I have a friend who told me that I should change my workout routine every 5 weeks, because the musle get used to the excercise, but my trainer told me that I should never ever change my routine, that the lifting more weight is what makes the muscle grow, what should I do? I mean maybe my new trainer doesnt want to train me, or maybe I just have to add more weight
03-10-2011, 08:27 PM #1
how often do I have to change my routine?
03-10-2011, 08:33 PM #2
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03-10-2011, 08:39 PM #3
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It is only worth changing your routine when it is no longer working and you know it is the routine not diet or sleep.
That is usually far longer than 5 weeks. At least months and for a beginner it could be a year or more.
Even then, once your routine stalls, you don't have to completely change it sometimes just switching one exercise or tweeking the order to emphasise a weak point can often get things moving again.--- Equipment Crew Member No. 11
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03-10-2011, 08:40 PM #4
03-10-2011, 09:13 PM #5
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lifting more weight is what makes the muscle grow,
No real reason to change your routine unless your goals change. When a particular exercise refuses to progress for 3 workouts in a row, no matter how hard you try to move it, simply substitute a different exercise for the same bodypart, and work to progress the new exercise.No brain, no gain.
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