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12-23-2002, 05:00 AM
Is it true that you need to change how you lift every so often in order to keep gaining strength?
12-23-2002, 06:44 AM
12-23-2002, 06:04 PM
You do, however, have to switch up the exercises you do every month or so if you're trying to grow your muscles.
De La Soul
12-23-2002, 06:14 PM
Your muscles aren't as smart as many people give them credit for. Doing a machine curl instead of a barbell curl won't *shock* your muscle into growing. It will hardly even notice the difference. The only think you'd be doing is isolating your bicep more by doing a machine curl (not good in my opinion).
Generally, don't chop and change exercises.
Only change them occassionally to stay motivated.
12-23-2002, 09:33 PM
You don't need to change up exercises to keep growing, I find it helps me to change the excerises adn their order as well with the amount of reps and sets I do. It's all about what works best for you though. Just experiment and see what works, the same stuff doesn't work for everyone.
12-25-2002, 03:22 PM
Yeah, if you want to shock, it's best to do it by upping reps for a couple workouts, or by taking a week off.
12-27-2002, 10:35 AM
I beleive changing your workout helps in a variety of different ways....
every now and then change the order of exercises, the exercises themselves, the reps you're shooting for, and the sets....
it's just something different, i notice gains in myself with a switch things up a bit.
Mack Of All Trades
12-27-2002, 10:55 AM
Running and varying your workouts are the perfect solution to most fitness problems.
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