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    I never get sore...something wrong?

    Immediately after I finish a workout my muscles are tired/sore, but by the end of the day they are basically completely recovered, and they're never sore the day after.

    Does this mean I'm not pushing myself hard enough? Could it be i've gotten too used to my routine?

    Or is this normal.......

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    just because your muscles dont hurt and are not tired doesn't mean they are recovered.
    I've found that it typically takes about 10 full days of rest for a full recovery.

    You might be at 90% after 1 day and think you are fully recovered.

    its normal

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    theres a myth that.. ONLY if u r sore.. u are gainning muscle. NOT TRUE.
    some ppl get sore easier than other ppl.. dont try to GET sore.. cause then u might strain urself.

    ur fine.
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    Soreness seems to ba result of shocking my muscles, wether it be heavier weights or a new excercise. If I always do the same excercises, I never get sore.
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    NEVER being sore ever is definitely NOT normal.

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    Agreed....how much of a burn do you experience while working out?
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    Could mean you're consistently not giving you muscles enough time to recuperate.
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    I'm with most of the replies here. However, I also wouldn't say it's necessary to be sore after every workout, usually just if you've done something new, or pushed it a bit harder. I would try lifting heavier weights, if possible. Try getting a spotter and doing very slow negatives with HEAVY weights, there's a good chance that'll make you sore
    But don't injure yourself...

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    Sometimes I get sore and sometimes I don't. Perhaps I don't push my muscles as hard when I don't get sore. Maybe there not enough rest, maybe too much. Maybe my diet is different, maybe my sets or routine is different. It's strange, for an activity such as weight lifting where we all try to be so consistent, our body is the one thing that may be the MOST inconsistent.

    Sometimes I work out and I'm not even tired -- at all. I don't even feel like I put any effort into it. The next day though, I feel like I got run over with a truck.

    Strange. Never being sore would throw up a flag for me though. I think perhaps I'd think about intensity. Are your weights heavy enough? Are you really pushing yourself? Just don't overdo it....

    If you're seeing gains then you're probably ok... and you're luckier than many of us, that's for sure! Though I will say it sure is nice to be sore the next day. Those days you know you pushed yourself hard and your body will probably reward you for it!!!

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    Ditto. Normally you should at least get sore if you up the weights in your routine. That always makes the soreness last a couple extra days for me. The best thing to do is figure out from reading everyone's input, which answer hits closest to home on your particular routine, and you should be able to figure out what to fix, and how to fix it.
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    They should feel 'worked'; not pumped, but say you worked bi's or tri's yesterday. Today, just standing or not doing anything, you should be 'aware' of that muscle area; not sore unless you really trashed 'em which could be good or bad. Main thing, let the recovery period run it's course. Don't fight the temptation to hit that area again too soon.

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    if you are increasing your weights/inensity and varying your exercises frequently than I guess you are ok.

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    Have you been doing the same exercises for awhile now? YOu have to change your routines so your muscles don't get used to that routine. YOu must shock your muscles all the time for best results.
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    Lack of soreness is not a good way to measure progress or gains. But as Beast and Nevermore stated, NEVER being sore is not normal. It would be helpful if we had a brief idea of what your workouts are like. How often do you really lift per week? How many sets per muscle group to you do? Do you take anything for recuperation? I know glutamine helps replace the acids that are depleted during a workout. Certain supplements replace those and that helps keeping you from becoming sore afterwords.
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    if your getting stronger and/or bigger. well reaching your goals. Then it does not really matter if your soar or not.

    It may not be normal o be never be soar. however some poeple get soar all the time and do not gain.
    Lots of people would be jealous of you if you can gain well and not get soar at all. take it as a blessing if you play other sports which soarness is a hinderance in.
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    Well I workout 5 or 6 days a week, two muscle groups per workout. I usually do around 10-12 sets per group, 8-12 reps per set.

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    Well that sounds like decent workout structure. Body made a very good point, are you getting bigger and reaching your goals?
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Not particularly...very limited gains in a few exercises, but it could just be psychological because it's only another 5 pounds on a dumbell press or something......

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