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Old 01-20-2009, 08:54 PM   #11
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stangman94, thanks for your breakdown.. im actually going to probably use those exact breakdowns for each day.... i can never think of good ones. that sounds legit

wanna break down the exercises for all the body parts if you have time?? im gunna write them all down...

i threw in cleans today.. i thought they worked shoulders, but i feel like they worked my traps/ upper back more.. what is their MAIN function? shoulders right?!?! am i going crazy??

and i LOVE super sets. but i rarely superset.. and when i do, i rarely superset the same body part.. ill do curls and than a set of back or something.. never curls and than more curls ya know?? should i do the same?
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:54 PM   #12
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As said, different workout. Doing the same routine every day makes your muscles get used to it. You can work the same muscles and all; just have two different routines, and switch them maybe every three weeks. Sucks, because that means every three weeks your workouts get hard again, but...
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Just find a different workout. Whether its different exercises or different amount of reps, just do something different to shock your muscles. You can just google and look at different workouts and find one that is different than yours and do that. And if you have been doing 10 reps then switch to heavier weights for only 6 reps. The main point of switching up a workout is to shock your muscles to make them grow.
i switch my reps a lot... one day ill go heavy/forced reps.. the next ill do sets for reps.. but i feel like im not tricking my body enough?? i think i need more workouts for each muscle.. i do 3 exercises for each muscle group, but its hard for me to think of 3 more that i can do for the next time while working out at HOME.. i dont go to a gym. i have a few things at home that i use
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As said, different workout. Doing the same routine every day makes your muscles get used to it. You can work the same muscles and all; just have two different routines, and switch them maybe every three weeks. Sucks, because that means every three weeks your workouts get hard again, but...
is switching them every 3 weeks better than working out 4-6 weeks, taking a break, and than switching them? my body likes rest.
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There is a thing called, muscle Memory, an example of muscle memory is brushing your teeth, you dont have to think about it, you dont have to tell your muscles to unscrew the cap, put some tooth paste on your brush and you dont have to concentrate on your arm doing the strokes, youve done it a million times, its second nature.
Well the same thing happens when you work out, if you do the samething over and over and over again your mind begins to remember it so you dont have to think about it anymore and it becomes easier and easier and it will become less and less of a work out.
I try to nver do the SAME exact work out ever more than once.... it doenst have to be a drastic change, maybe you could switch up how you usually do a work out, if you ALWAYS work out biceps then triceps, work out your triceps first then your biceps. you just have to be creative in your work outs, watch some You tube videos to give you some ideas, and change your work out as much as possible..
but like i tell all my friends who tell me " Dude im to lazy to work out " doing 10 push ups a day is something, anything is better than nothing, and nothing but positive things comes from working out.
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just buy the P90X workout plan..its pretty badass, i cant even get past the warm up lol
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That is a good work out.. ive never tried it but i was watching the commercial, and i was sold, i have been working out for 2 years, 3 hours a day, every day, im in... Extremely good shape, and i dont think i could even finish that work out.... its intense, no doubt
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It means you need to change how you apply your muscles. You can still work out on the same muscle groups, but providing different workout strategies to keep your muscles 'guessing' and using your body to it's maximum potential. Lifting X amount of weight in such a position will only work so long until it's ineffective and your body decides it no longer needs to grow because it has become accustomed to the task it is exposed to on a daily basis.

I lift and mix martial arts with weights to provide those changes.

SUMMARY: Switch things up and don't use the same routine forever. You won't get very far if you do.
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