11/14/2003 11:39am, #11
Soreness is a touchy issue, some people feel sore after every workout, others NEVER do and both progress.
Working out has an OVERALL effect on your entire system, alternating parts may work in the short run, but it will catch up to you, specially if you do workout intensily and to failure.
If you workout on an irregular basis and with high intensity you will find your self being more sore than if you stick to a "schedule", indeed, many people now advocate that type of training, which never allows the body to "prepare" itself for a workout, thus forcing adaption, or so the theory goes.
11/14/2003 11:42am, #12
Ah yes..."strategic deconditioning" I believe.
11/14/2003 11:42am, #13
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I place quite a bit of stock in soreness. If I am not a at least a little sore the next day then the exercises I did were either ineffective or I didn't apply enough intensity during the exercise. Doing the same exercises over and over will eliminate soreness as well. It will also eliminate your gains in both strength and size (unless your a genetic freak of course).
Soreness is an indication of miniscule tears in your muscles. This tearing is a direct result of muscle adaptation. The reason you are sore is because your body is adapting to the new load or stimulus. it is this adaptaion and therefore soreness (along with propper nutrition) that causes gains in strength and size.
Avoid muscle adaptation. Confuse your muscles. Soreness is your friend.
11/14/2003 11:50am, #14
11/14/2003 12:00pm, #15
I'm skipping my leg workout today because I manged to throw someone twice my weight in Judo yesterday and I felt it walking to to class this morning. I figure I got my ballistic workout in already.
11/14/2003 2:44pm, #16The reason you are sore is because your body is adapting to the new load or stimulus.
Doing the same exercises over and over will eliminate soreness as well.
Avoid muscle adaptation.
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