How important is exercise variety in your body building workout? It can mean the difference between phenomenal success and total failure!
An important thing to remember is that our bodies quickly adapt to the stresses that we subject them to, or they quit on us. If the stress is within your body’s capability, it will adapt, but if the stress is too severe, your body will break down. So how do we train so that our body will continue to grow more muscular? I mean, if our body adapts to the training, don’t we have to train even harder to force it to adapt? The answer is to change it up.
It is true that one must train sufficiently hard to stimulate muscle growth, but training too hard for too long will definitely result in a lack of results at best, and injury or illness at worst. So, if that is all true, what can someone do to keep growing? Switch it up.
By using a variety of exercises and changing them frequently, you can keep your body from stagnating and achieve better results. Using your Back as an example, let’s say that you are doing seated low-pulley rows on your Back day. The next time you work your Back you can switch to bent rows. The next time do 1-arm rows, or pulldowns. When you have gone through several different workouts with different exercises, you can start the cycle over. If you are keeping a training log, you can see what you did the last time you did a certain exercise, which will give you an idea of what you can do, and a goal to exceed.
Try the exercise variety in our Big Arm Workout.