One of my most disliked phrases with regards to training is “shocking”.
“All you gotta do bro, is just shock the muscle”. This falls into a similar category of “muscle confusion”.
There seems to be a facility with regards to hypertrophy (muscle growth), that you constantly need to change things up, change the exercises. Just turn up and change the routine from last week and you will grow? Not quite…
How about “confusing” the muscle by measuring what you did in previous weeks and adding incremental overload to those movements or more volume (total sets), sounds a little bit like progressive tension overload…
There is no need to constantly switch things up with regards to hypertrophy. How can you measure progress? How do you know if you are progressing if you are constantly changing everything? You can’t… focus on incremental improvement “Progressive tension overload” adding more weight to the bar, more volume etc.
Changing your routine has it’s place after a period of time, but Changing it every single workout is a recipe for stagnation and frustration!