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Old 08-01-2011, 08:25 PM   #1
Alan Siebuhr
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Soreness

Is it overrated? Do you have to be sore to get results? I'm just curious because I squat (typically heavy most of the time) and I fail to see soreness, but I guess that's normal with strength training from what I hear.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:26 PM   #2
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Re: Soreness

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Is it overrated? Do you have to be sore to get results? I'm just curious because I squat (typically heavy most of the time) and I fail to see soreness, but I guess that's normal with strength training from what I hear.
Well, are you getting results?

In my experience, soreness doesn't have much to do with progress one way or the other. Except that you can't make progress if you're too sore to train.

I've also found that soreness or lack of it has a lot to do with diet, sleep, stretching, and other things aside from the workout itself.

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Old 08-01-2011, 10:51 PM   #3
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Re: Soreness

I agree with Katehrine. especially regarding soreness impeding training, a little tightness should be expected but nothing too crazy
I find I'm usually more sore if I don't stretch following a workout.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:10 AM   #4
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Re: Soreness

I feel strong, honestly. I squatted 250# five times yesterday at 150# bodyweight. I deadlift 325# and press about 140# so I guess something must be right.

I was always taught that if I'm not sore after a workout it wasn't good enough, but that seems stupid to me.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:14 AM   #5
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Re: Soreness

If you are not sore, be glad, not disappointed.

Give it a few years, and you will feel the same way when someone asks the same question.

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Old 08-03-2011, 09:56 AM   #6
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Re: Soreness

Soreness is usually created by high reps. High reps are not part of strength training. When I train for strength I don't get sore even though I'm set 5RM Pr.'s regularly.

If you feel the need to be sore:
400m Walking lunges for time. It was a Mainsite WOD a while back that had most of the CrossFit world grumbling about sore quads for a couple of days.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:08 AM   #7
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Re: Soreness

I can't remember who said this, but it is true:

"A good workout can result in soreness, but soreness doesn't mean you had a good workout."

Or something along those lines.

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