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Tuesday 8th January 2008 at 4:27:43 PM  

cruxfochrist
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Alright... so I'm a college student and unfortunately my gym time last semester was cut short :( I have lifted much in the past prior to now but with this large break in between I have reached total confusion. What are some good split routines that I could try that would both fit a college student schedule and get results that I'm looking for?
I would like to:
  • Instead of size, focus on strength and toning of my muscles.
  • have a routine that mixes things up enough that I wouldn't just be running the treadmill every day.
  • (In lines of other sports...namely rock climbing) I would like to get in shape in a way that would emphasize climbing ability off the rocks.
I am about 5'8" 175 lbs and I'm in fair shape... (been maintaining my body with climbing and occasional bike rides exclusively) Thanks in advance and God bless!!!

"but those who hope in the Lord shall renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." -Isaiah 40:31-
Wednesday 9th January 2008 at 9:31:53 PM  

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hey there! since you're into biking and climbing, you might want to visit these sites as well: http://abc-of-hiking.com http://abc-of-mountaineering.com http://abc-of-rockclimbing.com http://abc-of-mountainbiking.com enjoy the forums!
 
Thursday 10th January 2008 at 2:10:55 AM  

cruxfochrist
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Thanks trytobfit... I'm all over those too as well. Unfortunately, I'm a climber who began lifting first and enjoy it still to this day! Most of the climbers I talk to always recommend just climbing... and I agree. Although, I love to lift and I was just curious if anyone had any good endurance/lean style regimes that would benefit me in both ways!

"but those who hope in the Lord shall renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." -Isaiah 40:31-
Monday 14th January 2008 at 2:20:32 AM  

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cruxfochrist posted the following on Thursday 10th January 2008
Thanks trytobfit... I'm all over those too as well. Unfortunately, I'm a climber who began lifting first and enjoy it still to this day! Most of the climbers I talk to always recommend just climbing... and I agree. Although, I love to lift and I was just curious if anyone had any good endurance/lean style regimes that would benefit me in both ways!



Hi, maybe it would be helpful if you can try it out yourself so you can tell if it works for you. I think our experienced health buffs here could help you out! :) good luck.
 
Monday 14th January 2008 at 1:56:36 PM  

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Hi cruxfochrist,
How about a routine of supersets. That would minimize your workout time and also build strength and not bulk. For instance: pullups followed by dumbbell rows, pushup and incline chest press, squats and walking lunges, etc.
Do two exercises back to back for the major muscle groups with very little rest between sets.

Darvis

Monday 14th January 2008 at 4:38:52 PM  

cruxfochrist
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Thanks for the input y'all! I'll try implementing some of those options! Hope your week is well!!!

"but those who hope in the Lord shall renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." -Isaiah 40:31-
Monday 14th January 2008 at 6:12:16 PM  

try2bfit
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hey! you're welcome:D that's what these forums are for! good luck and let us know of your progress!!!:D
 
Wednesday 20th February 2008 at 3:24:28 PM  

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Hey!

I have been using the supersetting approach in an hour long workout routine that employs primarily body resistance excercises.

- dips
- pullups
- chin ups
- various types of pushups with feet raised 2-3 feet
- tricep extensions
- swiss ball crunches
- rope climbing

I also do bicep curls, tricep curls, standing military press, and squats

My cardio is currently 30 minutes of stairmaster doing 5 minute intervals of high and low intensity, man that kicks my ass! I was playing hockey twice a week too but had to take a break due to a foot injury...

From my pool of exercises I choose 5 of each with crunches always the 3rd exercise and I do each exercise back to back until muscle failure and then rest 4 minutes and then choose 5 more exercises. I promise you you will be challenged with this routine and see results fast!

Feel free to add/remove exercise regularly to mix it up..

good luck.
 
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