Changing excercise every time you work out???

  1. Changing excercise every time you work out???


    So I was wondering if it would be a good idea if you changed your routine every time you work out. Is it like intense muscle confusion or is it a bad idea?


  2. I generally change it every session (e.g. different grips, angles). I especially do this with back since it is a such a large complex of muscles.
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    It's hard for the body to adjust and become efficient when changing up regularly. I even change the angle of incline bench every session.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by jim623 View Post
    It's hard for the body to adjust and become efficient when changing up regularly. I even change the angle of incline bench every session.
    so how long should you keep the same routine before you change it up???
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris808costa View Post
    so how long should you keep the same routine before you change it up???
    4 weeks, 6 weeks max.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by chris808costa View Post
    so how long should you keep the same routine before you change it up???
    Answered initial question in your other thread, although, like Rodja I change session-by-session (but always progress). If what you are doing you keep getting progress on, keep going until progress plateaus and then change it up would be my general recommendation.

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  7. dont change the main movements everywork like deads,bench,rows,chins etc.. but i always change from say barbell curls to ez bar to cable to dbs etc.. and also different attachments for triceps i use different one every workout
  8. Never enough
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    Look at how DC is structured. you have 2 workout days (chest/shoulders/tris/back width/back thickness and bis/forearms/calves/hams/quads) but 3 separate sets of exercises for each. So you only repeat a given exercise every 12 days. For instance tomorrow for chest is decline BB, in 4 days it will be incline bb, then 4 days later flat bb, then 4 days after decline BB again. your body never really adjusts to it, I haven't seen a plateau yet.
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  9. I LOVE changing things up every session. I think it has both a positive physical effect as well as a mental effect.
  

  
 

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