Every single workout program within this manual has guidelines on when to stop each program and move onto another. In short, you will always stop a program when it stops working for you.
If you haven't made progress in more than a few workouts, you need to take a break and change programs. A break from weight training (active or full break) along with a change in workout programs will get you back on track.
This usually happens anywhere from 6 weeks to many months depending on whether or not you've made the right choice in workout programs, diet and nutrition, rest and recovery, and more. You want a workout program to last as long as possible because that means you are making progress. As long as you are making progress, keep going. Progress in weight lifting is defined as getting stronger and stronger.
No one can make progress forever. If that was possible, we would have super humans walking around right now.
You need to work on conditioning and improving your overall fitness as you step your way through each style of weight training program.
Your fitness level will determine the amount of volume, intensity, and frequency that allows you to make optimal progress. All of this changes as your fitness level increases and as you become stronger and more advanced.
The workout plans are made to help you experiment with what works best for you. You can step your way through the programs or experiment with any style workout program that you want. You will learn everything you need to know when it comes to what style of weight training works best for you.
Always follow the program guidelines on when to stop a particular program and move onto another one. And always make sure you have everything else about your program optimized before you declare that a certain style of training does or doesn't work for you. Follow the WLC System manual to ensure you have everything optimized.
Let me just warn you… if you aren't eating properly and following guidelines within the WLC System manual, no program out there will work for you. Don't waste your time. Follow the WLC System guidelines and you'll get amazing results.
Results from weight training will never be as good when you're eating fewer calories and trying to lose body fat.
You can still get great results but you will always gain more strength and build more muscle with a calorie surplus (assuming you are eating a very nutritious diet in both cases).
You can also change your style of training if you simply want to try something different. If you're tired of training in a certain manner, you might just need a change in training styles to get the results flowing again.
Weight training should always be fun and challenging and that's what you're going to get with this workout manual.
You're going to love the results, and you're going to want to try all of the different training styles.
Just make sure you measure your results and pay attention to strength gains from workout to workout. Just a slight strength increase is progress. Put together a string of small strength increases and look out!!! You've just made huge gains in strength.
Only stop a workout program when it isn't working any longer. Ride the wave of progress for as long as you can with each workout program.