I’ve neer gotten sore shoulders since day one of my training some 14 years ago. I’ve done it all. Pre-exhaust, post-exhaust, high reps, low reps, 10x10 military presses, cable laterals, even super slow training!!!
Only one workout has ever given me sore shoulders, and they were DAMN sore!! WALKING DUMBELL LUNGES!! 3-4 sets of 6-10 with 110lb dumbells and the next couple days my delts got some serious DOMS.
Anyone else ever experience this?
I’m sorry, but being sore is not the best indicator of whether a workout is going to provide results. Sounds like you are just in poor condition, you need more GPP. If you can’t carry some heavy dumbells around without being super sore, then you’ve got some weak links.[/quote]
No shit about soreness not being a good indicator of a productive workout. I never said that. Can’t you people ever read a post without adding words to it?
As for the GPP, I’m well beyond GPP work. I’d bury you in the gym without breaking a sweat.
To explain the soreness, lunges make you contract your shoulders from the stretch position of a side lateral movement with about 3-4 times the weight you’d normally use for multiple sets and reps. It’d be like a person that normally uses 80lb dumbells for incline dumbell presses, holding 260lb dumbells statically in the stretch position for 3-4 sets of 60-120 seconds per set. Think you’d be sore?
Now back when I used pansy weights like 50-60lb dumbells, I didn’t get so sore, but just give a try with the 110’s for 3-4 sets of 6-10 reps (in about 10 years when you get to that strength level) then tell me if you get sore.