I got the nutrition part down so I'm sure I'm eating enough, but what I'm worried about is the training part. It seems like my muscles don't get stimulated enough or barely get. I read threads on this site and everyone talks about how sore they are the day after training yet I feel nothing.
Everyone talks about the pumps and the burns yet I get nothing. Can anyone offer some much need advice, this is taking away ALL my motivation. Maybe beginners don't know how to properly use their muscles as veterans do? Does it come with time?
I'm a beginner to training but I'd consider myself knowledgeable about nutrition, so please help me find what's wrong with my training?
I'm not training right now, due to this I felt like I was wasting my time. But I did the usual split, 3 sets of each exercises, 8/12 reps. I also tried Starting Strength but there wasn't much difference in stimulation.
You are overthinking this aspect. At this stage of your lifting, you don't need to necessarily "target" a muscle. A heavier exercise (done with proper form of course) will make you stronger. Focus on getting stronger overall. That's the whole basis of the Starting Strength routine. Which brings me to my next point...
You obviously weren't training long enough. How long did you try Starting Strength? Did you follow it as it was written, or did you change things (i.e leg press instead of squat, not adding weight for the next workout if you acheived all 3 sets of 5, etc.)? By your previous statement, I'm willing to bet you haven't really been pushing yourself by adding weight when you should have been.
Also, you stated you have the nutriton down and are eating enough. Are you sure about this? Most people who state that they are "eating enough" yet aren't noticing gains are actually NOT eating properly.