Hello all. I had a very important question for you pros out there that has been getting to me for about a month now. Let me give you a little background. I was an athlete in high school, played just about all sports, but am now a sophomore college and had to give up sports because of the time constraints of my major. I have continued to lift and do cardio throughout the past years and am in pretty good shape (decent strength, good endurance, still a little fat around the midline).
I recently became very interested in Spartan races and am planning on doing one next summer. With this came an urge to train differently, but beyond that I realized I want my fitness to go to the next level. My question for you all is about a possible program I could start? I want something that will push me a harder and take me to a new level of fitness. I would love to gain some serious strength, maybe some lean muscle, improve endurance, and honestly be able to compete like a freak athlete.
I have not been able to find a program that combines weight training with cardio and such in a fashion that seems like it could push me to that level. Any suggestions or advice would be helpful and I would also like to add that even though I have trained for a while, I am still fairly new to the online fitness world.