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I'm Not Feeling the Burn


For some excersizes i get tired to the point where i cant do another rep, but i dont feel "the burn" in my muscles...should i try and find a new excerise to work these muscles.


Short answer: No.

Long answer: Not if you keep progressing.

Longer answer: Progression is more important than feeling a "burn." Even if you stall out, that is you cannot progress for a few weeks, you may be able to continue progressing with that exercise by varying the parameters (sets/reps, rest time, grip, dumbbell to barbell .. etc.)


Good answer, goochadamg.

OP, you could also try loading heavier weight.


Where do people get the idea that the "burn" is a good thing?