Ok, so if I sound like an idiot please have patience. I did a lot of research but I still can’t find any real answers to my questions.
So the deal with me is that I decided about a month ago that since I was never very sore from working out that my workout was too easy or that I was stuck in a rut and needed to change it. I changed it up, doing different exercises that target muscles in different ways or increase isolation. Now I get very sore (but in the good way) and it lasts a whole week so instead of doing upper body twice a week and lower body twice a week I can only hit upper and lower once a week each.
My question is: if it takes me a whole week to recover from my upper body workout (for example), will I lose mass? Is this too long or is a week about right to wait for a muscle to recover from a really intense workout? I eat like a horse, get over a gram of protein per pound of bodyweight and I sleep 8 hours a night. I don’t know if I’m doing this right anymore because I’m not really seeing any results from my workout change. Just when I thought I had it down, I’m all confused again. Thanks for any help you guys.