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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:33 AM

Any suggestions on a workout simply to look and feel great? I had been on a power-lifting regimen, but the compound lifts are not really doing it for me as far as my look goes (though, I'm getting my strength back to high school levels). I am lost as far as toning and definition workouts go, so any pointers?


How long have you been back at the power lifting?

Some of these programs these other guys are doing like P90X are good for that stuff. That or certain types of aerobics classes... I like the body pump class at our gym.

On you power lifting, do you do the same workout every time, or do you break it into body parts?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:21 PM

How long have you been back at the power lifting?

Some of these programs these other guys are doing like P90X are good for that stuff. That or certain types of aerobics classes... I like the body pump class at our gym.

On you power lifting, do you do the same workout every time, or do you break it into body parts?




Well, I started off doing a different body part each day for about 3 weeks, then got out of it (partly due to laziness, partly due to school-work overload). Took about 3 weeks, and started back power lifting about 2 weeks ago.

I've done about 3 weeks of p90x before. I liked it, but it was hard to pull (ripped the DVDs from a friend, and didnt have ANY equipment, so i had to write down the workout and wait for stuff to come open at the gym. Not really practical.

On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I do bench, squat, incline, power/hang clean (hang on wednesday), leg press, and push press. Tuesday and Thursday, I break down the small muscle groups throughout my body and do cardio.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

I'd figure I'd revive this thread with expressing the dread of the New Year's crowd. I usually hit the gym at off times so I hope I miss them this year.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:04 AM

I'd figure I'd revive this thread with expressing the dread of the New Year's crowd. I usually hit the gym at off times so I hope I miss them this year.


Yeah, I'm avoiding the gym except the wee-hours of the morning here on campus when nobody is up early enough to work out (literally empty until about 10). And if it is uncharacteristically packed, I'll stick to my MMA training and body weight stuff and try to jump in during transition times when it calms down to get some dumbbell work done. In and out.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:52 AM

I'd figure I'd revive this thread with expressing the dread of the New Year's crowd. I usually hit the gym at off times so I hope I miss them this year.

It has been weirdly crowded at my gym on Mon-Tues for the past month, much like New Years?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:35 AM

It has been weirdly crowded at my gym on Mon-Tues for the past month, much like New Years?


Maybe the New Year's crowd got a head start at your gym. They usually only last a week or so.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

Maybe the New Year's crowd got a head start at your gym. They usually only last a week or so.


I guess... It is very unusual. Doesn't seem to be letting up...

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

I guess... It is very unusual. Doesn't seem to be letting up...

I'm not against people making healthy lifestyle changes, but I hate when the gym is crowded.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

I'm not against people making healthy lifestyle changes, but I hate when the gym is crowded.


Fortunately most of the people seem to be pretty experienced with gym etiquette so its not too bad...

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

Bad gym etiquette drives me nuts. It's not that damned hard to grab a spray bottle and wipe down the equipment you just sweated all over. Oh, and if you're curling in the squat rack, I hope you get polio.


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