different workout schedules

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    Jul 28, 2010 2:14 PM GMT
    I was wondering what you guys thought. Do you think an inconsistent work out schedule is better than nothing? Or should it be consistent or nothing?
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    Jul 28, 2010 2:27 PM GMT
    I wouldn't know "consistent" if it slapped me in the face and called me daddy.
    Yet for some reason, I seem to be making gains faster than ever before.
    Keeping the muscles confused is how to make them grow. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 28, 2010 2:54 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI wouldn't know "consistent" if it slapped me in the face and called me daddy.
    Yet for some reason, I seem to be making gains faster than ever before.
    Keeping the muscles confused is how to make them grow. icon_biggrin.gif



    Can i slap you in the face and call you daddy??? lol, just kidding (kinda) but thanks for the reply, my schedule is so messed up it is damn near impossible to get any kind of consistency.
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    Jul 28, 2010 3:09 PM GMT
    Just about anything is better than nothing.

    For one thing, doing something different every time keeps it fresh, and as noted, keeps the muscles guessing, which can be more effective than mindless routine.

    I've seen a lot of elite-level athletes miss training because they couldn't do their routine. The even-better guys just get on with it, and do what they can do at the time.

    Nat




    Nat Brown taught and coached cross-country running and skiing for 16 years before joining the US Biathlon Team as wax technician. In 1989 he switched to the US Cross-Country team. He was the first American to take over technical services for a foreign team (Slovenia) and worked also for Germany and Sweden. He has coached at 3 Olympics and 14 World Championships, edited Nordic Update for 9 years and Cross-Country Skier for 2. He has written three books on skiing and training; the latest was The Complete Guide to Cross-Country Ski Preparation (Mountaineers Books) which has gone through two editions and a Russian translation. He spends as much time as he can at his ranch in British Columbia where he most recently hosted a pre-Olympic training camp for Slovenia.
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    Jul 28, 2010 4:13 PM GMT
    cougarguy said
    paulflexes saidI wouldn't know "consistent" if it slapped me in the face and called me daddy.
    Yet for some reason, I seem to be making gains faster than ever before.
    Keeping the muscles confused is how to make them grow. icon_biggrin.gif



    Can i slap you in the face and call you daddy??? lol, just kidding (kinda) but thanks for the reply, my schedule is so messed up it is damn near impossible to get any kind of consistency.
    You're not alone. I workout whenever I can find the time, and usually just make something that resembles time to go do it. It might be twice a week, and may be six times...depends on how I feel. For instance, last week I worked out 3 days (2x/day for 3 days in a row), and it's been 7 days since my last workout. Maybe I should do something today. icon_lol.gif