Stuck... Advice please! (long post)

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  1. bmwe30

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    Stuck... Advice please! (edited long post)

    Hey All,

    Bit of a background...

    I'm 23 yrs old, 5"8 and 213lbs...

    Coles on my background:
    -at 18 was 220lbs... gained a pile of weight out of highschool... @ 21ish was 265 lbs... Started boxing and playing hockey again...

    For the last year my workout has been the following:

    Day 1: (this first is an example of how I usually go through my sets)
    Run at 7.0 for 10 minutes (I HATE RUNNING), amounts to about 1.2 miles

    -Flat bench - 135 lbs X 18 (warm up)
    - 225 lbs X 10
    - 225 lbs X 10
    - 205 lbs X 12
    -Incline Dumbell press (3 sets of 12)
    -Decline Bench "
    -Pec deck "
    -Standing bicep curls (21's) on a straight bar for 3 sets
    -bicep dumbell curls
    -preacher curl

    Day 2:
    Run 10 minutes
    -Lat pull down
    -pull ups (with the pull up assist)
    -standing dead lifts
    -seated row
    -whatever the thing is called where you lean forward against a pad and row weight on an incline
    -Tricep press
    -Overhead tricep press

    Day 3:
    Run 10 minutes
    -Shoulder press
    -Standing shoulder press
    -Unassisted dips
    -front and lateral shoulder raises
    -shrugs
    -Bicep Curl (21's) with straight bar
    -Tricep press
    -Ab curls

    If i go to the gym 4 days then I will just repeat whatever the first day of my week was. Or I will run and hit the heavy bag for about an hour instead. Beyond that I usually play ice hockey at least twice a week.

    Now... I'd like to lean out... I'm pretty well proportioned but still appear chubby.
    I'd like to get myself down to 195lbs but more importantly want to be faster for hockey and much more flexible than I am now.

    A few things that I've been considering are:
    -Giving up the weights largely and doing cardio (running, heavy bag) 3-4 times a week on top of hockey.
    -Doing more off-balanced training (on balance boards, one foot etc)
    -Maybe some yoga for flexibility and core strength (there's yoga everywhere here haha)
    -Maybe some sort of high intensity interval training? Shuttle runs etc???

    Anyhow, I know this is a long post but I'd like to come up with a new routine (the above has been all i've done for about a 18 months). I've definately plateau'd. Any advice you guys (and gals) might have would be great, I'd like something I can break down into 3-4 days and which exercises (incl # of sets etc)/diet tips y'all might recommend to help me break this rut.

    Thanks a lot, really appreciate any feedback on the current routine and tips!
     
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  2. MaineSucks

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    not reading that... read the stickies and archives, answers are there
     
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    i dont see any leg work so :io:
     
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    I read the stickies... Firstly, I don't know how to interpret half the stuff in there, nor do I know what would work best for me. I'm fairly new at this stuff... basically my knowledge of training is:

    go to the gym ----> work hard, get tired ---> rest, try to eat well
    *repeat*

    The routine I have is just what someone told me to do when I first started going to the gym. I'd like something new but would like to do a bit more than just pick off a list of links in the sticky.

    If ya don't feel like giving some feedback, don't. No worries at all... If anyone does feel like it - it's appreciated :)
     
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    doyoureallyexpectmetoreadallthatshitbyyou.jpg and since I see you do not legs, do legs and your other lifts will likely increase as well. From a glance it looks like you eat next to nothing, try eating a lot more.
     
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    What would be a good leg workout then?

    Squats, leg press, leg curl?

    Keeping in mind that I want to lean out, not get bigger.
     
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    *edited the diet stuff out of the original to bring it down a bit, thanks!
     
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