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Old 02-16-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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Question lifting when sore

Starting lifting recently (lots of motivation from this sub-forum ) to get in shape and get that lean muscular look; plan is to lift 3 days a week.

Question as to lifting weights when sore. For example, I lifted on Monday and Wednesday, I am still sore. Should I wait for the soreness to subside before lifting again, or should I continue lifting, albeit at a lower weight?
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:11 PM   #2
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Keep lifting, your body is gonna get used to the heavy weights.

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Old 02-16-2013, 10:15 PM   #3
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May I ask why you are doing a 3 day split?
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:15 PM   #4
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Keep lifting......masturbate after every heavy lifting session. It helps!
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:54 PM   #5
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May I ask why you are doing a 3 day split?
Guess I'm not sure what you're asking. I plan on lifting Mon/Wed/Fri. Mainly compound exercises like squat, bench, pull ups, etc. Deadlift once a week on Mon. I'll probably run/hiit on Saturday if I'm up for it because I usually play basketball on that day.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:04 AM   #6
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:25 PM   #7
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I'm thinking you're sore because you've just started lifting. That'll get better as you go. Keep on truckin'.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:16 PM   #9
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After you exercise certain muscles for a few weeks they'll get used to it and you'll hardly ever get sore. I'd put some emphasis on core workouts on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays too. Without core strength you won't really be able to stabilize high weight as your other muscle groups get stronger and it'll end up hindering you in the long run
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Thx all for the feedback. Much appreciated and will keep on pushing. Will post some before/after pics when results are visually noticeable
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After you exercise certain muscles for a few weeks they'll get used to it and you'll hardly ever get sore. I'd put some emphasis on core workouts on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays too. Without core strength you won't really be able to stabilize high weight as your other muscle groups get stronger and it'll end up hindering you in the long run
You should never "get used" to your routines.
Don't listen to this. You should always be getting sore after your workouts
If you are not, you need to switch up your routine. Always keep your body guessing. And do not workout when sore.
There is no such thing as over-training, just under-recouperation
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You should never "get used" to your routines.
Don't listen to this. You should always be getting sore after your workouts
If you are not, you need to switch up your routine. Always keep your body guessing. And do not workout when sore.
There is no such thing as over-training, just under-recouperation
I know you have the physique to back up what you say but I don't think this is true at all. I think it's a lot of bodybuilding broscience.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:23 PM   #13
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I know you have the physique to back up what you say but I don't think this is true at all. I think it's a lot of bodybuilding broscience.
Which part?
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You should never "get used" to your routines.
Don't listen to this. You should always be getting sore after your workouts
If you are not, you need to switch up your routine. Always keep your body guessing. And do not workout when sore.
There is no such thing as over-training, just under-recouperation
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Which part?
the bold

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Old 02-19-2013, 03:33 PM   #15
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I'm confused at how you could possibly think this is untrue. After a month of running a mile a day, do you think you could run 10 miles?
Progression occurs with change in routine. Continually doing the same things over and over will only allow you to do those specific things better.
Your muscles will adapt to whatever activity you are doing. So in order to keep your body from adapting, change your routine.
This goes for cardio as well. Changing your cardio routine at a minimum of every 6 sessions will allow you to get better results.
Same with your diet. Carbohydrate cycles are the only way to maintain very low bodyfat percentages constantly or to continually lower body fat for that matter.

Moral of the story, it's real science...
Not bro science

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I'm confused at how you could possibly think this is untrue. After a month of running a mile a day, do you think you could run 10 miles?
Progression occurs with change in routine. Continually doing the same things over and over will only allow you to do those specific things better.
Your muscles will adapt to whatever activity you are doing. So in order to keep your body from adapting, change your routine.
This goes for cardio as well. Changing your cardio routine at a minimum of every 6 sessions will allow you to get better results.
Same with your diet. Carbohydrate cycles are the only way to maintain very low bodyfat percentages constantly or to continually lower body fat for that matter.

Moral of the story, it's real science...
Not bro science
It seems like you're assuming I said someone can lift the same weight over and over and show results. I do not think that. If you think adding weight to a current workout program is "changing the workout" then I agree with you. I agree you can't make progress if you aren't pushing yourself. When you said "change your workout" I assumed you meant completely revamp it, not adding weight/distance etc. I just don't buy it that if you're not sore you're not getting a good workout. I know plenty of people that don't get very sore not matter what they do.
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It seems like you're assuming I said someone can lift the same weight over and over and show results. I do not think that. If you think adding weight to a current workout program is "changing the workout" then I agree with you. I agree you can't make progress if you aren't pushing yourself. When you said "change your workout" I assumed you meant completely revamp it, not adding weight/distance etc. I just don't buy it that if you're not sore you're not getting a good workout. I know plenty of people that don't get very sore not matter what they do.
Then you know plenty of people that aren't getting a good workout.
Simple as that.
Being sore is your body repairing the damage caused by micro tears that you've incurred from working out. If you're not sore, you haven't incurred any micro tears and are not repairing anything. Or just not enough to feel it.
Again, this is actual science.
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I've been lifting for almost 10 years now and I still get EXTREMELY sore from a truly good workout.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:20 PM   #19
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I'm glad you to read this because I'm mostly sore after a day from working out. Most guys I talk to don't get sore. Maybe bodies are different?

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Then you know plenty of people that aren't getting a good workout.
Simple as that.
Being sore is your body repairing the damage caused by micro tears that you've incurred from working out. If you're not sore, you haven't incurred any micro tears and are not repairing anything. Or just not enough to feel it.
Again, this is actual science.
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Then you know plenty of people that aren't getting a good workout.
Simple as that.
Being sore is your body repairing the damage caused by micro tears that you've incurred from working out. If you're not sore, you haven't incurred any micro tears and are not repairing anything. Or just not enough to feel it.
Again, this is actual science.
So then I guess a lot of people i know need to double their gym time lol.
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