People often get in a rut and stick with the same kind of routine. An awful lot of the people I know have stuck by 3x(8-12) routines for years, and have wandered why I gain so quick.
My 'secret' is never do the same routine a second day in a row.
-I do full body excersizies every other day (pay per use gym; will get a membership at a 24h when exams are over), which are composed of the mainstay compound excersizes, ie, squats, deadlifts, bench press, bent over row, and a couple of isolated excersizes followed by various abdominal excersizes. I have three routines;
4 sets of 5 reps,
3 sets of 8-12 reps,
and then one set of 12, followed by 10, 8, 6.
I am wandering if this is a legitimate way of excersizing. I do not want to burn out, nor do I want to injure myself, and I only ever read that people occasionally do a different excersize every couple of weeks (if they are 'well behaved')
Alternating routines every day? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 03-04-2013 02:17
- 03-04-2013 02:20
I change every 3-4 months, currently in doing everything twice a week, and seeing nice gains.
E.g. Went up from 2 reps of 100kg kg bench press to 10 reps in exactly 2 months.
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- 04-04-2013 19:05
It boils more down to whether you attention deficit disorder or not...
But more seriously, most people seem to do better getting more practice at a smaller number of a specific skill rather than less practice at more.
In this context, it just means that you are better off sticking with a small number of core exercises and staying within a similar rep range.
That said, just as important is how much effort you put into training and how much you enjoy it and if by constantly changing everything means you are less likely to get bored and not work as hard then maybe it works better for you. I don't think most people need to piss about as much though.
- 04-04-2013 22:45
As long as you progressively overload it really doesn't matter.
- 05-04-2013 11:18
it depends, every week would be ok too