HOW SORE IS 2 SORE?

  1. New Member
    iwinulose2980's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    19
    Rep Power
    0
    Level
    4
    Lv. Percent
    60.66%

    HOW SORE IS 2 SORE?


    first off my regular split is normally

    monday - chest, triceps, calves
    tuesday- quads, hamstrings
    wens- back,biceps
    thursday-rest
    friday-shoulders,calves,misc exercise (neck,foreams,grip exercises)
    saturday- i box
    sunday-rest

    stretching for 10 min before workouts and 15 min after workout plus little stretches inbetween sets
    cardio 45-60 min a day
    abs - everyday

    i know rest is a very important to getting the full potential of my workouts but majority of the time i am to sore to move even the following week. is there something i can take or a switch i can make in my split in order to help with pain? your thoughts on how sore is 2 sore?

    i dont take supplements so any supplement suggestions on the topic would be appeciated.

    thank you for any advice

  2. Senior Member
    Jstrong20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    1,385
    Rep Power
    215266
    Level
    33
    Lv. Percent
    57.56%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Well how sore depends on the person. The question would be are you still making gains?. If so then your probably ok. If not then you need to cut the volume. I'm guessing the cardio everyday is for the boxing so I'd imagine you can't cut that. Another thing is how long do you work out for? If you do resistance exercises for more than an hour than you definatley want to cut that down. Actualy 45 minutes would be even better. If your looking for supps to help then a good protein powder would go a long way. Actualy a meal replacement would be much better and especialy for someone like you that does so much cardio. I'd make sure to get at least 1g per lbs of bodyweight and probably more for someone as active as you. Also you could try upping the amount of carbs that you take in because you have to burining a ton of calories with all that cardio. The best creatine type of supp I've used is v-12 by san and that would probably help you recover. Some others I haven't tried yet but heard good things about are CEE, no-explode, and body octane.
  3. Ectomorph man
    Bean's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  190 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Age
    34
    Posts
    633
    Rep Power
    462
    Level
    26
    Lv. Percent
    48.8%

    i dont understand this "cut volume" thing? everyone recommends it first... couldnt he ALSO cut intensity or frequency? there's lots of variables to adjust when you're overreaching, not just cutting down on volume...
    volume work is just one way of gaining weight and eventually you have to change exercise regimen... the same thing goes for HST, GVT, etc

    I thought the HST-fad had sorta died to the point where people realized its just another alternative to help shock your body; just like almost any other method...
    •   
       

  4. Professional Member
    jminis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    4,023
    Rep Power
    2189
    Level
    43
    Lv. Percent
    46.89%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Working out three days in a row is not the greatest idea as it's kicks the **** out of your CNS. Also gives us some numbers on your routine, sets, reps ect... Also how long have you been working out?
  5. Senior Member
    exnihilo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Age
    35
    Posts
    1,577
    Rep Power
    925
    Level
    29
    Lv. Percent
    98.72%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Bean
    i dont understand this "cut volume" thing? everyone recommends it first... couldnt he ALSO cut intensity or frequency? there's lots of variables to adjust when you're overreaching, not just cutting down on volume...
    volume work is just one way of gaining weight and eventually you have to change exercise regimen... the same thing goes for HST, GVT, etc

    I thought the HST-fad had sorta died to the point where people realized its just another alternative to help shock your body; just like almost any other method...
    Frequency in this case is really just an input in the volume function, so to speak.

    I think a lot of people do too many sets to failure too. It's not a big deal when you first start lifting, but as you progress it will become more and more taxing on you, particularly in heavy compound movements (no, I don't know why, but it's a commonly observed phenomenom). I'm at the point where I do MAYBE 10-15 sets to failure in total, for all bodyparts, per week, maybe 4 of which are in the primary heavy compound movements. I do a pretty decent amount of work below failure for the main lifts, working on speed and technique.

    My guide for overtraining recently is my mood and mental state/general feeling of wellbeing, along with any joint/soft tissue pain that I begin to experience. Of course, increases in strength and improvements in body morphology are important too, but sometimes these will improve more rapidly in the short term when you are overreaching, leading you into a false sense of security.
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. How sore is too sore?
    By DerickVonD in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-31-2009, 06:24 PM
  2. How long is UA in your system?
    By dez/null in forum Supplements
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-05-2003, 09:31 PM
  3. figuring out how much is left in a bottle
    By hamper19 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-23-2003, 12:09 PM
  4. How to Reduce Soreness
    By YellowJacket in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-01-2003, 06:32 PM
  5. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-22-2002, 11:12 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in