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Old 01-08-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
Fazc
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Tank,

A few comments in no particular order:

1) You are still young and some time moving sideways isn't always a bad thing. It is okay to take a short break from your regular training to do something else, if this satisfies your curiosity/sanity.

2) Changing routines necessitates some downtime where you get up to speed on the new sets/reps and/or exercises. This isn't necessarily a bad thing but make sure you account for it when you're looking at optimum progress.

3) A bunch of sets/reps written on a monitor screen don't make the lifter.

4) Little progress is always better than no progress (unless number 1 applies of course).

5) Some people cope with routine changes much better than others. Some don't and require a mental/physical build up. Which are you?

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Originally Posted by tank View Post
If a program does not inflict enough stress to require a deload, does the program's efficiency become questionable?
This is probably my fault.

1) In terms of absolute progress, if it's working then stay on it.

2) In terms of fun/curiosity then sure switch it up for a while.
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