Newbie question, not sore anymore, is that ok?

  • UnluckyTitan

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    Dec 24, 2010 7:02 PM GMT
    I used to be a total cardio whore but I'm slowly getting into strength training. I'm doing the stronglifts 5x5 (http://stronglifts.com/stronglifts-5x5-beginner-strength-training-program/) plan and I'm several weeks into it. In the beginning I ussed to get sore after my workout (DOMS) but I'm no longer getting sore. I'm increasing the weight per the plan and I feel like it's getting harder but the lack of soreness has me wondering if I'm doing it right. Is it natural for the soreness to stop after a while? Thanks for the advice!
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    Dec 24, 2010 8:33 PM GMT
    WHERE IS CHUCKYSTUD WHEN YOU NEED HIM?
    He gives great advice.
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    Dec 24, 2010 8:51 PM GMT
    Soreness does not equal progress. When you first workout, your muscles aren't used to it and they get really sore. Once you have done it for a while, you might not get sore, unless you switch something up completely. I haven't been sore in months but my strength is still going up.

    Just make sure you keep pushing yourself and keep progressing!
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    Dec 24, 2010 9:38 PM GMT
    Yes, it's normal, you get DOMS when you use your muscles in an unusual way.
    The soreness you get after that is different, and not invalidating like doms can be.
    Expect doms again when you will incorporate new exercises in your routine.
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    Dec 24, 2010 10:30 PM GMT
    minox saidYes, it's normal, you get DOMS when you use your muscles in an unusual way.
    The soreness you get after that is different, and not invalidating like doms can be.
    Expect doms again when you will incorporate new exercises in your routine.
    ^^^this
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    Dec 24, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
    GigoloAssassin saidWHERE IS CHUCKYSTUD WHEN YOU NEED HIM?
    He gives great advice.


    While he's away, I'll try to fill in for him. Here is a summary- You need to eat more and eat your false belief systems. He'll fill in the details when he returns.

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    Dec 25, 2010 12:47 AM GMT
    Lol Heartrobb so true.icon_lol.gif
    Hey, good advice is good advice.
  • CarbGoggles

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    Dec 25, 2010 3:58 AM GMT
    I'm sure it's much like bottoming. The more you do it the less it hurts but you still have total control over your bowels. Or something like that.
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    Dec 25, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    Hmm, for some strange reason I had imagined this thread ("not sore anymore, is that ok?") was going to be about an entirely different subject...

    - "I feel like it's getting harder but the lack of soreness has me wondering if I'm doing it right. Is it natural for the soreness to stop after a while? Thanks for the advice!"
    - "My strength is still going up."
    - "Just make sure you keep pushing..."
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    Dec 25, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
    NakedBudd saidHmm, for some strange reason I had imagined this thread ("not sore anymore, is that ok?") was going to be about an entirely different subject...

    - "I feel like it's getting harder but the lack of soreness has me wondering if I'm doing it right. Is it natural for the soreness to stop after a while? Thanks for the advice!"
    - "My strength is still going up."
    - "Just make sure you keep pushing..."


    which reminds me that i have not been fucked in FOREVER icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 27, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    If ur not sore anymore that means its time to change up the workout. But its ok not to be sore after every single workout.