Do you all get a satiafactory amount of DOMS?
I train very regularly… say generally 5x a week. I dont really get sore… a little tenderness, i mean tiny bit… but unless i double the volume, change to something totally different OR have just had a week off, i dont really get it.
I used to, i used to spend most days sore, sometimes terribly, sometimes slightly - but now? Hardly ever.
I have noticed that if i train say 3x a week with a day off inbetween workouts, then the DOMS is more prevalent. If i train on a two on, one off cycle, then i tend to “get used” to the stress, and DOMS evades me.
Also, if i train with a high bodypart frequency, my doms becomes less, but a low BP freq. and it keeps coming. (Is this due to a much faster rate of adaptation, or a tolerance to some process that can cause/assists in causing delayed soreness?)
The trouble is, i like it, it is my timer for when to train that bodypart again, and it lets me know i am doing all the right things. When i get it regularly, i like to train instinctively, loosely following a plan but mainly training when the soreness dictates that muscle needs work.
I think if it was simply a matter of micro tears/damage to the proteins/fibres in the tissue, then i couldnt “get used” to it apart from the normal adaptation (and that isnt what i mean by “get used to it” It happens with too much of a regularity-a pattern to be adaptation) - this leaves me to believe that it is a biochemical thing or something, or a tolerance to a biochemical process. Something like: I train more - thus my lactic acid tolerance is higher, and it causes me to not get as sore from it. (I know where you stand on this Thibs, and i am not saying you are wrong - or the studies you provided, but could it be PARTLY to do with the pain of DOMS?)
I want my delayed onset muscle soreness back. Do ANY of you suffer from not having pain too?