5 Effective Ways to Always Keep Your Body Guessing, Boosting Results

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Retro Fitness, a Leading Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Franchise,
Shares Effective Strategies to Help Incorporate Muscle Confusion into a
Workout Routine

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#muscleconfusion–The concept of muscle confusion has been around since the 80s but just
recently became a hotter topic as people look for new ways to gain mass
quickly and increase stability in core muscle regions. Before you go any
further, you must know that to truly understand the concept of muscle
confusion, everything you previously knew about weight training must go
out the door.

Muscle confusion keeps your body constantly guessing. When you perform
the same workout by doing the same number of reps, using the same
machines and targeting the same muscle groups, the growth of your
muscles becomes stagnant – leading to a decline in overall strength. By
altering different variables and targeting a variety of core muscles,
your body becomes challenged to keep up with your new found
unpredictability and has no option but to accept the changes.

Retro
Fitness
CEO and founder Eric Casaburi says the hardest part about
creating a muscle confusion routine is pushing through the pain in order
to meet your weekly goals. “As you begin to target and strengthen
forgotten muscle groups, your body will require longer times to recover
at first. Pushing through that pain in the offset will give you the
confidence to keep with it and see serious results.”

Casaburi outlined several effective strategies to help incorporate
muscle confusion into your workout routine. Remember, unpredictability
and uncertainty are your friends when creating a routine around muscle
confusion.

  1. Regularly be Irregular. Become more cognizant of all the muscle
    groups that make up your body. Regularly alter your plan to target
    forgotten muscles, while also increasing the weight and reps over
    time. The first rule of an effective muscle confusion routine is there
    is no structure or plan.
  2. Alter Reps for Increased Stimulation. If you have been doing
    the same routine for the past six months, slowly introduce new
    exercises into your plan and work on them for 12 weeks. Within that
    span, try to adjust the sets and reps to increase muscle stimulation.
  3. Body Measurements. It sounds like a no brainer, but in order to
    gauge the success of your new workout, plan on taking your body
    measurements from day one. This will help you keep tabs on your
    progress.
  4. Rest Time. Keep your body guessing by resting for different
    lengths of time between sets. The unpredictability adds yet another
    layer of “confusion” to the workout and will help maximize the results
    of your weight training.
  5. A Small Piece of Advice. Lightly altering your grip or bar type
    can stimulate different muscles and give you the variation your body
    requires.

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About Retro Fitness

Founded in 2004 by entrepreneur Eric Casaburi, Retro Fitness has evolved
from a regional Northeast gym concept into a national fitness system
with more than 150 gyms open in 16 states. Under Casaburi’s leadership,
Retro Fitness is expanding its footprint with more than 100 gyms in its
development pipeline and plans to have 250 gyms open in the next two
years in new, major markets, such as Florida, Illinois, California,
Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah,
Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Each Retro Fitness location is equipped
with a full-service fitness center, including 60-100 pieces of equipment
supplied by leading manufacturers. The burgeoning franchise has placed
in the top 300 of Entrepreneur’s magazine’s prestigious Franchise
500 list for six consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.retrofitness.com,
and to learn more about franchise opportunities visit www.retrofranchising.com.

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