Scheduled (Planned) Routines

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    Jul 05, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    I've been going to the gym now for about five years, and have tried a number of routines. The routine I am currently toying/involved with is "Jim Stoppani's 12-week shortcut to size." If you don't add cardio to the routine, or combine work outs, it has you going to the gym four days a week, for about 90 minutes per workout, not bad at all.

    Over these few years, I have noticed that many people do follow a routine, and a large number of people don't - yet they are still in great shape with this whole "I just go when I feel like it, and work which ever muscle I feel needs it most."

    My question is this - how many people use planned routines, or don't use planned routines? If you have switched between the two, which showed more results and made you most pleased?
  • UFJocknerd

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    Jul 06, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    I've used Layne Norton's PHAT routine for the last 6 months. Best workout plan I ever used.
  • daveindenver

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    Jul 06, 2012 5:52 AM GMT
    Everything does not work the same for everyone ......so results are not the same for everyone either. Try different routines and eventually you will figure out what works best for you (because yours will be different from everyone elses )
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    Jul 06, 2012 1:43 PM GMT
    Routines are monotonous to me. I keep up with what's been worked throughout the week, and make sure that everything is worked evenly by the end of the week. No special schedule or routine...just when I feel like working out.
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    Jul 06, 2012 2:04 PM GMT
    If I didn't have a routine, I would totally have reverted back to my old lazy self. A routine is a must for me. If I get off my routine - like I did last week while on a trip - I am screwed up for a couple of weeks until I get myself back on track.

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    Jul 06, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    Planned routine. Planning helps you track progress and keep you on track. If you are at a point where you are satisfied with yourself and you instinctively know what needs to be done, then you can go at it without a plan. However it may take years to get to that point depending what your goal is.