Matt, I think you are a bit too hung up with the numbers game. I what you are saying, but there really isn't any one magical number of reps. Most people in your position generally like working at a quicker pace, with short rest breaks, regardless of the amount of reps used per set. I would suggest you go through the articles section and the forum overat Dragondoor. Most of those guys and gals are into being lean with wiry tpe of strength. A lot of them are also into a strength/ endurance type of training as well, and that sounds like what you're after. Lots of ideas over there
Scroll down to the bottom for the link to the articles, and although most of these routines are made for ketlebells, most can easily be done with DB's. I just like the KB handles best when it comes to swings and such. Also check out Bryce;s board at
and his site at
Most of these sites I'm putting out are into strength, endurance, and being lean. Certainly not what you would think of as bodybuilding, although it will to some degree. Another good site is to check out crossfit, same thing.
I think these might be more in line with what you are looking for, and as the previous poster noted, diet plays a very important role. Most of the crossfitters use something along the lines of the Zone, but frankly, if you check out the nutritional setion here on this site, there is very good info and isn't too far off the Zoneor Berardi's stuff
Hope this gives you some avenues to explore.