Not feeling the fire.

  • Artesin

    Posts: 482

    Aug 14, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    Going through a split superset routine three days a week, just to get back intot he swing of things, that incorporates heavy muscle engaging exercises, midranged weight with controlled speed and a high 15-20 rep with lighter yet explosive movement.

    The problem is I don't really feel like Im inducing any hypertrophy. Im picking weights where I will fatigue relatively close to the target rep, but cant push it any father as theres no energy left. I'll drop the weight for a few more weights but then I feel like Im doing too many reps.

    Ive been feeling absolutely wiped out after each superset but a few minutes later Im good to go again with no muscle soreness. It seems like an endurance issue to me but I really dont know what to do about it as I am watching my form closely and engaging the muscle throughout the lift, in an effort to increase the time under pressure.

    What can I change to give me that satisfaction of waking up sore the next day? As that feels like a reassurance to me but it just isnt happening.
  • Jerebear

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    Aug 14, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    Creatine will improve your muscular endurance. Its not magic, but it will give you another 1 or 2 reps per set. By the way, delayed onset muscle soreness is not an indicator that you are building muscle necessarily, but if you are NEVER sore then you'll need to increase the overall volume.
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    Aug 18, 2012 3:02 AM GMT
    Artesin said Not feeling the fire.
    Put your hand closer to it. icon_razz.gif

    BTW, it takes YEARS to build muscle. Be patient. It will happen. icon_wink.gif