shouldn't I be sore after a work-out?

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  1. black jesus

    black jesus OT Supporter

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    Either after or the next day? I've been hitting the gym harder than ever before, and maybe its because of the stack, but I've noticed that I'm not really sore anymore. Do I need to somehow lift harder? I lift to technical failure on every muscle group, in my 5 day split, I work out fucking hard. However just a few hours after my workout, I don't feel anything, and I propably won't feel anything tomorrow.

    Do I need to tweek my routine or something?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    in soviet russia, gym hits YOU!!! :eek3:
     
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    hmmm, I read something a few weeks ago that suggested I drop the weight a bit, rather than hitting 8 reps, up it to 12. I've seen increadible results with a few higher reps per set, but don't feel it like I once did. I also started taking that stack at the same time.
     
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    on strength or size?
     
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    Well, he was just using the 6-8 reps as an example
     
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    I was just thinking about this.. I used to barely be able to walk the day after squats.. Now I only feel sore if I use the muscle hard (squat down or run up some stairs or something)

    But I'm lifting more weight so I can't say its stopping improvement.
     
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    how long have you been lifting for


    i found i only really got sore for the first month or two, now i know i've been lifting but it doesn't really hurt
     
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    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    I'm always sore to some degree :dunno:
     
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    I feel as though you should be sore. If you're changing up your routine like you should be every 4-6 weeks, and training properly you should be sore.
     
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    Just go really slow during your reps and pause at the top and bottom for a couple seconds. Flexing your hardest at the top. That should get ya sore ;)
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    sometimes im sore an sometimes im not..dont use that as a gauge in the gym, you will end up overtraining
     
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    I lifted like a bitch for about 8 months, but the last 4 months I've been lifting pretty hard core. Maybe I need to change something up.
     
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    take a week off
     
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    soreness is a worthless indicator of progression (or lack thereof).
     
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    how about I just take today off instead?
     
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    my chest/legs are always sore.

    back/shoulders are never sore.

    tri's/bi's are usually slighty sore.
     
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    what stack? No you needn't always be sore to be benefiting.
     
  20. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    chest/back always sore

    legs/shoulders never sore the next day

    tris/bis slightly sore
     
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    whatever i worked always ends up feeling like jelly, and my abs still get really sore... other than that its no biggie.
     
  22. pandemonium

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    even if you haven't been sore, have you been progressing? noticing improvements?

    if yes, then no need to worry

    if no, then switch up your routine. maybe your muscles got used to the same range of movement
     
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    I've seen increadible improvements, but if I don't feel sore, then I don't know that I'm working as hard as I could or should be.
     
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    mix up your exercises a bit, change grips, width etc....
     
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