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NOT SORE AFTER WORKOUT by
I get so many messages from you guys freaking out that you are no longer getting sore from your workouts and thinking that your workouts have become ineffective. Don’t worry, you won’t start looking like me on the left just because you’re not getting sore. Soreness actually isn’t a very good indicator of growth. That’s right, let out a sigh of relief.
Muscle soreness is typically caused by training the muscles in a way they are not used to. As you perform an exercise more often, you will experience less soreness. That’s why you get extremely sore when you come back to the gym after some time off or when you try a new exercise. If soreness was really such a strong indicator of growth, you’d be better off only training every other week so that you’d get very sore every time but I’m pretty sure all of you would agree that taking every other week off wouldn’t be the smartest idea. Focus on progressive overload (getting stronger over time), eating in a small caloric surplus, and you’ll be making progress. Soreness is cool because it feels like you had a great workout but it’s really not very reliable.
- - 6 hours ago