How sore do you get? I haven't been sore for awhile

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  1. HuskiRuski

    HuskiRuski Cardinal Fan

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    I don't get sore at all the day after workouts. I don't have time to do a 5 day split so I only workout every other day (3-4 times/week).

    Anyway, it seems to me that I work out pretty hard. I don't know what kind of specifics to give you, but I really feel I couldn't add much weight/reps to my sets and still complete them. As is, I sometimes fail on the last 1 or 2 reps of my last set.

    The morning after I lift, I wakeup not sore at all, as if I hadn't even worked out the day before. Is this norm
     
  2. BoypussY

    BoypussY game over.

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    if you're working out hard and can barely do another set than you're doing good. Soreness isn't a good indication of how well you trained the muscle. I personally like the feeling of being sore the next day cause it feels like i did something right, but it mostly happens when i do a lot of volume on one muscle group.
     
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    :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

    I think razor just made his first useful post in F&N. Solid post.
     
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    I get more sore from doing just 1-2 sets of low volume on anything. If I do just one body part per day (i.e. lots of volume) I tend to not get as sore, blood helps recovery or something. It depends on what you're used to doing.
     
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    I'm always sore after leg day. MY friends think i go to hard, because every week, i walk like a grampa tuesday wednesday.

    last week, i had doms in my legs until SATURDAY, and my leg workout was tuesday. It was inconceivable.
     
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    glutamine ftw
     
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    taking glutamine orally is pointless
     
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    I usually only feel soreness the day after leg and back day.

    Did chest yesterday, and I only feel tight. There's a fine line between feeling tight and feeling sore.
     
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    exactly the same for me
     
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    sore doesn't always mean good

    it could also mean you injured yourself or you're overtraining
     
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    naw, he's been on a role lately once the trolling from him and everyone else got cut out by the threat of the banstick from Pur

    wrong. taking it for recovery is pointless but it's good for gut health.
     
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    What was the other form of glutamine that was good for increasing plasma levels? glutamine-hcl or something?
     
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    not a clue
     
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    +1
     
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    agreed
     
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    Shit, I rarely get sore. Just when I start training again after long breaks. Legs get a crazy pump for a few days now, never much sore anymore..just once in a while. Switching up a routine sometimes changes things though.
     
  18. <Mark>

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    I took a week off to let my joints recover a little. Monday was my first day back, and I have been sore as shit all week.
     
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    a week, damn. Get back in there man, get some glucosamine or something. I dont want to be a no pain no gain preacher but of course its gonna hurt the first bit back, stay with it.
     
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    I only get really sore after I take a week off from the gym or something. As long as I am in the gym regularly I only feel a very slight soreness of the muscle group I worked the day before. Although after a day of deadlifts is definitely the most noticable.
     
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    I'm sore throughout the entire week.
     
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    I took 2 weeks off, came back Wednesday did some squats, I can barely fucking walk still.

    Should have stretched :wtc:
     
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    if you no longer get sore, its a good sign its time to switch up the workout. if you are doing high reps with low rests, go to lower reps with higher rests, and visa versa versa visa .

    seriously, getting sore isn't the most important part of working out, but pay attention to it, it can be a good indicator of when you have become adjusted to a workout, and when your muscle have adjusted and understand how to do it without exerting themselves.....so switch it up, and force them to exert themselves. thats why you workout.

    this is why an old-school farmer won't have one bicep thats 34" diameter and another thats 12". they'll have one thats 14 and one that 12, b/c the body searches for homeostasis.

    my two cents.
     
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    getting sore is no indicator if your training is productive . a better judge would be are u getting stronger on a constant basis. are you gaining muscle if that is your goal
     
  25. <Mark>

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    I needed it. I had been hitting it hard as shit since feb when I took a week off, it was awesome to get a little rest. My elbows feel 40% better now. :)
     
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