One of the mistakes commonly made by aspiring physique competitiors or the trainees in general is that they blindly follow routines and diets of the champions they see printed in the various magazines. This is wrong for many reasons. 1) that routine may only be suited to the champ they are reading about and no one else. 2) that person may be doing the routine for a specific reason at a specific time, totally negating its use for the rest of us. Most importantly copying a routine out of a magazine is a waste because it is a routine only and not the WHOLE PROGRAM. Randomly choosing exercises everyday because its "chest" day or "leg" day is not a plan or a program. Programs have context and a purpose for the application.
Smart athletes follow programs of which routines are only component parts. So copying a routine out of a magazine leaves the copier without a complete picture of the whole program and its intent. I've always said eating and training to maintain muscle mass is a lot easier than eating or training to GAIN muscle mass (like the Cycle diet I am currently on if you have read my journal). The two are entirely different and distinct and require a completely different approach in order to achieve results. I often smile at bodybuilders who take a year off from competing to come back bigger. Yet, they have no plan for their off-season training. Yet they expect to just be bigger and better because time has past! How ridiculous is that. There is an old notion that repeating the same behavior and expecting a different result is "the definition of insanity"!