So muscle confusion and switching routines each month is not good?
Originally Posted by orangegoblin
Personally, I have found better progress with progressive load for growth as opposed to switching routines around frequently in an attempt to "confuse" muscles. You should pick a routine with built-in progressive loads and based on compound lifts.
Follow a program for at least 3 months (some would argue longer). It usually takes that long to evaluate whether or not it is working. Avoid workout program ADD. It's hard to do, especially for some of us who are actually attention deficit, but it is really important. Just stick to a routine, know your TDEE, eat your Macros, get enough sleep, and you will see gains. Oh, and do NOT compare yourself to others in terms of gains. Our genetics are all so different. You will grow faster than some, and slower than others, and it does not matter at all.
Current goal: Cut down to 165 while increasing bench press to 300 by 6/30/2013. So close, I can feel it.
What I've been doing since discovering this site is: compound exercises, light weight (except for arms), and strict form. Until last year I had never done squats or deadlifts.
You are definitely on the right track with squats and deadlifts but DO NOT lift light weight. It will not get you "tone" and it does not help cut bodyfat like some retards think. It will tell your body it's ok to break down the muscle if needed since you aren't using it. Whether cutting or bulking you need to ALWAYS lift heavy. The only thing that you would change between these two phases is your diet in terms of the number of calories you're eating.
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