I love this idea! I am always looking to change up my workouts but don't really know enough about which exercises work what muscles, so I'm afraid of doing unbalanced workouts. This gives me a great template to work from.
This is a great idea. I never thought of it. I've saved it as a favorite.
11/8/2009 6:45:12 PM
This is a great article. When I strength train, I always switch up my exercises to avoid my muscles getting use to the same exercises. However, the mix 'n match workout chart is a wonderful idea. This takes some of the guess work out of figuring out a new routine.
This is a good idea and is something I just started thinking about during this morning's workout. This will help. Also, Rowan has a great idea, I never thought about the library and checking out discount stores. I'll be making plans to go to Ollies later this week and see what they have! Great ideas people thanks so much for sharing!
This was very helpful. Thanks for the information. I will incorporate this into my routine.
9/9/2009 6:16:59 AM
personally I work a 4 day split routine for around 8 weeks then I swap to a 5 day split routine for another 8 weeks...once that is finished I go back to a 4 day routine... generally I swap up the exercises I do on each cycle...I add in new excercises etc this way it never gets dull and about the time my muscles are starting to get use to my routine I swap it up
This is exactly what i needed. Sometimes i don't like one of the excersises SP suggests for my streagth training, and i i end up spending ages trawling through the excersises trying to find another one that excersises the same muscle groups. Now i can have a bit of variety and know that i'm excersisng all the major muscle groups. thanks!
5/15/2009 7:48:11 PM
Mixing it up is a great idea. Your muscles are smart and they get use to doing the same thing and then you stop gaining. I relayed that message to my husband this morning during our work-out hour.
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