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When it comes to workout, there are several different types of workout that lead to a slightly different body shapes. Of course, the most extreme variations include lean shape created by nothing other than cardio workout and bodybuilding type of body, created by resistance training with weight lifting. Obviously, the body will take the direction that a practitioner chooses.

So, what would be the best possible thing to do? It seems that people tend to forget what the most important thing is when it comes to exercising or any other thing in life, for that matter. That is the information, facts that should lead us in our lives. And the facts say that practicing with the help of only one workout is something that should be left in the past, not because it is not effective, but because more can be achieved by combining several different exercising forms. These new types of workouts can be called muscle confusion workouts.


While practicing the same thing over and over again, the body becomes used to that form, the muscle performs repeated motions easily and less energy is needed. It can be said that if there is no extra fat present, this might be a good thing, but usually, most of the practitioners have some extra pounds they want to get rid of (thus the exercising), and decreased consumption of energy and less calories spent is not the goal. How can this be avoided?


Cross training should be used in order to confuse the muscles. This means that muscles should be put under different strain each training session. In this way, they will simply not be able to become used to the same motions and thus, the exercising will always be challenging. On the other hand, some experts say that this might slow down the overall development of the muscles because they will be used in so many different ways and that the exhaustion might occur if there is no caution.

If there is 6 days of exercising in the week, two days should be for muscle mass building, two for strict cardio session, while two can be used for some cardio/resistance toning. Cross training also includes different activation of the muscles in the same workout type. An example for this would be triathlon competition, which is based on cardio workout but with different forms. It includes running, swimming and riding a bicycle.

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