HypertrophyCoach Joe Bennett › Forums › Training › Wanting to try out my own program, could I get a review? › Reply To: Wanting to try out my own program, could I get a review?
Wow, thanks so much Joe! I like how you said it was “splitting marginal hairs” since it seems like I am really “majoring in the minors.” This has been a really bad mindset for me for months now where I keep changing my programs and can’t overload overtime because of these arm and shoulder variant dilemmas..
You said you’d give up variance for an exercise you like more which I should probably do but if you use the same rep ranges ie a preacher curl on Monday and Wednesday, you wouldn’t be able to necessarily progress from your Monday session since you only have one day of rest between the exercise and also the different back exercises beforehand on each day would perhaps fatigue the biceps differently in each day. Does this matter? The same concept for side-delts and triceps. It’s this mindset that has been hindering some of my gains.
On the other hand, if I do a different variation for each body part on each day, this would fix the issue above because I wouldn’t be using the same exercise but would cause another problem: would there be a time where I plateau on all of these variants and not have anything to replace it with?
Both of these issues are my fears for a) using the same exercise with less variation during the week, and b) using different exercises with more variance.
I’m just really hoping I can get over this mindset!