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Insight on Improving My Workouts


#1

T-Nation,

I am a first time poster and look forward to learning more about the site.

Great site and I was looking for some insight on improving my work outs.

I have been working out 5-6 days per week since January. I am 26 years old and have increased my weight from 160 to around 172. Improved most exercises in weight and increased bench max from 185 to 230.

I am absolutely no body builder and do not want to be, but would like to see if there are any new programs that I could try and work into my weekly routine.

I normally work out 1:00-1:15 per day, which includes 20 minute of cardio. I am using Kre-Alkalyn Creatine and simple Whey Protein from GNC after work outs.

Do any of you have a workout routine I could print off or take a look at online? I have used a little bit of the 5 x 5, but not even sure I am doing it correctly.

Any advice/info/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!


#2

Get the regular creatine here for 13 bucks and take 5 grams a day. Ditch the other one and once the Whey runs out… (if you can’t take it back and get a refund… at least you can at my GNC even if it’s open. GNC is way overpriced!! Trust me I’ve tried it all) buy 100 dollars worth of Surge Recovery


#3

Just browse the “training” section of this site; you’ll find so many programs!!! If looking like a boybuilder is not a goal of yours, Waterbury programs are really good to get in excellent shape/conditioning, and they’re short (40-45 mins, three days a week).

Anyway, why are you doing 20 mins of cardio every workout? At 172lbs, you cannot be overweight! If I were you, I’d go with a 10 mins of HIIT instead, or with some barbell complexes (check Dan John article, in the “author” section).

If you were a bit more detailed on your goals, we could offer you more specific advise.


#4

I received the supplements free from a buddy at GNC. I would never pay the GNC prices!

Waterbury programs? I will try and research the workouts while I have some free time right now.

I am not over-weight, but I feel like if I do not do cardio four or five times a week I can still get a potbelly, ha.

I just want to continue to be fit and I am getting bored with the same workout of 8 exercises everyday. (Usually 8 exercises, with 3 sets of 8) Basic work out, until I tried some of the 5x5.