What is your workout routine?

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    Nov 03, 2007 7:20 PM GMT
    I want to start getting back into working out again, a lot of cardio, and some strength training.

    I know most people like to have different days for different lifts and workouts. Why is that the case though?

    I really would prefer to work out all my body parts 3 times a week giving a day of rest between each workout so my muscles can repair.

    My friends who have been doing this for a while tell me I should have a bicep/chest day tricep/back day, etc.

    I don't know anymore, I just want to be more fit not wanting to get huge like them.
  • Timbales

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    Nov 04, 2007 12:18 AM GMT
    I like to do kickboxing twice a week, three times if I have a bye from my volleyball league. It's a great workout and really has defined and strengthened my shoulders and arms.

    I like to life three times a week. Sometimes I'll do everything, sometimes I'll do chest/shoulders/triceps one day, back/biceps/thighs on another.
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    Nov 04, 2007 12:34 AM GMT
    People mostly lift with a split workout because that's what they're used to.

    I've done both. Right now I'm doing full body twice to three times a week with cardio in between.

    A push and a pull exercise with each of the upper and lower body, then add in whatever extra focus muscles you want. I usually add in some extra arm stuff, leg work, or back work, and abs
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    Nov 04, 2007 1:12 AM GMT
    I'd prefer to do a full body work out 3 x a week. But people keep saying it strains and hurts your muscles if you don't isolate them. Also that they don't have enough time to heal. So many different schools of thought, it just gets me lazy and not working out.
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    Nov 04, 2007 1:32 AM GMT
    With all of the experienced people on here, I'm surprised nobody has said the obvious:

    You have to change it. You shouldn't stick to one thing or the other. Change you workout routine every several weeks (or every few months, however you want to look at it). That INCLUDES whether you're doing a split, doing your full body every day that you work out, or doing only one body-part per workout.

    As soon as your body has gotten "used to" a routine, it isn't getting as much out of it.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 04, 2007 10:10 AM GMT
    You're right to start out at least with a full-body routine 3 times a week is good with some cardio thrown in as well on off days

    what you do for your workout depends on a lot of things
    take a look at the beginner workouts on here and on other sites
    don't fall into the pitfalls of most beginner guys
    don't over do in the beginning
    eat right and get plenty of sleep