Muscle confusion is a strategy of performing a different exercise routine each time you exercise. When performing a strategically programmed form of muscle confusion, then yes, it can be beneficial. There must be certain factors addressed in this situation however, such as balance of muscle tissue, multiple planes of motion, specific progression factors, etc. Most trainers performing muscle confusion are not truly programming strategically but rather leading you through a workout of either “guesswork” or “whatever feels good to them that day”.

At Custom Fitness, we believe in building strategic, research based exercise plans that are certain to provide results. While it can be fun to mix it up in the gym, it’s super motivating when you can actually SEE your progress whether in physical abilities or in physical changes.