Mike Shukis

Variety is the Enemy

August 23, 2022

In the weight room, variety is the enemy. Changing exercises is not how you make progress. Confusing your body doesn't work the way you think. Your body doesn't know what to do when you constantly change things.

You make progress by keeping things simple. Your training doesn't need to change much. And the movements should rarely change. At least not the main ones. If the squat is your focus, make it a priority. You don't get better at squatting by doing other movements. That's silly. You improve the squat by squatting. That's common sense.

Don't change things. Stick to the program long enough to see results. Variety is a good way to make no progress. If you want to see changes, you have to stick to the plan. Resist the urge to change things for no reason.

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