Muscle confusion has been coined to describe the benefits of adding variety to your exercise routine and thus avoiding a plateau effect.
In order to continue to stimulate positive gains in strength, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, balance etc., we must challenge the body in unfamiliar ways, while retaining the fundamental principles to achieve our goals. We are creatures of habit and that often means we find comfort in performing the same exercise routine. Therefore, “confusing your muscles” by taking your body out of its comfort zone will help prevent plateaus.
Finding the balance of skill mastery and adaptation is the key. Having an exercise professional provide the appropriate variety and progressions to your fitness routine will dramatically improve your results.
Body & Soul works closely with Halestorm Physiotherapy.