I feel dumb for not knowing the answer to this, but I'm kind of stuck here. I've been doing a crossfit-esque type training routine for about a month now, doing things like: car pushing, freeweights (heavy some days, 'dynamic effort' style other days), circuit training, olympic lifts, boxing, etc.
It's been a great variety, but the thing about doing new stuff each session means that I am constantly sore. Now, I don't mind (well I know it's just a part of the game) being sore all of the time. What I'm worried about is overtraining at the worst, or just having slow/low gains. I'm worried because I feel that if I'm still damn sore when I'm training (for instance, I want to do dl's today, but my back/lats are sore from pullups yesterday), then I won't be making gains, since I'm not leaving my muscles enough time to recuperate properly. The alternative is to wait until they're barely sore, but then the time between sessions is unacceptably long. I feel like if I go light I won't progress, and if I keep going at the rate I'm going now I may be blunting my progress.
Calories are decent (~3K; i'm 155lbs, ~7%bf, 5'7''), taking vitamins, high protein intake, creatine, all the usual stuff. I'm pretty sure my diet is at the point of diminishing returns, and that I can't really do a whole lot more with it.
I guess I'm just asking this: If the muscle is still decently sore, will doing lifts that use it (not directly, for instance today's concern is my lats are sore, but I want to deadlift) sabotage the gains?