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    Default Not sore after working out... good or bad?

    I am using a weider 9600 home gym and just been working out a week. I started off light to get back into working out, and I am sore within 5-10 mintues after I work out but beyond that I'm not sore at all.

    Is it because I'm not working hard enough? Not lifting heavy enough? Is it ok to work out the next day (same muscle group) if I'm not sore?

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    I think it also have to depend how much efforts you put in to complete a set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markb View Post
    I am using a weider 9600 home gym and just been working out a week. I started off light to get back into working out, and I am sore within 5-10 mintues after I work out but beyond that I'm not sore at all.

    Is it because I'm not working hard enough? Not lifting heavy enough? Is it ok to work out the next day (same muscle group) if I'm not sore?
    did you get sore before? dont take being sore as a sign of your workout, it may be as you are lifting lighter, once you lift heavy you might well see doms in a day or 2, DOMS hits me 2 days after but varies for others.

    And stick to a routine, dont go over the same muscle groups the next day, your muscles need time off to grow and repair, you keep working them and you're end up injured and not growing
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    I agree.

    Soreness should not be an indicator of an effective workout.
    Consistency is the key

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    If I remember right, I was sore after the first day (not bad though) then after that I'm been fine after about 10 minutes after I work out. I drink a whey protein shake, workout for about 30 minutes, then walk for about 30 minutes.

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    Here is an article written by Tom Venuto that will tell you everything you want to know about muscle soreness http://www.intense-workout.com/muscle_soreness.html
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    Thanks! I'll check it out.

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    Soreness is no measure of your work out. Its hard for me to get my back and bi's sore but I know I hit them good the day before. Plus if you have ever done a power lifting routine then you know you are hardly ever sore after those work outs. Don't let it fool you and make you think you didn't work out enough, then try to do more and end up hurting yourself.

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    Soreness isn't a factor to if you had a good work out or not.

    You only get sore if you did something different than your usual routine. ( New exercise, more weight, more reps, more sets, etc. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by myca View Post
    You only get sore if you did something different than your usual routine. ( New exercise, more weight, more reps, more sets, etc. )
    Not exactly true...you can still get sore if you do the same thing twice in a row. At least I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myca View Post
    Soreness isn't a factor to if you had a good work out or not.
    100% accurate. Who says you have to be sore to improve? So I agree with Jmonty and Myca on that. If you're working out to get sore, you're missing the point. Workout to improve. You're probably adding unnecessary weight or reps to a workout, therefore over-training and defeating the progress you need just to feel sore the next day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuroRock View Post
    100% accurate. Who says you have to be sore to improve? So I agree with Jmonty and Myca on that. If you're working out to get sore, you're missing the point. Workout to improve. You're probably adding unnecessary weight or reps to a workout, therefore over-training and defeating the progress you need just to feel sore the next day.
    Seen it happen all to often. Good post

 

 

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