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#1 Edited by RainbowCarnage (97 posts) -

So who here goes to the gym on a regular basis? And what does your routine look like?

Sunday - Back

  • dead lifts
  • abs
  • seated rows
  • t bar rows
  • abs
  • lat pulldowns (narrow grip)
  • lat pulldowns (wide grip)
  • abs
  • reverse flys

Monday - Cardio

  • running

Tuesday - Shoulders

  • shoulder press (dumbbells)
  • front shoulder raises & side shoulder raises
  • abs
  • standing shoulder press (barbell)
  • abs
  • reverse flys
  • shoulder shrugs

Wednesday - Legs

  • running (in the morning)
  • squats
  • calve raises
  • leg extensions
  • leg curls
  • calve raises
  • leg press

Thursday - Arms

  • don't really have a set routine. I just work my biceps and triceps for about an hour

Friday - Cardio

  • running

Saturday - Chest

  • flat bench
  • flat bench flys (dumbbells)
  • abs
  • incline bench
  • incline flys (cable)
  • abs
  • dips

And when I can't make it to the gym, I just use my shake weights

#2 Posted by mtcantor (947 posts) -

I follow the Body-For-LIFE method. Every other day alternate about a half hour of interval training cardio with resistance training (alternating lifting days between upper and lower body).

#3 Posted by falserelic (5278 posts) -

I go to the gym aleast for an hour everyday. I do weight lifting first then cardio. Afterwards the pain I feel is extraordinary.

#4 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Sunday - Saturday

  • Don't go to the gym.
#5 Posted by MikkaQ (10264 posts) -

I bike everywhere, maybe an hour a day or so. I make a workout out of racing every other bike on the road, sometimes I try to keep up with the streetcars too.

#6 Posted by mtcantor (947 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

Sunday - Saturday

  • Don't go to the gym.

Man, how do you handle that kind of commitment?

#7 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Daily 30-90 minutes of workout on my stationary bike while watching Boardwalk Empire. I've lost 11 kilos / 24 pounds in 3 months so it's working.

#8 Posted by believer258 (11564 posts) -

I don't. I'm a flabby bastard. Every time I try to start doing some working out, something invariably comes up. Last time, I all of a sudden had some insane back pain for a few days in a row. Like, I woke up nearly crying, and I don't cry because I'm a (flabby) manly man. No clue what caused it.

Anyway, I think instead I'll just go play some tennis at the local park with my brother. That sounds like something I could stick to a lot better.

#9 Posted by RainbowCarnage (97 posts) -

@mtcantor: Is that like a P90X type of thing?

#10 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@mtcantor said:

@Ravenlight said:

Sunday - Saturday

  • Don't go to the gym.

Man, how do you handle that kind of commitment?

By sticking to a rigid routine of being out-of-shape and lazy. It sucked before all of my muscle burned off because I'd want to go outside and do things, but now that I'm over that hump I barely want to get out of bed in the morning. It's great!

#11 Posted by Dick_Mohawk (375 posts) -

No gym. I work 2 very active jobs which is pretty difficult since I started getting severe arthritic pains in my left knee and right elbow.

*sigh* I hate getting old.

#12 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i do the same thing 4 times a week.

curls

shoulder shrugs

different sit ups- leg ups lay and move my legs towards body, sits ups on incline 100 each

shoulder presses

stiff legged deadlift

squats

don't know the name but i bend both my knees one forward and one backward

bench press

leg curls

sometimes saturday i curl, bench press, some leg exercises.

i workout at my house. i have bench press and dumbbells. guys should surf bodybuilding.com it gives some good workout stuff, like if you want to work out a muscle with a dumbbell, it will give you a bunch of exercises for that.

#13 Posted by blindisaac (141 posts) -

I run for about 30 minutes every day and when I am at school I use the free weights there almost everyday.

#14 Posted by yoshisaur (2607 posts) -

@RainbowCarnage: Any chance you wouldn't mind a little tutorship? I am terrible when it comes to actually getting anything accomplished at the gym - save for a good hour run on a treadmill. However, you seem like you know what you're doing and was wondering if you had any advice for someone who just wants to overall tone up.

#15 Posted by mtcantor (947 posts) -

@RainbowCarnage: Nah, it's much lighter than that. It's a system created in the 1990's by Bill Phillips. Real simple, it's basically exactly what I described. Focuses more on higher intensity interval cardio (for shorter lengths of time), alternated with upper or lower body resistance training.

Technically the full Body-for-LIFE system would also involve eating small meals every three hours too, but I don't have the time for that nonsense.

Also, I think the system puts a little too much emphasis on supplements.

Even so, the workout routine is pretty solid.

#16 Posted by MonetaryDread (1987 posts) -

I do crazy circuit training three days a week that consist of swinging a 55 pound Kettlebell around, chinups, squats, battle ropes, and various other full body, functional movement exercises (ie. clean and press). I may not look like a bodybuilder, but I can actually throw bodybuilders around in jiu-jitsu with such ease that they might as well have not worked out.

#17 Posted by falserelic (5278 posts) -

@MonetaryDread: I was thinking about learning jiu-jitsu. What type of stuff do you have to do when you first start out?

#18 Posted by Jazzycola (662 posts) -

Monday is Chest and back - mainly push-ups and resistance band pull-ups of multiple variations

Wednesday is Shoulders and Arms - Curls and others

Tues and Thurs is abs if I feel up to it. Everyday is biking for an hour or 2.

#19 Posted by lightsoda (540 posts) -

I do a whole body routine twice a week. Mixed in with some badminton once a week.

#20 Posted by me3639 (1711 posts) -

Just got done hiking 6 miles around the local ski hill. Usually try to run it every 3rd or 4th day, play vb 3 times a wk, and some cardio 1-2 a week. Not too much weight lifting.

#21 Posted by mtcantor (947 posts) -

@lightsoda said:

Mixed in with some badminton once a week.

You animal.

#22 Posted by MonetaryDread (1987 posts) -

@falserelic said:

@MonetaryDread: I was thinking about learning jiu-jitsu. What type of stuff do you have to do when you first start out?

It was about ten beginner classes where we learned the basics like grip, leverage and all the other fundamentals. After the beginner classes you join the rest of the group and get to roll around.

The whole thing is super fun, unlike most martial arts you don't have to worry about taking punches to the face, so you can practice all out and not really get hurt (i say not really even though I caught a long toenail to the shoulder that gouged me pretty decent last night)

#23 Posted by beckley205 (310 posts) -

Monday - Upper body - benching, close grip benching, incline benching, butterflies, lats, shoulder swings, curls, power and hang cleans

Tuesday - Legs - squats, leg press, back hypers, lunges, step-ups, more squats.

Wednesday - Cardio - 500 jump ropes, agility ladder, lots of sprints

Thursday - Repeat Monday

Friday - Repeat Tuesday

#24 Posted by HatKing (5785 posts) -

I find routines boring and ineffective. I generally just do what I'm feeling up to that day. If I have a ton of energy to burn, I'll do a long run. If I'm feeling a little lethargic, some lifting. And I make sure to do some basic shit every day - sit ups, long walks, push ups, etc.

The generally active lifestyle, and newly healthy diet, has already started showing results and I've only been at it a couple weeks.

#25 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

To put it simply:

Monday is light push day - chest, shoulders, triceps, abs, cardio after

Tuesday is light pull day (except legs I guess) - legs, back, biceps, abs, cardio after

Wednesday - rest

Thursday and Friday go the same as Monday and Tuesday but are heavy days.

I also train Aikido three nights a week on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Saturday and Sunday I just go for walks if the weather is nice. If not, fuck it. I'll be lazy.

#26 Posted by DanteFaustEsq (109 posts) -

I walk 2.4 miles every day from my final bus stop to my office and back after work 1.2 each way, on tus, thurs, and sat I do a total body H.I.T. workout at the gym. Currently I'm looking for a workout partner, I think it would be good to have someone to have a bit of friendly competition with. I also really need to add more cardio soon but I'm looking to just pack on some lean mass for the summer.

#27 Posted by Encephalon (1238 posts) -

I haven't set foot inside a gym since track practice, in high school. Still get in my daily cardio, though.

#28 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

pushups, situps and curls. 4 to 5 times a week.

#29 Posted by PillClinton (3290 posts) -

I've gotten into the routine of doing near-daily squats, crunches, leg lifts, and push ups for the last few months to gain muscle, as I'm kind of lacking in tone and definition. I also hike fairly regularly, so that takes care of cardio.

#30 Posted by TheHBK (5458 posts) -

Pretty good routine. Just wondering how you feel with no rest days there since it seems like you go 7 days a week.

Monday/Thursday

  • Chest (incline dumbell press, flat bench dumbell flyes, decline bench press)
  • Triceps (lying tricep extension, single cable tricep pull down, rope cable pull down)
  • Biceps (machine preacher curl, alt dumbell curls, TRX rope bicep curl)
  • Interval Cardio running and bike for total of 40 minutes

Tuesday/Friday

  • Interval Cardio running and bike for total of 40 minutes
  • Shoulders (upright row, Arnold press, military press)
  • Back (cable pull down, cable row, TRX back flye)
  • Abs (TRX rope leg tuck, exercise ball crunches, plank)

Wednesday/Saturday

  • Go out for a run outside about 5 miles
#31 Posted by falserelic (5278 posts) -

@MonetaryDread said:

@falserelic said:

@MonetaryDread: I was thinking about learning jiu-jitsu. What type of stuff do you have to do when you first start out?

It was about ten beginner classes where we learned the basics like grip, leverage and all the other fundamentals. After the beginner classes you join the rest of the group and get to roll around.

The whole thing is super fun, unlike most martial arts you don't have to worry about taking punches to the face, so you can practice all out and not really get hurt (i say not really even though I caught a long toenail to the shoulder that gouged me pretty decent last night)

Thanks for letting me know. It seem like something I can get in to. Once I get my life in order I'll check it out.

#32 Posted by JacDG (2113 posts) -

EVERY DAY IS UPPER BODY DAY!

#33 Posted by Chop (1992 posts) -

Just reading this topic makes me tired.

If you people actually do what you post consistently, you have my fucking respect.

#34 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Dick_Mohawk said:

No gym. I work 2 very active jobs which is pretty difficult since I started getting severe arthritic pains in my left knee and right elbow.

*sigh* I hate getting old.

Do you have any advice on what to do to not make your mistake of becoming old? I'd like to avoid that in the future.
#35 Posted by mercutio123 (466 posts) -

I do rowing training so basically an hours cardio every day and weights a few times a week.

#36 Posted by artofwar420 (6249 posts) -

Squats all day erreday.

#37 Posted by crazyleaves (636 posts) -

16oz. curls, all day everyday.

#38 Posted by OneManX (1676 posts) -

Fight a bum for a ham sandwich. It sounds easy, but when its food on the line they don't quit!

#39 Posted by RadixNegative2 (510 posts) -

My gym routine is to stay home and exercise my fingers by playing video games (mostly counter-strike source these days). It's very effective...I hope.

#40 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1727 posts) -
  1. Go for a couple weeks
  2. Wonder why I didn't keep up with it last time
  3. Slowly stop going but still pay for another month
#41 Posted by benefitevil (49 posts) -

1) Run for 45 min 4 days a week

2) Weight train my upper body (arms, chest, back, etc) one day a week

3) Rest the other two days

Of course this is me being in training mode for the Zombie 5k this year, once that's over I will probably switch a run day for a weight day

#42 Posted by damnboyadvance (4059 posts) -

My routine changes about every month. I work out and do some conditioning on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I also try and get out on my bike on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

#43 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -

Hypertrophy like a motherfucker.  Douchiest type of lifting but whatever, its summer.  I dont care about my squat max now.  

#44 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

I might drive by one but I have no need for a new hobby or a part time job.

#45 Posted by Jimi (1126 posts) -

I don't go to the gym, instead I dedicate an hour a day for exercise (when reasonable).

45 minutes on a stationary bike at a moderately high speed with high resistance.

15 minutes of push-ups/sit-ups.

It's been working well for me so far! I have never wanted huge muscles or anything, I only do it to keep in shape.

#46 Posted by Echofoxz (98 posts) -

I don't go to the gym, I stay in shape by doing NOTHING.

#47 Posted by SmilingPig (1337 posts) -

Hamster weel 15 min 3x a day.

#48 Posted by psylah (2161 posts) -

I don't gain much weight, but I started exercising last year to build muscle tone and looked great for it, then stopped during the winter.

I should start again. Lifting slices of pizza to my mouth has started showing diminishing returns, even though I started putting more toppings on them so that I am lifting more.

#49 Posted by Matthew (1911 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

Daily 30-90 minutes of workout on my stationary bike while watching Boardwalk Empire. I've lost 11 kilos / 24 pounds in 3 months so it's working.

Addaboy, good job man.

#50 Posted by Hunter5024 (5511 posts) -

I grab a pint of ben and jerrys, put on some sad girl music, and cry while looking at pictures of pretty people on facebook until I puke the calories away.

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