Why am I not sore?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 07, 2008 1:18 PM GMT
    First, let me just say that I have always had a hard time building muscle. So, last year I hired a personal trainer to design a program that would build up my strength and tone up. I stuck to that program for 6 months working out 4 to 5 days a week. 6 months ago I re-hired the trainer to put together a different program, one that would build muscle. I still work out 4 to 5 days a week, and when I work out, I lift heavy and until I fatigue the muscle group I'm working on.

    It's been a year since I started these programs and my question is this...why am I never sore after working out? Am I doing something wrong?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 07, 2008 4:55 PM GMT
    It's because you've been working out for a year steady. Your muscles will eventually not get sore from working out. It's not a sign that you're not working hard enough, it's just a sign that your body is used to handling lifting.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 07, 2008 6:28 PM GMT
    I rarely get sore, so don't worry. try to change your routine every now and then to get your muscles really working.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 07, 2008 7:44 PM GMT
    Thanks...I was starting to think I was doing something wrong! And I defintely change it up every now and then, just to keep things interesting.
  • TexanMan82

    Posts: 893

    Sep 08, 2008 3:02 PM GMT
    I've been working out a while and I still get sore after almost every workout. Except for shoulders, I can never make them sore.

    I'm constantly changing my routine. I rarely do the same routine each week. I use different grips, angles, weights, pauses, etc. every time. Mainly I switch it up so much because I can never remember what I did the last time. icon_confused.gif
  • MikemikeMike

    Posts: 6932

    Sep 19, 2008 7:40 AM GMT
    Work harder- you're not doing it right if there are no signs of soreness at all!
  • GQjock

    Posts: 11649

    Sep 19, 2008 9:06 AM GMT
    Muchmore is right....
    if you're seeing gains it doesn't matter much if you're sore or not
    But if you're not happy with what you're seeing then you're going to have to come at it with a different strategy
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 19, 2008 7:37 PM GMT
    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I have tried switching things up a bit since I first posted this forum. I have a tendency to be, how shall I put it... ANAL RETENTIVE, so I follow my program to the letter. I know, not so good. So I decided to go wild and crazy and move things around and add in some other exercises. That seems to have made me a little sore...which I take as a good thing.

    I have been really trying to increase the food intake as well...but I don't think I get enough carbs Muchmore...so I'll work on that.

    Thanks again for the ideas!