Just wondering. My friend was saying that after a while you won't get sore but I countered with "Well that means you're not working out hard enough then"... so should I be sore after every workout or not?
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guys, stop looking at soreness, it is an indication of NOTHING.
I use to think as you guys did, believe me it has nothing to do with it. All it is is a lactic acid soreness built up. It all just depends how you did your workout and which exercises, how long, the rep pace, # of sets, which bodypart, how adept that bodyprat was etc.
It has nothign to do with growth. So if it hurts the next day, that's nice, if it doesn't, that's nice as well... It does not mean much if you are certain you worked as hard an ox.
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NO. you dont need to be sore after every workout. if you make sure to eat a meal or drink a shake within 30 minutes after you workout, and you train consistently, most people will end up not being sore at all ater a short time. your body adapts and will start building up enough glycogen in the muscles to limit or prevent lactic acid buildup (lactic acid can cause soreness). your body also adapts and will repair yor muscle tissue quicker after each workout once you have a couple of months of regular training under your belt. if you have been lifting regularly and are still getting really sore after every workout, then that is a problem - either your diet isn't good, you don't get enough rest, or you are overtraining and not allowing time to recover. when you first start out, you will be really sore - especially your tendons. tendons dont adapt as quickly as your muscles. but after a couple of months, both your tendons and muscles will adapt and you wont be that sore, if at all. soreness to someone who trains regularly is more a sign that you arent eating and resting properly than it is a sign that you arent working hard enough.
01-14-2002, 05:57 AM #10
Nah bro your friend is very mistaken. Muscle soreness has nothing to do with muscle growth. While muscle soreness can make you feel that you have a tough workout, it has nothing to do with how much your muscles will grow.
If you are cutting, trying to train for maximum fat-loss, youll probably be a LOT more sore than if your bulking, simply because youll be in a caloric deficient, not be taking in ample carbs to keep muscle glycogen replenished, etc. As you can see here being extra sore while your cutting has nothing to do with your growth. Your not going cause any hypertrophy when your in a caloric deficient.
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01-14-2002, 09:21 AM #11
Marc your friend is right, soreness is an indication of a hard workout, but soreness does not have to happen to grow.
As far as Blahblah's statement: "Well, You should be sore but i think if it last more than 2 days your overtraining"
That statement has no merit, A really hard leg workout can make my legs sore for 3 days or more, and i'm not overtraining I work them once per week, they grow like tree trunks,that statement is bs dude. However you should not work a sore muscle group, you are right about that, but where did you pull the first post out of your ass?
Soreness is not a measurement of growth but soreness is caused by cell damage in muscle tissue from lifting, therefore if you are sore you know you tore your muscles up real good.
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Bump on soreness not being an indicator of overload. Switching up your routine every couple weeks like said it great. You can switch an exercise, throw in a couple extra sets, or switch from using dumbbells to barbells.Derek Charlebois
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i know this is a very old thread but i'd rather revive this one than make my own. i took a full week off from the gym to prepare myself for a change in routine (was having terrible plateau) i've been at it for 2 days now and i usually always get sore from working out but i now i have muscle groups(chest-biceps) that have been sore for 3 days now. is what i am doing bad? for example my normal weight for chest dumbell presses were 45lb's each hand and i upped it to 60lb's each hand while still doing around 8-10reps, is my soreness a sign of over training? in my mind i really want to break this plateau and give my body a definite shock. and on a side note my diet is extremely well.
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I know this is an old post but I had to comment on it seeing as all these guys are giving out bad information. I don't know where this bad information has been passed on from to you, but lactic acid DOES NOT cause muscle soreness. Muscle soreness is causes by micro fractures in the muscle. Lactic acid is produced in the muscles when they aren't getting enough oxygen, when this happens the muscles use the lactic acid as energy. And people saying if you're sore after 2 days you're over training, what a joke. Being sore for more than two days can be cause by many things.( your body isn't use to the workout, improper form, etc..)
Best way to combat this muscle soreness is to increase your blood flow after a workout, for example; sauna, hot tub, massage, low- intensity workouts, etc..
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In my opinion you don't need to be sore every time you workout. You should know if you're getting a good workout by if your muscles are giving out on the last rep of a set, if you're sweating bad etc.
Your body gets use to the lifting if you are constantly at the gym.
Whether your muscle group that you worked out is sore or not, you should allow 48 hours for recovery. Abs can be done daily unless really sore, since they're a smaller muscle (some people have different opinions though).
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