[quote]Professor X wrote:
steven alex wrote:
I hear so often about changing around the various parameters of a particular workout ( changing exercises, weight selection, rep and set variables every six weeks or so ) that I have become a little confused.
I find it very hard to monitor progression if I am forever altering things, even the order I do my exercises in a given routine can have an impact on the data I use to evaluate and guage the efficacy of a workout.
I was wondering has anyone went through a whole year or so just doing the basic same exercises and only adjusting the ammount lifted and seen success and continued gains?
I don’t change much at all and haven’t in years. During those same years, I have made changes in my body that are pretty significant.
The smallest people are usually the ones claiming everything needs to be changed that often.
Find what works and stick with it until it doesn’t. That is what most of the guys who actually look build have been doing for decades.
There was actually a big debate on this a while back in this forum.[/quote]
I think it is important to add though, that I’m sure you have periodized your workouts and that I think is important. You can’t just continue to up the weight each week and look for results. There are, and should be back off workouts/weeks.
But I completely agree that anarchy in your workouts is fruitless. Everyone who makes wholesale changes in their workouts weekly or even monthly would benefit from a structured long term consistant plan. This plan of the month mentality has held many back.