I know it has been discussed before, but just looking for more detail to fit my situation... What would be the best for hypertrophy? Should I not work a particular muscle group at all if it is sore? Can I do a light work out of that area?
The situation is, I usually (try) to do something like a four or five day split, broken into roughly three or four sessions with cardio mixed in. But what happens sometimes is if I have time to do the complete work out cycle sooner, I do. Then everything is sore, and the question becomes, should I just do cardio for a couple days after lifting the three days straight or go ahead and start back in with the cycle. The problem is with my schedule, I have to work out when I can, assuming I am going to miss a work out later in the week.
So I am sure you wonder about my split details... Well, I use the old "muscle confusion" system? yeah, that's it, LOL. My muscles are confused because my brain is confused. OK, there is method to my madness of course, but I shoot from the hip a lot, because I am bouncing all around with work out time of day and length... I change the session based on when in the day I am working out, and what I got to do last session. I do keep a written record of my work outs, because it is most always different.
I try to do upper body push type exercises (which is usually two separate chest sessions), then upper body pull type exercises (back), then lower body (legs and abs), with arms thrown in when they fit.
What happened is this time I didn't work out very consistantly over the holidays due to family stuff and the concussion (head aches) I have been dealing with after my fall off a ladder some weeks back. Certain exercises have been off limits. I guess this week I just sort of got in the groove. I got a chance to work out Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and today I am really sore, DOMS just about everywhere?
So back to the question, should I just do cardio today or start back in with the cycle, or do a light version, or just let it heal up for a day or two?
Any comments from the experts (or voices of experience)?
Thanks in advance!!
Thread: Work out a sore muscle group?