sometimes when i work out the next day i feel extremely sore. oppositely, after other training days i feel little to no soreness. however, this does not seem to correlate with the intensity of the workout. so does soreness actually equal a more productive workout and greater muscle growth, or is it just a result of other factors that may have come into play (diet, perhaps)?
After a good back or chest day I get really sore, However, my arms almost never get sore, regardless of if I lift to failure or not.
I'm pretty sure soreness does not equate a killer workout.
Don't use soreness as a measure of quality of your workout.
Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
soreness isnt a sign of success...
Weight: 140lbs June 2012
Soreness doesn't mean much if anything.