Hello. I'm 22 years old, 5'10" 150 lbs. I'm a pretty scrawny guy and I've picked up (and dropped) weight lifting several times in the last, oh, 7 years or so. I'm not completely inexperienced at weight training, but I haven't managed to stick to a program for more than a few months at a time. I just started up again a few weeks ago (hopefully I'll stick to the program this time), and I've been using Low Volume Training
. I really like the idea and I have had some improvements with Low Volume Training.
However, a lot of times after a workout I don't feel sore the next day, or even later the same day. Should I be concerned that I'm not getting a good workout, or is this normal?
Here's my regimen: I have a 2-day split routine (push/pull) with weekends off (ABABAXX BABABXX). I warm up with a 5 minute jog, and then perform about 6 different exercises. Each exercise, I perform:
- a warm-up set (about 30-60% max with 15-20 reps, enough to get ready for the motion without wearing my muscles out)
- one good set (70-85% max with 7-12 reps -- preferably a weight that brings me to volitional failure after 6-10 reps)
- an extra set if the first one wasn't satisfactory (too light or too heavy, etc)
One potential problem might be my routines... for example my "pull" routine is: lats, hamstrings, back(general), lateral deltoid, biceps, abs. By the time I get to biceps, I've already used them in lat pulldowns and seated rows, and I'm wondering if I'm just not able to do some good curls after that.
Any thoughts or advice? Or is it normal to not feel sore?