The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Nov 2008

    Muscle Confusion

    Hey guys, just wanted some answers to a question I've had for a while now, concerning the whole idea of "muscle confusion."

    Basically some trainers say that your muscles and body as a whole will get used to any given exercise after you've been doing it for long enough, and at that point will no longer benefit from that exercise. The solution, they say, is to be constantly switching up your workouts in order to "confuse" your muscles, i.e. insuring that they never have the time to get accustomed to the lifts.

    I'm not quite sure what to think personally; the idea sounds somewhat plausible, but I've also heard from many people that the whole thing is a myth.

    The reason I'm asking is because I've noticed that the gains I've been making over the past couple months have been much less than what I had seen in the months before, and it's been quite a while since I've switched up my workout at all - a situation that the "muscle confusion" proponents would point to as a prime example of their theory at work.

    So no more baloney, what's the deal with "muscle confusion?"
    Last edited by parkker007; 04-18-2009 at 09:30 PM.

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