Originally posted by Tank23
I guess you're right mate, with anything, if you're to achieve something it requires dedication, and in this case patience.
Thanks alot everyone for all your help, I am now less confused than i was before. I have my mind set on my diet and training strategy now, i hope i can keep it this way.
Nope. DOMS is not an indicator of a good workout. Make sure you progress each each ie lift more weight than previously or lift the same weight with more reps (With strict and controlled form, naturally).
I have a few more questions, i know i should probably start a new thread for these, but i'll just ask them here.
If I don't experience DOMS the day after a workout, does that mean I haven't worked out with enough intensity?
Not necessarily. If you feel like you can train your legs properly without upperbody soreness stopping you then there's no reason to postpone.
If I am experiencing DOMS in my upper body from the previous workout, and it is time for my legs workout, should I postpone my legs workout until the DOMS in my upper body has disappeared?
Nah, not gonna happen. I was originally gonna ask you to define "big", but no matter what you say, 2 weeks isn't enough time to notice any significant difference.
Another thing....I feel as though I train fairly hard, some of the guys at school don't train on a regular basis, they're just occasional weight trainers whenever they can be stuffed...but they reckon that when they do start training again, after a long absence from it (in the order of months) they can get 'big' in a matter of a week or two. I've been training for a year and a half on a regular basis, why do I not see tremendous gains like this?