Is there really a muscle confusion myth? Then read this article and discover the truth about this exciting muscle building workout principal.
[Is There a Muscle Confusion Myth?]
There are quite a few so-called "Fitness Gurus" on the Internet today writing articles that advocate the notion that there is a myth or scam around the proven training principle of muscle confusion.
Perhaps, they have not read – because they probably can't read – the study that was conducted at the Arizona State University (Tempe).
The study showed that individuals (in the study group) that used this workout principle during a12-week time-frame – outperformed the individuals in the study group that did not, by more than 100%.
The Truth about the Muscle Confusion Myth
I guess reviewing all the facts would be too much work for those that advocate the so-called "Muscle Confusion Myth."
In fact, the article I am referring to also insinuates that the individuals that are currently promoting this proven exercise protocol must be taking steroids.
As if, steroids have anything to do with intelligence.
Joe Weider and the Muscle Confusion Myth
Let's review the truth and the facts about the muscle confusion myth.
Originally, this exercise protocol was named by Joe Weider. Perhaps you have heard of Joe Weider, he and his brother Ben Weider – were the co-founders of the International Federation of Bodybuilding. In addition, Joe Weider for years published some of the most respected and read bodybuilding magazines.
Magazines like… Muscle and Fitness, Flex, Men's Health, and Shape Magazine.
His publishing empire made him and his brother a millionaire many times over. However, the person that is writing about the muscle confusion myth would have you believe that they know better than scientific studies, exercise physiologists, bodybuilders, and of course Joe Weider.
They talk about that they have 20 something years as natural bodybuilders.
Really now? Unfortunately, this is the problem with a lot of the information on the Internet today. You really don't know if the person writing knows anything about the subject. Including myself. So it falls upon you my friend, to do the research. Perhaps, these individuals are not familiar with periodization!
Why There's NO Muscle Confusion Myth
However, in all honesty they do indicate two of the requirements for muscle building growth. First, they do point out that two of the most important requirements for building muscle are increasing the volume load and incorporating the proper amount of rest and recuperation between workouts.
In other words, you must strive to increase the amount of resistance in each exercise movement and you must give the muscles of your body enough rest and nutrition in order to repair themselves and grow.
The idea that there really is a "Muscle Confusion Myth" is just bogus. And it's the complete opposite of the scientific evidence that indicates that muscles can and do become "adaptive."
Of course, your body's muscles cannot become "Confused."
What they fail to realize is that one of the reasons for changing your exercises is to hit your muscles from different angles. For example, if all you ever did was standing bicep curls. Then you begin bicep performing preacher curls, you would immediately realize how much weaker your biceps are in that movement when compared to the standing bicep curl exercise.
As a result, your bicep muscles would immediately respond to the new stress that you have placed on them.
That is one of the ways in which this protocol can help you build bigger muscles. Forget about the muscle confusion myth and incorporate this proven exercise principle into your next workout.