Muscle Confusion

February 6, 2012

So it’s been business as usual with good healthy eating and some exercise most days. Weekends still involve a bit of excess on both food and alcohol which always takes me back a step, so I lose in the week and put some back on the weekend, but as long as overall I’m moving in the right direction then I’m happy with that.

My next big goal is to get in even better shape by the time of my next vacation on 30th March, which gives me eight weeks to make some progress.

I’ve decided to step up the exercise as I’ve taken it pretty easy for the last year and am certainly fitter and leaner and probably ready to start ‘working it’ as they say. Again, I’m not going to force myself to do anything but I just feel ready to do it so why not?

I’ve been researching different fitness programs and from what I’ve learned the real key to getting good results is something called Muscle Confusion.

Apparently, if you do the same exercises all the time, your muscles adapt and become very efficient at doing them. That’s why they are so good at what they do. But this means that they require a lot more working to get the same gains as you would have got when you first started and often this is really difficult to do.

So what you have to do is change the specific exercises you do on a fairly regular basis. This means your muscles don’t get a chance to adapt to the exercise and are being constantly forced to work hard. This in turn means burning more calories and, if the correct nutrition is taken, more muscle growth, which is something I’m keen on, being a bloke!

So I’ll be having a go at some new things over the next few weeks and I’ll report on my progress as I go along.

Eight weeks and counting, lets see what happens.

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