Most T-Maggers follow some type of Mag-10 plan when it comes to training; i.e., so many weeks hardcore training followed by so many weeks recovery training.
Did you ever notice that by the end of your "hardcore" cycle your muscle soreness post workouts is very small, regardless of the extra intensity you may have added during this phase?
Likewise, when you come off a "recovery" training regimen, that first workout in the "high" intensity phase causes EXTREME soreness.
Is there a physiological reason why this happens? I just find it interesting that every time I come off a two-week recovery training regimen that the first 1 or 2 workouts into the heavy duty phase causes all that soreness (over and over again). By the end of the high intensity phase, though, I hardly get sore at all any more...and it's certainly not for lack of increasing intensity as the program goes on.
Let me know what y'all think!