Is this true?? If I dont feel sore the next day, does it mean that I didnt work out "REAL" hard the last day?
Is 60 minutes per work out 3 times a week good to make you BIG?? (with adequate nutrition ofcourse). It even sometimes takes me 45 minutes to finish a wrokout.
Lets say I am doing chest/tris on a day: 8 sets total for chest and 6 sets total for triceps can be over well within 45 minutes. And then when I check my watch, sometimes I get tempted to do more.
What do you guys suggest??
no soreness != waste
soreness isn't an indicator of a good workout...
IMO 60 minutes 3 times a week should be adequate. I guess it all depends on the individual and the ability to recover, but this may be all that some people can handle efficiently. Personally, I go 4 times a week for about 45 mins per session. I have found that if I push it any more I don't seem to fully recover.
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Even if you don't get sore you will get bigger and stronger. But I admit it feels good to be sore after a work out. If I was you I would up the weight, and keeps the reps 8-12.
For me, it isn't a matter of length of the workout. But, the volume of exercises that I do.
The level of soreness a person feels after a workout is no indication of how effective that workout was. It isn't even an adequate measuring tool to assess recovery either. If it was then that would mean that the more sore a person got the greater the growth stimulation. That is bad science at best. Many top level olympic lifters and power lifters rarely ever get very sore from a workout but no one can argue with their success. I rarely ever let soreness get in the way of my next workout and I continue to make consistent progress. I am primarily interested in strength as opposed to size gains however, and that affects the way I train.
If you increase the amount of weight or reps from one workout to the next and don't get any soreness who cares. As long as you are improving and progressing. I usually only get really sore if it's the first time training something in a long time.
The mirror will tell u if soreness = growth or not