I am going to be 57 in a few days. I’ve been lifting weights since I was 14 years old (43 years). I am not the one who invented the confusion principle, but I been using it for years  as a way to confuse the muscles, keep things fresh, stimulate growth and to promote a more well rounded look. The confusion principle is often overlooked as a tool to help you grow. At this point in my career, I get so bored, so fast, that I usually do a particular exercise for 2-3 workouts maximum, before switching to something new. As a matter of fact, it’s been happening intuitively, more and more, as I can’t stand doing the same thing week after week, month after month. Do you remember as a beginner doing bench presses for 9 months, growing the whole time, then one day it stopped? The longer you lift, the worse it gets. As a matter of fact, one of the best things you can constantly do, especially at the advanced stages, is search for new exercises that you’ve never done and milk them for all they’re worth. Each time you do, you’ll feel that beginner’s surge of growth, enjoy working out and not dread the same old exercises yet again. So go ahead, mix things up, confuse those muscles and GET BRUTALLY HUGE!  Life’s too short not to grow. Stay healthy and GET BRUTALLY HUGE!

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