Originally Posted by Silock
I guess my overall emphasis is that we do things all the time that we may not necessarily prefer to do when it comes to diet and fitness. I mean, I'd love to eat apple pie every day and 18 fatty steaks, while drinking as much as I want. But I can't. We all make sacrifices in the name of fitness. So, bearing that in mind, it makes more sense, IMO, to do the exercises that are the very best for you, regardless of how boring they may be at times. And I think you agree with that, mostly.
To a point yes, but while it might not make the most sense I do a leg/bicep day instead of the usual leg/ad or leg/core. Like most people I hate doing legs so I added the bi excercises at the end to keep that day fun and me excited to come to the gym. I think it's okay to sacrifice "some" of something that may give you the maxim benefit exhange for unjoyment or keeping it fun at the gym. I'm of course mainly referring to casual gym member and not a competitive athlete.
I've got 2 guys in my gym that are in the their mid 40's. One just won the NPC Mr Missouri overall title and the other one got like 3rd overall in the Masters comp around KC somewhere. Both guys look like freak of natures, but don't train together because they don't like the way the other trains, but they get along fine. Obviously what one is doing may be scientifcally better then the other, I don't know. But they like to do what they do and they probably wouldn't be happy doing it another way even though it works for someone else. Obviously they aren't doing stuff utterly crazy dumb, but they aren't taking it to an extreme that they don't enjoy coming in.