[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
The muscle just felt like it was a tyre tube that had been blown up with air.
Arnie was talking about feeling like that in Pumping Iron.
I never get that swollen, newb Virgin DOMS feel.[/quote]
Yeah, um, do you mean DOMS or the pump, because I seriously can’t tell what you’re talking about. What do you think DOMS stand for?
If you want to be sore, don’t drink anything during your training session, add an extra 2-count to every rep’s negative, and add 1x100 finisher to whatever bodypart you hit that day. But understand that you don’t need to feel sore to see progress. Soreness is an occasional byproduct of training, not a mandatory side effect, let alone a goal.
Also, I think this craving for muscular pain is probably why you racked up all those injuries you talked about in another thread that now prevent you from doing a ton of big lifts. So, nice work on that. Think maybe you wanna change your approach?[/quote]
I thought delayed onset muscle soreness was that pumped feeling and I only got that a few times when I started. Progressively less until it gave way to regular after workout soreness. This is the useful type of soreness that tells you where you hit the muscle exactly. But no matter how hard I work I don’t get that pumped balloon feeling anymore. Even if I do high reps and volume it doesn’t feel pumped in the same way. And I used to approach lifting with the attitude of just finishing the lift / set. But now I’m focused intensely on form and posture so I do things right and don’t injure myself.
Great feeling when you’re lifting and after=pump
Delayed onset muscle soreness is the shitty feeling when your legs hurt for 3 days after intense training days. Pain with each step.