Been experimenting some time now with my workout, trying to see what works and what doesn’t. I have accepted the fact (thanks to this website) that I either shoot to burn or shoot to build, never both. For now I am shooting to shed the last couple of pounds I have left before upping the kcals to high levels in order to gain. In recent questions I asked, I had mixed feelings towards the idea of switching exercises each week.
When I say switch, I mean if one week I do bench press, the next week I might do DB Press. If I used the smith this week, I might use a machine or dumbbell the next. Granted, since I am running a calories deficit, I am not expecting to build strength nor am I expecting to build that much muscle, however, I wouldn’t mind knowing the right way to do things. I have to say I have been seeing strength gains with some exercises, but not others. Leg Press for example is an exercise I have seen consistent gains in each week, but I do that exercise every week, versus something like Bench Press, which I don’t do every week, and I assuming as a result, don’t see as much of a gain if any.
Guess the real question is: Would it be best to focus on a specific routine with the same exercises for 4-6 weeks, then switch exercises, or is the switching of exercises each week ideal. I know some responses are going to be “whatever works for you” however, a professional opinion would be nice. I have been reading and searching the site for an hour now not finding a definitive answer.
In case someone asks, the reason I switch is because of the idea of muscle confusion. Trying not to let my body get used to the same thing so that I continue to achieve gains…