Lack of muscle soreness.

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    Jul 31, 2010 10:21 PM GMT
    Hi Folks

    Nine weeks ago I started working out at a gym after a 23 year absence. I've been going three times per week and have had a program designed for me for each day. I absolutely love everything about the experience of being back and I am starting to notice a lot of changes in my body. vNamely, dropping body fat from 20% to 15% (5 kilos of blubber) with a target of 10% and I've also added more than two kilos of muscle mass.

    Two weeks ago my Trainer stepped things up by lowering the reps and increasing the weights for two programs whilst adding extra reps to the third day with lighter weights and thereby increasing the impact.

    I was expecting to be really sore after the heavier weights programs but I've noticed that I have little or no muscle soreness after a workout, is this normal?

    I've got to say that I kind of like the stiffness and soreness as it makes me feel like I've done some work. icon_biggrin.gif

    Thanks for any advice you can offer!
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    Jul 31, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    Be really happy.

    Soreness is not a mark of progress. Soreness is an impediment to progress.

    Most of us are not as lucky as you are.
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    Jul 31, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    The soreness could also be caused by lactic acid, a residue left after intense aerobic exercise. I have trouble with this after a long run, when the leg muscles stiffen up.
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    Jul 31, 2010 10:56 PM GMT
    Pain is the body's red flag that something is wrong (even if it's fun pain).
    The fact that you're not getting sore tells me that your body is adjusting well and improving.
    If you WANT to get sore, come workout with me. Not that we'll get much done in the weight room, but I can sure make you sore. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 01, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidPain is the body's red flag that something is wrong (even if it's fun pain).
    The fact that you're not getting sore tells me that your body is adjusting well and improving.
    If you WANT to get sore, come workout with me. Not that we'll get much done in the weight room, but I can sure make you sore. icon_biggrin.gif


    fun pain? LOL
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    Aug 01, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    I absolutely love being sore. I feel it means I did something. It rarely happens anymore.
  • Webster666

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    Aug 01, 2010 2:51 AM GMT
    The only times I've had muscle soreness are if I've injured myself, or if I'm hitting the gym after a week or two off.
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    Aug 01, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    I guess I should clarify... the soreness I am referring to is not the hurty kind, just that stiff, I've worked out kind of soreness...

    I'm not talking about pain. I know what that feels like! icon_wink.gif
  • Abc123456

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    Aug 01, 2010 3:34 AM GMT
    Uh... I have DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) after every workout... if i don't, it means I didn't push hard enough. And "Soreness is not a mark of progress. Soreness is an impediment to progress." is not true. Your body hurts because you've torn the muscle... if you're building muscle, that's what you have to do. If you're going for endurance, then you push lower weights w/ higher reps which will be much harder to get DOMS...but still doable. There is obviously the difference between pain from poor form and soreness from a good workout.

    Just make sure you've had a full recover on muscle groups that are sore. If you double shred the muscle that's already damaged, you actually impede the healing process.
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    Aug 01, 2010 3:54 AM GMT
    Nothing is worse than having soreness from leg day... I hate having to walk around like a gimp because I do legs but, it's a price to pay I guess.
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    Aug 01, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    Ricovelas saidNothing is worse than having soreness from leg day... I hate having to walk around like a gimp because I do legs but, it's a price to pay I guess.
    Back soreness is the one I don't like. It makes it almost impossible to push planes around. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 01, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Ricovelas saidNothing is worse than having soreness from leg day... I hate having to walk around like a gimp because I do legs but, it's a price to pay I guess.
    Back soreness is the one I don't like. It makes it almost impossible to push planes around. icon_lol.gif


    You push your planes? I tow mine icon_razz.gif

    I have DOMS also so I don't notice anything till hour 24 after the workout and it comes in slow waves if i did total body burnout like I did today so tomorrow I'm going to feel like complete ass around mid-afternoon.