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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Changing Routines

    I stay with a routine for atleast 3 mos before changing. I was wondering if changing exercises is okay? For example, if I normally do BB shoulder press, but this week I do seated DB shoulder press, or DB bench instead of BB bench. I keep same reps, same sets, same muscle groups on same days, etc. I know changing too often is frowned on, but sometimes I like to change the exercise up. Is this counterproductive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXFatboy View Post
    I stay with a routine for atleast 3 mos before changing. I was wondering if changing exercises is okay? For example, if I normally do BB shoulder press, but this week I do seated DB shoulder press, or DB bench instead of BB bench. I keep same reps, same sets, same muscle groups on same days, etc. I know changing too often is frowned on, but sometimes I like to change the exercise up. Is this counterproductive?
    No not at all, that is actually good! Changing from barbell to dumbbell every so often is beneficial. They both are beneficial. When you use dumbbells you concentrate on controlling the weight more which is great for activating certain muscle fibers. It also helps target in on your muscles because you need to use stricter movement to control the weight. So don't be afraid to switch it up and use the dumbbells its a good idea!
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    Change just for the sake of changing isn't good and can cut progression short. Changing for a valid reason can spur progress when done in a timely manner. If you are still making progress, don't change just because a calendar says it's time.
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