I'm looking for a good all-purpose fitness routine.

In the past I have followed training plans for triathlons, power lifting, and P90X. At the moment I'm not training for anything specific, but would like to stay in good shape. The areas I would like to cover are strength, speed, endurance, flexibility, balance, and coordination. I exercise for one hour a day, every day of the week. I would also like to occasionally incorporate sports and outdoor activities.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to organize these in a week or a month, and in each session?


It seems as though you're looking for the entire package! To do this you're going to have to take things phase by phase and just repeat it over time. Take a look at a program by a guy named Elliot Hulse. It's called "Lean Hybrid Muscle". It mixes strength training, hypertrophy training and athletic training all into one. It works in 2 phases.

Phase 1: Power building & Athletic Training

Phase 2: Strength Training & Athletic Training

Now each phase is 3 weeks (intense training) + 1 deload week (3 days of High intensity Interval Training but no weights). The program is 5 days a week, so on your off days you can participate in your outdoor sportive activities (a game of ball, or a simple hike in the woods), and on the deload week you can focus on your coordination and flexibility. repeat Phase 1 about three times (takes 3 months), then do the same for phase 2 (also 3 months)

I have done this program myself and have gotten great results in my athletic performance and physical appearance.

"A functional body will always look good, but a good looking body may not be functional" - No Idea...

Good Luck!

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