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2009/07/23 16:34:44 (permalink)

muscle confusion routines or techniques?

Hello all,

just wondering if anybody has any muscle confusion routines or techniques.  I found an article that says changing times of day, doing 100 reps of light weight and combining different muscle groups the day of workout really helps muscle confusion and end result growth.  Does these types of techniques really work?  It also mentioned giving one body part a month rest while working out the rest of the body parts and tons of more advice. Anybody try any of these? and results?
I'm kinda worried about taking a month off of say chest excercises.
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    Re:muscle confusion routines or techniques? 2009/07/23 17:49:32 (permalink)
    you cant confuse a muscle,thats the old joe weider muscle confusion bull.
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    Re:muscle confusion routines or techniques? 2009/07/23 19:48:29 (permalink)
    Didnt think you could confuse a muscle either.



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    Re:muscle confusion routines or techniques? 2009/07/23 21:24:16 (permalink)
    wow, didnt know that. thanks for the info.  I remember seeing some myths but didnt see that one there.  I wish there was a myths sticky where all known myths are posted and people can contribute. 
    post edited by genjix - 2009/07/23 21:27:14
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    Re:muscle confusion routines or techniques? 2009/07/31 18:17:26 (permalink)
    I think the question was about doing something different as a one off or for a set period of time, to break out of routine and hit the muscles differently. 

    Here is a list of suggestions

    http://www.trulyhuge.com/news/tips63kr.htm

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    Re:muscle confusion routines or techniques? 2009/08/02 23:52:22 (permalink)
    Occasionally I'll go to the gym, load up a barbell then just leave. That confuses my muscles. I wonder why I still weigh 8 stone....




    The idea of 'confusing' or 'shocking' muscles into growth is to prevent a plateau that's caused by growing accustomed to the stimulus provided to it. By doing the same workout ad infinitum you'll eventually reach your limits of adaptation.

    By providing a new stimulus (more weight, less rest, different reps, change in tempo, different routine, new exercises, etc) you're creating an environment for new adaptation to occur. However, for best results this should be done in a planned, structured fashion rather than just sporadically adding in 100 curls or doing 20 chest exercises.

    Used sparingly the ideas on the link above are a useful tool in your training armoury. Used too frequently and you'll dilute the purpose of doing them.
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