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Muscle confusion

Post by frankie123 » Tue May 18, 2010 12:09 pm

So i'm going to the gym everyday. (obviously different muscle group each day) I know the muscles need to be confused in order to get bigger and to avoid plateau. I m going to change it up every two months

I'm just wondering let say

I do bench press

two months later

I do chest press

n then after two months can i go bak to bench press or i need some other exercise?


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Post by stuward » Tue May 18, 2010 12:55 pm

Try keeping bench press there all the time and vary the rep ranges. You can also vary it by doing variations of this exercise from time to time. Add the chest press as an accesory exercise and change it up with dumbbell presses, flys or other chest exercises.

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Post by frankie123 » Tue May 18, 2010 11:21 pm

so changing reps and sets can also confuse the muscles for it to grow right?

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Post by Jungledoc » Wed May 19, 2010 4:52 am

What's the talk about "confusing the muscles"??? How is a muscle confused, or how is it not confused? Is "confusion" beneficial somehow?

Present the body with new stresses is helpful. When muscles and the CNS adapt to a particular pattern of stress, no further adaptation occurs. Changing the patterns of stress can produce new adaptations. But I don't get the concept of "confusion" of muscles.

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Post by KPj » Wed May 19, 2010 5:09 am

Jungledoc wrote:What's the talk about "confusing the muscles"??? How is a muscle confused, or how is it not confused? Is "confusion" beneficial somehow?

Present the body with new stresses is helpful. When muscles and the CNS adapt to a particular pattern of stress, no further adaptation occurs. Changing the patterns of stress can produce new adaptations. But I don't get the concept of "confusion" of muscles.
I find telling political jokes confuses my muscles the most. That, and jokes about programming/databases (they do exist, you know).

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Post by frogbyte » Wed May 19, 2010 12:33 pm

update muscle m set m.size = m.size + 1 where m.muscle_group_id in (select mg.muscle_group_id from muscle_group mg where mg.name = 'Guns')

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Post by Jungledoc » Wed May 19, 2010 4:37 pm

KPj--British political jokes work best for my muscles.

Frogbyte--that doesn't confuse my muscles; but the rest of me is pretty much in the dark.

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Post by ApolytonGP » Wed May 19, 2010 4:58 pm

My muscles get confused just fine by an extra 5 pound over last acheived performance.

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Post by IceDane » Wed May 19, 2010 7:23 pm

frogbyte wrote:update muscle m set m.size = m.size + 1 where m.muscle_group_id in (select mg.muscle_group_id from muscle_group mg where mg.name = 'Guns')
muscleSize++;

+1 for there being programmers here.

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Post by Jason Nunn » Wed May 19, 2010 7:47 pm

I crack up everytime I hear this term. They mention it over and over again in the p90x infomertials. The guy selling the program talks about it like it's some new thing he's discovered. It just makes me want to scream, "IT'S CALLED PERIODIZATION, AND YOU DIDN'T INVENT IT!"

Sorry, for the rant. Continue on with the programming lingo.

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Post by Ironman » Fri May 21, 2010 4:23 am

Jungledoc wrote:What's the talk about "confusing the muscles"??? How is a muscle confused, or how is it not confused? Is "confusion" beneficial somehow?

Present the body with new stresses is helpful. When muscles and the CNS adapt to a particular pattern of stress, no further adaptation occurs. Changing the patterns of stress can produce new adaptations. But I don't get the concept of "confusion" of muscles.
Basically it's idiotese for periodization and/or Changing things in the routine to prevent lack of gains due to adaptation.

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Post by frankie123 » Fri May 21, 2010 3:42 pm

ok guys, lots of talking here but whats the conclusion lulz

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Post by Ironman » Tue May 25, 2010 2:43 am

frankie123 wrote:ok guys, lots of talking here but whats the conclusion lulz
You have got to be kidding me......

Ok, this is as simple as I can put it. Hopefully you understand this.

Changing things in your routine sometimes, is good. Muscle confusion is just a stupid name for it.

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Post by Jungledoc » Tue May 25, 2010 7:29 am

Muscle confusion is when muscle memory fails.

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Post by Nevage » Tue May 25, 2010 11:47 am

Jungledoc wrote:Muscle confusion is when muscle memory fails.
Hahaha. :lol:


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