Salto wrote:I think for me the distinction I draw in my mind is between "muscle confusion" on the one hand, and good old-fashioned plateau-fighting techniques on the other. "Muscle confusion" is a term made common (and coined?) by P90X. Now P90X is a fine general fitness approach that has helped very many people get into fine shape -- but it's also geared towards a broader audience that is as much in pursuit of "a little bit of everything" gains as anything else. Muscle confusion ala P90X feels different to me than what (say) Westside barbell does to ensure forward progression in advanced athletes, or what Ross does.
I have goals, I try to relentlessly progress until I hit them and then set new goals, I don't do muscle confusion but I do use a variety of techniques to speed my forward progress.
None of which is a slam on P90X, people who do it are in much better shape than the average westerner. But my goals are my own, not an averaged-out set that applies to everyone, so I pursue them using better-suited techniques. If I found my goals and abilities perfectly coinciding with P90X's, I might give their methods a try.
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