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Old 12-20-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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I just had a heated debate with a friend from high school who I ran into at the gym. He was trying to tell me that I need to change workouts every 6 to 8 weeks. I know guys that have never changed workouts and are three times as big as me.

Where did this belief come from that you need to constantly switch things up?
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I don't have time to get into this all the way right now, BUT!!

MUSCLE CONFUSION IS BS!!
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:11 PM   #3
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I don't have time to get into this all the way right now, BUT!!

MUSCLE CONFUSION IS BS!!
This man says you're wrong. There is some merit as for as changing workouts is concerned, but not in the early going.
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:19 PM   #4
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This man says you're wrong. There is some merit as for as changing workouts is concerned, but not in the early going.

This man did not utilize confusion principles. He used progression principles.

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This man did not utilize confusion. He used progression.




Mind you, Vince was a bodybuilder, and pyrros and Ivan are Oly lifters, but the oly lifters have built large amounts of muscle as it is needed for their specific lifting requirements. The same can be done for purely bodybuiling pursuits as well.
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This man did not utilize confusion principles. He used progression principles.

Gironda used progression methods too (him being a genius and all), and so do I. Both methods work.
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You cannot "Confuse" a muscle. A muscle does not have a brain. See Steves earlier post about muscle adaption. That pretty much covers it for me.

Vince Gironda was a very smart man and ahead of his time. However, I stand by my statement that, you cannot confuse a muscle.

Albert Einstein was a very smart man as well. He put forth the idea of the, "Ether" of the universe. We know today that this is not true.

Time marches on and not everything stands the test of time.
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I just had a heated debate with a friend from high school who I ran into at the gym. He was trying to tell me that I need to change workouts every 6 to 8 weeks. I know guys that have never changed workouts and are three times as big as me.

Where did this belief come from that you need to constantly switch things up?
your body adapts to a workout. the organization of the exercises the sets/reps. all of it. youre body can become adjusted to it. people swap workouts when they notice the benefits of that workout slow down or stop. the change is meant to "shock" the body into more growth. this is the reason given as to changing ever 6-8weeks.
personally i change when i get bored.
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personally i change when i get bored.
I change mine when my goals change.
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Does a muscle ever adapt to progressive weight?
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