How many weeks should I do the same exercises?

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    127.0.0.1 New Member

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    There must be a good balance between seeing gains and going up in weight while doing the same workouts each week, and changing up your routine in order to get some amount of muscle confusion.

    Currently, I do a different muscle group each day.
    M - Legs/abs
    T - Chest
    W - Back/abs
    R - Shoulders
    F - Arms/abs

    Usually stick to cardio or rest on the weekends. I like doing the same workouts each week to some degree because it's nice to see myself going up in weight, but what would be a reasonable amount of time until I switch up my routine to new exercises.

    Much appreciated. :x:
     
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    maybe every couple months or when your gains stop/slow :dunno:

    everyone's body is different, you gotta listen to what yours tells you.
     
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    Alright, so I shouldn't be changing every 4-5 weeks.

    I feel that my gains are great almost everywhere. My worst exercise is decline bench press, I have been stuck doing my final set with 225lbs for 9-10 months. Otherwise gains are great.
     
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    ehh to be honest 4-5 weeks might be a good number, i personally wait longer. i'm sure someone who knows more than me can shed some light.

    if you are still getting good gains i don't see why you would stop after 5 weeks except if specific muscles need to get switched up such as chest in your case.
     
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