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I am 28 yrs old and deployed with the army in Iraq. I work out twice a day and have a question about muscle recovery. I work nights so I wake up and lift about 1 in the afternoon and then I do cardio at about 1 or 2 in the morning. Every time I am lifting, I lift to muscle failure but 30 minutes after I leave the gym, it feels like I never went. It is the same with my running. I can run 2 miles as fast as I can and be worn out immediately after the run but 30 minutes later I feel like I could do it again. I am confused. On my last deployment 4 years ago I worked out with the same frequency and I was sore all of the time. Any thoughts about why this is would be appreciated.
Either you arn't pushing yourself at a high enough intensity such as weight, reps etc and your body is adapted to the stress or you have a very good recovery time. Just remember that soreness is not an indicator of how good your workout was, its mostly an indicator of a new stress being put on the body that it's not accustomed to.