Never did I ask "Why am I sore?". I make it a goal to stay sore all week.
I asked if anyone ever had DELAYED ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS, because when i wake up in the morning, I'm usually already sore from my arms workout. I have never had delayed soreness in my arms because it is usually IMMEDIATE(I.E. Next day) for me.
I was hoping for some logical replies with maybe some science, but the usual crowd seems to have chimed in as expected. Oh, wait, I'm an 09'er so that makes me a beginner right?
Back to the topic, I've only ever had DOMS with calves but never with arms. Some people say that it is because of less blood flow down there?
And as for my routine, It has been working just fine. I did legs tonight like that, as heavy as possible w/o sacrificing form, 3x10:
Deadlifts Back Squats Front Squats Hack Squats Leg Presses 1-Leg Split Squats Leg Extensons Leg Machine Curls DC Calves Routine(Only thing that makes my calves grow)
I'm on a 3 week rotation of set x reps.
Week One: 4x4 @ 85% normal tempo Week Two: 3x6 @ 65% 30x1 tempo Week Three: 3x10 @ As Heavy as Possible normal tempo
4500 kcal per week, 350-400g Protein 300+ carbs, maybe 80-100g fat.
And then back to week one, with heavier weight. I don't see why you all seem to think I'm beating the piss out of my arms, or anything else for that matter.
You said you have always had soreness in arms the next day. That is delayed. You're just experiencing a slightly longer delay. It's normal and dependent on many things, like what exercises you are doing (incorporating something with a great stretch ie preachers can often lead to more DOMS for people), your diet (inadequate protein or just a shitty diet in general can lead to more soreness), whether you stretch the muscle that you worked, your rest/recovery, etc.
Btw that leg workout is way too much. You would most likely make more progress not doing all those exercises in one day. And by progress I mean being able to use more weight/push yourself harder, as I doubt you're able to go balls to the wall for deads, squats, front squats, hack squats and leg press all in one day. That's overkill.
I don't think this is a good way to gauge progress.
Anyway, I have gotten DOMS in my abs, biceps and quads, usually after doing a movement I haven't done in ages (high rep situps, or weighted lunges, for example). A suggestion I have to curtail the issue if it continues would be to follow some sort of para-workout nutrition protocol, and stretch them fuckers out!
This happens to me quite a bit. I wont wake up sore, but as the day goes on I will feel it more and more. Especially if Im up later than usual the night after the lift.
This doesnt have to do with your question, but to be completely honest man, anyone would be sore after an arm workout like that. For days probably. And by the looks of your "legs workout," you are going to burn out quick.
But regarding your workouts, even if your form is good which i'm more than willing to assume it is as you say, you could definitely move more weight if you didn't have such high volume. And its not just high volume regarding sets and reps, but you are doing many demanding exercises in one day.
If you re arrange your workouts and lower the volume, perhaps doing only approx. 2 big compounds per muscle per day + assistance exercises, you could put more intensity into each one, and use more weight. Being able to use more weight over time is extremely important if size and strength is your goal (not sure what your goal is either).
Put another way, there's little chance that when you get to front squats, then hacks, etc, you are able to move considerable weight on those exercises given that you are probably really fatigued at that point. And, if you say that you are not really fatigued, then I have to wonder how focused and intense your lifting sessions are. In addition, the weight you (or anyone for that matter doing such high volume) would be able to lift on those later exercises would not help with growth and would instead just eat into your recovery time.
I'm a big believer in lower volume + more rest + more frequency = more opportunity for growth.
Not trying to call you out at all; I just wanted to throw that out there as a suggestion.
MeinHerz beat me to it. I think 27 sets/workout is overkill, and forces you to go with lighter weights than would be possible if you did half that amount of sets with much heavier weights.
On DOMS, I usually get it in my forearms. It happens 2-3 days following a workout, while regular soreness is typically the next day. It is a deeper pain, and can take longer to recover from. In my experience, the best solution is simply to work through it, rather than trying to give the muscle a rest.
I will take this into consideration, much appreciated feedback.
But as for being fatigued, I definitely am in a work-out state of mind by the time all the squats are done. My legs and hamstrings are Unbelievably sore today, making carrying supplies at work up and down stairs very strenuous. I actually have the beginnings of stretch marks on my lower quads from yesterday's workout.
Tonight is Back Width/HIT and I'm gonna keep the 3x10 for now, just to finish up the week, next week is week 4, back to 4x4 @ 75-85% of MAX:
Foam Rolling; Thoracic Extensions YTWLI's Scapular Wall Slide Dynamic Blackburns Posterior Lunge with Reach Push-up Plus (All just to properly activate my back, make sure all the muscles fire.)
Weighted Wide Grip Pull Ups Dumbbell Handstand Push Ups Cable Pullover Laterals in the Scapular Plane Pulldown Routine(wide grip pronated/Supinated) Str. Arm Pushdown