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Old 06-25-2013, 04:32 PM
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Wow, that is a ton of exercises.

What happens when you do that many is that you don't give your body a chance to become really efficient at a movement. It is a good idea to have several main exercises that you use most of the time. It is perfectly acceptable to have some accessory exercises that you rotate in and out of your routine, but once again, try to keep a few exercises in your routine/split nearly 100% of the time.

What that allows, is your body to become neurologically efficient at those motor pathways. As you become efficient, you will recruit more muscle at those movements. As you recruit more muscle, you will become stronger. As you become stronger and use more weight, you will be placing more tension on the muscles. Placing more tension on the muscles provides a great stimulous for hypertrophy and a great hormonal environment. As you add lean mass and create this positive hormonal environment, your metabolism improves and it is easier to stay lean.

Honestly, it doesn't really matter the goal; be it hypertrophy, strength, fat loss, athleticism, slowing down natural aging, mobility, etc. I would recommend regular squatting, deadlifting, pressing and rowing for anyone.

Once your routine includes those basics and you start to get good at them, you will be happy with the results. If you spend 75 to 80% of your time in the gym on those exercises, than it really won't even matter what you do the other 20 to 25% of the time, that's how important it is to get strong/efficient at the basic human movement patterns.

Hope that helps.

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