Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by xela, Jul 26, 2006.
Well...did I? My hamstrings hurt, but my quads don't.
I bet they don't
meh, I've got nothing
I did three sets of 15 with 50lbs plus the bar when doing squats cuz I've never done them before...I definitely could have gone heavier though.
I use the the other leg press thing whenever I go to the gym too and I go as heavy as I can do (I think it's like 140) but I never get sore from those either.
I drink protein shakes and I take a multi vitamin, C, E, Iron, Calcium.
The only time I get soreness is during lower body rep day. My hamstrings take like 4 days to get back to normal because the romanian deadlifts and leg curls kill them. It might also be due to me still having to bike and walk all the time and the legs not having time to recuperate but I dunno...
So yeah, soreness =/= good workout.
Soreness is not a good indicator of how good a workout was.
That's what I've heard on here...so how do I know? My quads feel tired, but they're not sore.
You worked your ass in the gym, your weights go up, etc...
Progress is the only indicator of the effectiveness of a program but there are many, many factors that indicate progress. It all depends on what your goals are.
Leg soreness usually kicks in the 2nd day after a workout. See how sore you are tomorrow.
Sweet. Looking forward to it.
but it is an indicator of small microtears in the muscle group
Listen to this man and only this man.
your body should get to a point where it doesnt get sore
If you keep pushing yourself all of the time then you will continue to get sore.
werd thats the point
Soreness is part of training but you don't train to get sore. You train to get stronger/bigger/etc. Don't worry about it.
If you get sore, you get sore.. if you don't, you don't.. a great diet will greatly decrease the amount of soreness you have.. just keep adding on the pounds, you'll get sore sooner or later
It's weird. My arms always get sore even when I use only 10lb. weights. I haven't gone any heavier yet because of how sore I get when I do them. I'm sore for like 4 or 5 days after I'm done.
My abs and legs seem to never get sore no matter how hard I work them...well, my quads don't, but my hamstrings and calves do.
I think the legs can take a bigger beating than the arms.. you probably push your arms to failure, where as it takes a lot more to do the same to your legs.. lift hard enough to fail, go back and do more.. you'll feel it the next day.
Pics of said legs?
only took 23 posts
We need pics to determine if you got a good workout or not.
No pics of legs since I've been muscle training. I don't know if my other legs would be impressive.
Doesn't matter whether you do or not Xelalala- like Ricey said, it's not an adequate indicator of a good workout. You can make yourself sore from just a new movement even if it's not a more difficult movement.