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Old 01-05-2007, 08:20 PM   #2
Lincoln Brigham
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Note that even periodized workouts never actually repeat in practice. By the time the entire period is finished and is ready to be repeated, the trainee is at a different fitness level. The system called the human body is so complicated and fluid that true homeostasis never happens. Something has always changed, especially in regards to fitness.

Which means that the human body is too complicated to rely on exact formulas to generate workouts. You'd never get enough relevant data compiled before the body moved on. Heck, most people can't calculate their calorie intake to the nearest 5%. That's a margin of error equal to 10 pounds of bodyfat per year. That's a significant whopper of an error and that's just one variable.

Fitness programming is an art form. Math can only hope to explain WHY it must remain an art and will never be an exact science.
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