Adaptation is your arch-enemy when it comes to making bodybuilding gains. The moment your body adapts to the amount of protein you are giving it, growth will halt. The moment your body grows enough to meet the challenges of the training demand you present weekly, you stop growing. As soon as your system adapts to any challenge you present to it, you no longer need to grow to defeat it. This is why bodybuilders are continually changing the exercises and set/rep schemes we use in the gym, and rotating the types of proteins we use in the kitchen. However, when it comes to setting up our standard training schedules, there seems to be very little variation.
Most trainers will develop a 4 or 5 day training protocol that they are comfortable with, and they will use it for 10 or 15 years straight! Every major body part (
chest, back, shoulders, arms, and legs) will have their own day, usually in this order. It’s no wonder we see some guys in the gym, year after year, who never seem to be able to make gains. Bodybuilders never change up this arrangement, and as a result they stop seeing results. Their bodies simply adapt. There is no more confusion. But you can change this. You can confuse your muscle groups into growth once again.
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