What's up guys, so I'm one of those people at the gym who must track everything they do down to the amount of calories burned from cardio. I'm going to make this short and sweet. I usually do a certain type program (fst7, phat, gvt) and ill do those for 4-8 weeks then ill have to switch it up because I feel like I falter in my gains after that. So I was reading total recall, Arnold's book, and he said something along the lines of muscle confusion. This isn't new to me but I'm curious, to see how many people track their lifts (wt and reps) and who doesn't. And do you guys think if I stop tracking I'll be worse off. Sometimes I feel like i have to be on some type of program versus doing my own thing.
The reason I ask is because one week I did something apart from my original routine e and ended up being more sore and drained than when I was following anything. I didn't track anything they whole week but ended up feeling more drained and sore. That plus reading total recall is putting the whole tracking lifts seem obsolete.
Opinions please fellas.