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    Taking In More Calories But Now More Sore Post Workout

    I have been a serious lifter (5x5) for the past 3 years or so and made massive gains in strength and muscle with very sketchy nutrition (severe calorie inconsistency and junk food etc). In the past month, I focused on my diet and have been hitting 40% carbs, 35% protein, and 25% fat consistently. The question I have is why now on a similar lifting program am I sore so often?
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    I doubt they are related - unless your protein intake was far too low before. Just a theory.

    It could also be psychological - if you have gone from "treading water" to "bulking mode", you might be working harder.
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    Originally Posted by SuffolkPunch View Post
    I doubt they are related - unless your protein intake was far too low before. Just a theory.

    It could also be psychological - if you have gone from "treading water" to "bulking mode", you might be working harder.
    That definitely could be true. I have been doing 465 on deadlift for a couple of weeks 5x5 and I merely went up to 470 5x5 and I barely could move lol. Typically I progress without any soreness, but maybe I'm subconsciously increasing intensity or something. It seems most plausible.

    In the past, I would eat next to nothing and drink alcohol one day and follow it up with 4000 calories the next. Somehow, even when I lifted heavy, I would never get sore with such ****ty nutrition.
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