Just remember Pain does not = progress.
You’ll see as you train longer the sorness factor will diminish and you will have to judge your progress by weight and rep progression.
i had wondered this, but i was under the impression that the pain from doms was the micro trauma in the muscle fibres that, post workout, the body hypacompensates for leaving the muscle bigger and stronger.
So i asumed that if the volume was within my recovery ability and i gave enough time and nutriants for recovery then DOMS was a good indication that the muscle had been worked well.
There is still a lot of speculation as to what causes DOMS and the purpose, but what everyone does agree on is that having DOMS limits your training. Meaning when your sore as hell your not going to be training.
When you say “the longer i train the sorness will diminish”, do you mean in a workout or years of training?
I had heard that any new stimulas would cause DOMS but i asumed that was because it caused more damage to an untrained muscle and therefore more DOMS, more muscle growth. i.e. newbe gains.
I’d love to be set straight on this if anyone knows. [/quote]
Your body will get accustomed to the stimuli that caused DOMs in the beginning and your recovery will be improved, this is good because you won’t be as taxed from your previous work out and it won’t impede your progression.
Don’t worry if you work out hard and with a lot of intesity you will get DOMS, it will just be a much milder sorness. Focus on form, weight and rep progression and you won’t fail.