on a serious note…
I’ve been working out for about 4 years now the past 2 years consistently. I’ve moved to a more hypertrophy (8-12 rep range,drop sets,super sets,burn out sets) based work out program the last 4 months or so but i don’t feel as sore as when i used to lift heavy for 5-6 reps…
I mean i just started this program that i created myself for lifts that i feel work the best for my body (joints,lacking growth ect…) but being honest with myself here i don’t get that sore. I’ve read many articles and heard things like you don’t need to get sore to grow but whats the bro science on this? lol feels weird to be able to walk the next day after legs.
a little history
i’ve been a big fan of deadlifting all those years and the big three (4 if you count overhead press) but i’m not to happy with my physique.my traps are getting too big compared to my lats,my chest is getting too big for my arms, and my thighs are starting to make my calves look like kfc. I’m not a huge guy 5’8 175 and i’m kind of changing my mentality on lifting.
Its not so much how much i can lift anymore its more how i look that i care about. So my new program is more like a “evening out” phase maybe once i feel “even” if there is even such a thing i’ll go back to the big three.I plan on still dead lifting once a month with reasonable weight,going towards dumbells for chest, and sticking with the over head press because i feel like my tris are growing as a result as well as shoulders.
Any input would be greatly appreciated