All great advice above and nothing more to add on that.
Originally Posted by abett07
I would also like to hear how often MAB members change workout routines
I have followed the same basic routine for 13 months now and still progressing nicely. The main focus is progression of the big 4 lifts. Assistance has changed at some points but only after enough time to say that something isn't having a big impact or to target specific weaknesses.
Prior to this I switched around routines not making much progress. It's only once I spent time getting the form right on exercises, eating properly and concentrating on putting more weight on the bar that I actually made any progress.