Back in May of 98, i attended a seminar of the 6x Mr O Dorian Yates, it wasn't the most educational event (as the seminar revolved mostly around the topic of steroids and HGH's, something i have no interest in), however Dorian made his views clear regarding varying your training, his advice...DONT vary your training! (he still advocates this today). He (and other trainers, specifically H.I.T trainers) believe that one should stick with the same split and exercises workout after workout, week after week, month after month, year after year. Dorian (and these other trainers) believe that if your change your routine regularly, you cant keep track of your progress, ie your strength increases...
This is my argument against this....for the purpose of hypertrophy.
Adapted = to become adjusted to new condition's
Fact: When an organism becomes adapted to an environment, the same environment is less likely to create change.
Since strength is finite, then one must apply progressive loading to new environments. This means regularly changing things in your workouts, from the exercises, to techniques used, to frequency & split used etc. This theory is backed up by the S.A.I.D principle (specific adaptation to imposed demands), and the GAS principle (general adaptation syndrome), and even Darwin's theory of evolution.
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