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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    How long stick to a routine?

    After how many weeks/months do you guys switch to a different trainingscheme? I know the body can adept really good so I was thinking that after like maybe 12 weeks/3 months tops it'd better to change?

    I been following WBB1 for 8 weeks now and its basically all compound exercises but gains are still coming along so thats why Im still sticking with it.

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    jinxx I go by a few criteria when deciding to switch or change a routine. I generally take measurements and check them monthly. If I see that my gains are slowing or stopping I try to figure out why. Like is it because I am getting bored with the program and my intensity is slacking. Am I still enjoying the work outs? Is my body fully recovering i.e. am I overtraining, am I under training? Thatís what I go with. If I am bored I change because not only do I enjoy gains I also enjoy working out. If it's not fun for me it's time to change. If I am not growing any more and I am not bored and want to stick with the routine, it could be time to evaluate rep ranges and weight schemes. Another important thing to keep an eye on is am I still proportioned? Are some areas slacking? If so it may be time to change routines, or change what I do in that routine, to make sure I stay symmetrical. You could also start a journal to help you track progress. It is also a great way to get some help from the very knowledgeable people on this board. I have been helped EMINSLYother members here! Hope this helps man! Good luck.
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    If I'm not adding more weight/reps every week.
    If I'm not growing.
    If I'm getting bored.
    If I'm getting tired.

    Then I'll take a week off, rethink the routine and go back to it. If I've stagnated, I change it up.

    I've been doing WBB1 for almost 6 months now because I really enjoy it and I'm still making good gains from it. Now, I'm not strict to that routine, I've added/dropped things to make it more interesting or to target different areas.

    If you're still making progress and aren't bored with your routine, stick to it.

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