols said
    Ariodante said
    go_vols said I'm not wanting to get overly bulky...but some more muscle and a little more tone would be ideal!


    Brad


    You can lift the heaviest weights in the gym for 6 hours a day and you won't get bulky. Body composition is about diet. Looking more defined is a body fat issue, which is also a diet component.


    huh...can you expand on that? that's pretty interesting


    You won't add mass unless you add calories. Pretty straight-forward.

    I like crossfit. Has given me very good results in the last year and a half (from my starting point). Gives me intensity and compliance that I don't get when I go to the gym on my own.
    I'm trying to tweak me diet for more calories for more mass. Right now if I add centimetres to my chest they come off my ass.


    Ditto Here. Crossfit-style workouts have worked for me the best and given me the best results. It keeps my workouts intense, focused, and i enjoy the variety.

    I've just planned out my workouts for the week. Here's what it looks like:


    Monday
    warmup
    jog 800m
    dislocates

    "Death by Barbell"
    5 rounds: (#135 | #95)
    - 15 deadlifts
    - 12 hang power cleans
    - 9 front squats
    - 6 push jerks

    AMRAP 20 minutes
    5 muscle ups
    10 dips
    15 V-ups

    Tuesday
    warmup
    jump rope 5 minutes

    Deadlift
    3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3

    AMRAP in 12 minutes
    - 4 handstand pushups
    - 8 kettlebell snatches (1.5p | 1p) @1p
    - 12 kettlebell sumo deadlift high pulls (1.5p | 1p) @1p


    Wednesday
    warmup
    800m jog

    100 double unders
    4 rounds:
    - 25 Push-ups jacks
    - 25 knees to elbows
    - 25 Box Jump (24")
    - 25 kettlebell swings(1.5 | 1)
    1000m row

    Friday
    warmup
    jog 800m

    50 dislocates

    WOD
    "Nasty Girls"
    3 Rounds:
    -50 Squats
    -7 Muscle-ups @on bar
    -10 Hang Power Cleans (135#/95#)

    Finisher
    5 rounds
    -10 tuck ups
    -10 dips
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    Feb 13, 2011 11:31 PM GMT
    I only workout enough to maintain a healthy amount of strength.
    I control my physique with diet.
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    Feb 14, 2011 4:44 AM GMT
    P90X for me right now. But you gotta do it religiously for three months and follow the eating guidelines strictly! A month into it and I'm loving it. I'd say best thing about it for me is it's forced me to work on flexibility, balance, and core work, weaknesses for me.

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    Feb 14, 2011 12:03 PM GMT
    delthespaz said
    pre_mortem said
    go_vols said
    Ariodante said
    go_vols said I'm not wanting to get overly bulky...but some more muscle and a little more tone would be ideal!


    Brad


    You can lift the heaviest weights in the gym for 6 hours a day and you won't get bulky. Body composition is about diet. Looking more defined is a body fat issue, which is also a diet component.


    huh...can you expand on that? that's pretty interesting


    You won't add mass unless you add calories. Pretty straight-forward.

    I like crossfit. Has given me very good results in the last year and a half (from my starting point). Gives me intensity and compliance that I don't get when I go to the gym on my own.
    I'm trying to tweak me diet for more calories for more mass. Right now if I add centimetres to my chest they come off my ass.


    Ditto Here. Crossfit-style workouts have worked for me the best and given me the best results. It keeps my workouts intense, focused, and i enjoy the variety.

    I've just planned out my workouts for the week. Here's what it looks like:


    Monday
    warmup
    jog 800m
    dislocates

    "Death by Barbell"
    5 rounds: (#135 | #95)
    - 15 deadlifts
    - 12 hang power cleans
    - 9 front squats
    - 6 push jerks

    AMRAP 20 minutes
    5 muscle ups
    10 dips
    15 V-ups

    Tuesday
    warmup
    jump rope 5 minutes

    Deadlift
    3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3

    AMRAP in 12 minutes
    - 4 handstand pushups
    - 8 kettlebell snatches (1.5p | 1p) @1p
    - 12 kettlebell sumo deadlift high pulls (1.5p | 1p) @1p


    Wednesday
    warmup
    800m jog

    100 double unders
    4 rounds:
    - 25 Push-ups jacks
    - 25 knees to elbows
    - 25 Box Jump (24")
    - 25 kettlebell swings(1.5 | 1)
    1000m row

    Friday
    warmup
    jog 800m

    50 dislocates

    WOD
    "Nasty Girls"
    3 Rounds:
    -50 Squats
    -7 Muscle-ups @on bar
    -10 Hang Power Cleans (135#/95#)

    Finisher
    5 rounds
    -10 tuck ups
    -10 dips



    this sounds great! just wrote it down!