How sore should I be after a workout?

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  1. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    I feel stiff as hell leaving the gym after getting done with my upper body routine but an hour later and I don't feel all that sore. Is this good or bad? Does it mean I'm not pushing myself hard enough? Sry for the newb question :hs:
     
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    It doesn't matter. Soreness doesn't indicate whether you had a productive workout or not.
     
  3. Anders 7

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    k :hs:
     
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    word. soreness after a workout (DOMS - delayed onset muscle soreness) isn't a good thing either.
     
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    the pump/tight feeling you get in the gym goes away after about an hour. It's the morning after where you should be sore. i personally think you should be sore AT LEAST to the touch. If you're not sore at all, i would up the intensity/volume.
     
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    thats pretty stupid
     
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    I'm seeing a new fitness instructor to help increase my muscle mass. I am a woman, so I'm not sure if it's different for men, but he did give me this advice. He said that if I'm too sore (ie. can barely walk up stairs), I've done too much. I've probably damaged my muscle cells so much that they've died and "satellite" cells come in to replace the dead cells.

    He said what I want to aim for is to only slightly tear my cells so that they are able to become stronger the next time I train.

    I hope this helps.
     
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    Walking up stairs is easy...it's walking down stairs that I have a problem with...
     
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    I think he was referring to absolutely dead tired, can barely move, skin is painful to the touch kind of thing

    You say you have a problem going down stairs? How much of a problem? Like you just have to be a little careful or what?
     
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    no shit right? I'd rather fall walking up them than down.
     
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    I just find walking down a lot more painful and challenging when I have bad leg soreness.
     
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    :rofl: same thing for icy inclined sidewalks. falling on the tailbone ftl
     
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    and this is the next day or immediately after your workout?
     
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    Well immediately after workout, it's challenging cos my legs are jello. Next day it's from pain. :rofl:
     
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    for some reason that doesn't sound right to me...
     
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    More about DOMS?
     
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    I think it also depends on a few things:

    Diet (common sense says more protein will heal muscles faster so you aren't sore for as long/as much - sounds good to me).

    Are you stretching? Using a sauna? Cardio? I notice swimming after lifting leaves me less sore the next day.

    Lifting properly? Are you hurting your back or straining yourself from poor form?
     
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    i'm most sore 2 days after working muscles i havent worked in awhile
     
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    I notice that if I use the muscles I worked the next day, those muscles are less sore or not sore at all. It's just a theory, but maybe when you use those sore muscles you are releasing some built up acid? :dunno:
     
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    I don't know that is acid, that wouldn't stay in your system more than an hour I think.

    But, if you use the sore muscles a bit, it should stretch out the muscles and get more blood to the area to promote healing.

    Also, you will notice if you lift consistently for like a month, you will be less sore after your workouts. The first little while is hardest.
     
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