I confess that I am outright hijacking this thread for 2 reasons.
Where I’m going is pretty much where it sounds like this guy was going anyway.
It’ll save space on practically duplicate threads.
I would like to hear peoples well thought out self analyzed experience on soreness. I was going to start a thread like this myself.
I don’t care what the studies say or all the mitochondrial gobbledy gook. I also am not looking to ignite a big heated controversy.
Just, how has it been for you.
For me if I don’t get sore I don’t grow. I can’t put it any plainer than that. Also, when dealing with symmetry issues the side that got the sorest was ALWAYS the one that was bigger… period.
I DO NOT train to get sore, but in light of experience I just cannot deny, I do instinctively use soreness as a gauge of how well a muscle group has been worked.
I am in no way implying that my experience is cannonizable as the standard by which anybody else’s should be measured, but I can’t be alone either.
I’m thinking what we’ll probably get here is a wide variety of equally valid experiences.
No problem with the Hijack, as it fits to the topic anyway…
I have to admit that I agree to some of your points especially with the symetry…
But I have to say that I don’t get the kind of soreness that I used to get as a beginner, just when I do super high volume sets