I have recently begun training enough to make a real routine out of my workouts and endurance training. Let me explain. I'm a fencer. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fencing) More specifically, I'm a foilist. I fence a fast weapon that requires significant agility, dexterity, and burst energy to be "good" at what I do. The ability to change directions, at fairly fast speeds, in less than a second and rapid (but controlled) acceleration, all while keeping my body loose are things I seek to improve. If you think for a second that this is a fag sport with uptight people trying to look fancy then you're thinking of fencing close to 100 years ago. Today sport fencing requires significant athleticism to be good at. I have been doing fencing and fencing specific training regularly for just a few nights a week for several years. I'm just now increasing to practicing 4 nights a week 2-3 hours at a time, and I'm working in some conditioning for 3 days a week. I aim to permanently include strength training (will mostly be machines, it's just what I'm limited to ), endurance training, and high-intensity interval/footwork training. My strength training is primarily lower weight, higher rep rounds on the machines because that's the sort of training I was taught for my particular sport. My goal is to increase my overall fitness (which is already good, in a general sense), increase my body mass (I'm at about ~145-150 lbs, 10% or less body fat), and thereby increase my fencing abilities. The last time I was on a routine I was at about 165 and was a bit more bulky. I aim to get back to that. Where I'm at (summary): Practicing M-Th (10 hrs a week) Cycling on weekends (~1-2 hrs) Beginning today(M-W-F): Running/jogging after work (M-W-F) Weights after My weekdays are maxed out. I do not have time to add anything else there as my weekly routine already costs me sleep during the week that I recover on weekends. I'm weak on the machines weights again so I know I'll see the quickest improvement (and plateau) there first. I still have whey and creatine left over from the last time I did this will be slowly reintroducing them into my diet. One of my biggest peeves right now is the eating. I'm not a big eater so intaking the necessary calories for the bulking and the endurance training is unpleasant. Thoughts/questions/suggestions?