Weight lifting - ideas for new routines

For those who lift weights, would you care to share your routine/s? I am looking for new ideas. I usually do full-body workouts instead of a split training routine. I just feel like I do the same exercises over and over!

My current routine is something like this:
squats
seated cable rows
push-ups
lunges
pull-ups
dips
shoulder internal rotation
shoulder external rotation
abs
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P90x. I used to make up workout routines, but I got tired and I was probably leaving out some muscles. And I really didn't get great results like I did w/ p90x.
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solidgold - unfortunately my gym doesn't have kettlebells

cympreni - thanks for the link! I guess I need to get off my butt and put a new routine together.

I still curious about what kind of routines others do in the weight room - please share!
I do what I feel like doing on the day but usually my routine is sort of like this:

On machines because my back is screwed:
Lat pulldown
Chest press
Leg press

Dumb bells:
Tricep extensions
Lateral shoulder raises
Side bends

Optional extras depending whether I can be bothered, have time or how busy the gym is:
Seated cable row
Tricep pushdowns with the rope (if I haven't done them with the dumb bells)
Leg adductor (only when my hip has tightened up)
Leg extensions
Calf press
Rotator cuff with dumb bell.

I rarely do ab work at the gym but I may bust out some planks.

As for reps and sets I've done 3x12, 5x5 and am currently doing 3x10. I think I had the best results with 5x5 but it's really hard to do in a calorie deficit. I didn't follow the real 5x5 routine because there's stuff in it I physically can't do without injury so I adapted it to the machines and stuff I can do.

I use heavier weights than most women do at my gym. The lightest I lift is 4kg, about 8lb, for tricep and shoulders. I have wuss arms! The heaviest is 100kg for legs. I modify my routine and the weight depending on how I feel that day.
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Last edited by curlylaura; 08-13-2011 at 12:50 PM.
Glad you like the link.

I never did say my routine. I do a variation of one I got from a book. I have 3 I do through the week. I'm not sure how common these names are btw

1)
bent over row
push ups
shoulder press
glute kickback
bicep curls
overhead extenions
squat
stiff legged deadlift
crunches
leg lifts

2)
Squats
chin-ups
ballet squat
stiff legged deadlifts
push ups
upright row
glute kickback
tricep pushups
crunches
leg lifts

3)
pull ups
flat fly
lat raise
glute kickback
hammer curls
tricep push-ups
squats
stiff legged deadlifts
crunches
leg lifts

Whenever I get bored with something I go to that link and find something to exchange it with. I'm lazy and I hate exercising. So I do modified compound sets with high weights/fewer reps because in my mind less reps and time = less work. It's silly but it works for me.

I don't belong to a gym, so I don't do that heavy. I've been using dumbbells, but the next size up is really expensive. I have a set of barbells I'm looking at for a good price, but it's a ways down on the need to buy list.

And Thank you for remotivating me. I've slacked off all summer because of the heat.
Glad you like the link.

I never did say my routine. I do a variation of one I got from a book. I have 3 I do through the week. I'm not sure how common these names are btw

1)
bent over row
push ups
shoulder press
glute kickback
bicep curls
overhead extenions
squat
stiff legged deadlift
crunches
leg lifts

2)
Squats
chin-ups
ballet squat
stiff legged deadlifts
push ups
upright row
glute kickback
tricep pushups
crunches
leg lifts

3)
pull ups
flat fly
lat raise
glute kickback
hammer curls
tricep push-ups
squats
stiff legged deadlifts
crunches
leg lifts

Whenever I get bored with something I go to that link and find something to exchange it with. I'm lazy and I hate exercising. So I do modified compound sets with high weights/fewer reps because in my mind less reps and time = less work. It's silly but it works for me.

I don't belong to a gym, so I don't do that heavy. I've been using dumbbells, but the next size up is really expensive. I have a set of barbells I'm looking at for a good price, but it's a ways down on the need to buy list.

And Thank you for remotivating me. I've slacked off all summer because of the heat.
Originally Posted by cympreni
Ooh, thanks for the ideas. I totally do the same thing - focus on compound exercises and heavy weight because I'm totally lazy! Sometimes if I'm really lazy, I'll just do squats, bench presses, rows, and abs and call it a day.
I'm really going to have to work on my routine. I might even write one later this week.
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
Nice sharing.
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