kind of a stupid question i guess...
i worked out legs last week, after not working out for a while, and for a week i was so sore i thought i was dying. i worked out legs again yesterday, using the same weight as last week, and my legs feel tired, but not really sore.
should every workout make you severely sore like working out after a long break? like the next day especially.
No. Soreness is a side effect of intense training. Some muscle are more suceptiable (sp) to it then others, that's all.
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The first day back with legs is going to hurt about worse than anything, in my experience anyway.
Also, doing the same amount of weight probably isn't going to kick your ass as hard unless you did significantly more reps.