(Fausto @ Sep. 11 2006,04:21)
I know this may sound ficticious and maybe even fastidious...but, I am going to emphasize it anyway!
Specially for newbies, there seems to be a trend that the more variation of exercises you can fit into a workout the better!
This is rather wastefull
1 - It does not help the summation effect, which is one of the main principles of HST "hitting the muscle every 36 - 48 hours"
2 - It wastes a lot of time - you should spend 45 - 60 minutes in the gym, have a intense workout at least from the 5's onward and get out.
3 - Confusing the muscle to make it grow is not a HST theory or parctice and is a retarded way of viewing muscle physiology
4 - when a workout is simple (consists of 5 to 6 exercises, maximum 8), it becomes highly productive if the proper HST principles are applied to it!
5 - Use of isolation exercises without exception, should only be used when one has grown to a satisfactory size overall, they become wasteful otherwise (it is energy which could be used more productivelly).
I'll rant some more when the thread gets bigger
yep that definitley applies to newbies,but wouldnt work for me.
the only point i disagree with is that confusing a muscle doesnt produce any hypertrophy,although i dont change execises each week,i change some after each cycle and i change my workout altogether sometimes,trying something new can and does stimulate growth.the muscle gets used to one way of working and when you change your workout your body has to adapt again,which can induce growth adaptations especially if using progressive load.