Suggestions for a weightlifting routine

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  1. jayrod

    jayrod Lurker extraordinaire...

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    Here's my dilemma:

    I can't really spend more than an hour in the gym at any given point in time (scheduling reasons)

    I'm looking to trim up a bit (of course, diet is key here) and build some tone muscle. I'm not concerned with getting seriously broly. I'll admit it; I'm kinda concerned about the "beach muscles" (chest, arms, shoulders, abs, etc.)

    I already have incorporated cardio into my exercising.

    What exercises should be incorporated into a routine that meets my time/fitness goals?

    Equipment I have accessible:
    • Free-weight bench at home with curl-bar
    • Dumbbells and some type of multi-exercise weight station at work (it uses plates but, for example, the bar-bell is on a fixed vertical track). I'm not sure what it's called exactly.
    Let me know if more info is necessary...
     
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  3. jayrod

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    :hsd:
     
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    soo..... no thoughts on the subject? exercises that give you the most bang for your buck (so to speak)?
     
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    honestly no one likes to build routines for people who 1) are doing it for chicks or 2) have access to like, 3 things. sorry

    there are so many good routines in this forum (pur's is at the top of the forum) but you need access to a gym.
     
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    spend the 30$ on a gym and it'll be worth it for you dude..seriously.
     
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    I'm only in the gym an hour a day anyway. You have plenty of time.
     
  10. Mitchj

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    agreed, alot of people are there for 50 minutes roughly... so if your serious about it, joining a gym and following the stickied routine shouldn't be very much trouble.

    Than you have to worry about nutrition and thats a whole other story.
     
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    well, not the perfect answers, but they're honest and that's what I was hoping for (ultimately) :hs:
     
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    not really doing it "for chicks," that was just the best way I could describe what I was shooting for. :fawk:
     
  13. Mitchj

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    Its very difficult to recommend a routine without a basic power rack... it doesn't really sound like you have very decent equipment, building muscle isn't easy, and if your going to spend the time doing it, just join a gym so you can actually get results
     
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    wanting to look better / boost confidence is perfectly fine for a reason to want to work out man, as long as it gets you motivated fuck what others say. People are right though, you want to do it proper and see results, invest in a gym membership and make time for it. It will be worth it in the end.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Werd, it's why I lift.

    Though the reason I squat is so I can post on F&N without getting laughed at. :p
     
  16. Skeletor

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    1) get gym membership

    2) do PurEvl's routine (stickied at top of F&N) it takes me 45-60 mins to work out on each of the days, even on ones where I've added exercises. I've seen better results in the last 3 months on that routine than I did in the first 6 months of lifting.
     
  17. Mitchj

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    if i didn't post here i wouldn't even think to squat or deadlift. No one else ever does it.

    edit - no one else, as in, the gym rats at my gym
     
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    i noticed that too, from reading this forum i would've thought those would've been pretty popular equipment...but barely anyone uses it. people seem to focus on their chest and abs mainly, and arms.
     
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