First of all... A big hello to everyone.. I'm a returning member from a few years ago. Not necessarily new to this stuff.
I was big into lifting and the whole weight training scene, had some decent gains. Then I went away to school and let it all go to ****. I'm in the beginning stages of recouping what I lost. I'm a little older and my goals are a little different.
My goals now are not so much monsterous size, I'm looking to get lean, increase flexibility and stamina. I still want to increase muscle mass, but doesnt have to be enormous. I started weight training two weeks ago and everything is going good. My workout consists of weight training only, no cardio or stretching or calisthenics. I came back here, and stumbled across the CrossFit stuff located in the Sticky. It sounds pretty interesting and something new, so I would like to incorporate it into my workouts. They say that ROUTINE is the enemy, and these weight training excercises are useless and what not. While they may be useless for the purposes of CrossFit's definition of fitness, they are helpful for increasing size (part of my goal). I'm looking for some advice on COMBINING the two, maybe Cross fit style training on my off days, or including crossfit everday. Or do you think I would be better off following a workout routine consisting of entirely CrossFit Interval training type stuff and nix the traditional weight training for now? Or vice versa. Any advice considered helpful!!