|09-23-2011, 07:55 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Barleylands, United Kingdom
It's normal that you don't get it anymore if you're keeping the same difficulty level for quite a while: your body get used to it. Increase the difficulty level and you'll get sore again. I like sore muscles too
|09-23-2011, 07:59 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
|09-23-2011, 10:17 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Not being sore when doing the same workouts is a good sign! It means your muscles are becoming stronger, and they need more work to get fatigued. Continue to increase the difficulty level of your workouts, and you'll keep noticing improvements.
You're on the right track!
|09-23-2011, 10:28 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Las Vegas, NV
If you're doing weight training, your muscle fibers will actually partially tear and then subsequently heal and grow larger during the healing period. This is why nobody recommends you do heavy workouts on the same muscles every day as all you end up doing is injuring yourself. The soreness is probably a combination of lactic acid buildup along with the fact that you were building your muscles up. To answer your question, yes you will need to lift heavier weights or train harder to experience the soreness again. Soreness is not a prerequisite to being in good shape though. Hitting a plateau is pretty common.
|09-24-2011, 12:55 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mississauga, On Canada
You can also attack your muscles in a different way and that will induce soreness. For example, I've been doing weights forever and snow ski a lot during the winter. I no longer really get sore since I was conditioned. But one day, I tried out snowboarding which uses my muscles in a completely different way. I was really sore the next day!
|09-24-2011, 02:09 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Brisbane, Australia
You can try a couple of things.
- Take some time out from the gym, like maybe a week. Give your body a good chance to fully recuperate. Once you come back, you'll probably find weights a lot easier.
- If you find you've hit a plateau, instead of just aiming for heavier weights, try doing more sets with weights that are easy for you. The more sets you're able to do the better the workout will be.
|09-24-2011, 08:42 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Currently in Dublin
Also, are you really addicted to soreness or the pump that you get after a workout... one feels bad and is uncomfortable and second one is pleasant... I'd guess you are addicted to the pump...
|09-25-2011, 03:47 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Part of the reason you lose soreness is because your muscles have become accustomed to your workouts. They're used to being strained in the way you're exercising them.
Solution? Change up your workouts, do excessive you normally don't do. You basically have to shock your muscles. They need more variety.
Make sure you don't suffer from a lack of sleep too. Recovery time is when you muscles are actually repairing/growing.
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