I was wondering about WSB’s method of combatting CNS fatigue i.e. changing exercises every 1-3 weeks. Whilst I understand the idea behind this, does this really work? Whilst searching for an answer I found the following quote from Charles Staley which sums up what I was thinking about exactly:
“while I have the greatest respect Louie Simmons’ and WSB, there is an inconsistency with their assertion that you can’t go 3 weeks at 90+% of 1RM without suffering from CNS fatigue. They claim that this can be remedied by simply switching exercises, but does that make sense? If you squat at 90% for 3 weeks, then deadlift for 3 weeks at 90%, all the CNS know is that’s it’s getting continuously hammered! Just something to think about”
What do you all think?
Is the solution to make sure that when you change exercises you choose a very different movement from the one you have been doing so, for example, instead of moving from squats to deadlifts, you could move from squats to good mornings?
One more question: how regularly do you guys return to an exercise? for example, if you do romanian deadlifts how long would you wait before returning to them?
Any thoughts appreciated.