Muscle Confusion Training
Have you heard this one? "Muscle confusion training keeps your workouts from getting stale."
Or what about? "Mix up your routine to confuse your muscles."
Sadly, the only thing in danger of getting confused is the crazy rationale of this advice.
- Firstly, muscle confusion is a myth, and is no more real than the Tooth Fairy or Bigfoot.
- Secondly, how do you 'confuse' a muscle anyway? A muscle is a very simple device and can only relax or contract.
- Thirdly, mixing up your routine does not keep your training from 'getting stale'. Having unclear goals and floundering with conflicting principles and myths is often to blame.
Instead, here is what you should do:
Use the same exercises each workout to chart whether you made progress or need more time for recovery. This simple practice is a far better measure of your training efforts and is a great way to blow off any 'confusion'.