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Old 10-04-2011, 05:52 AM
 
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If I lift weights and the next day my muscles aren't sore, does that mean I am not lifting enough?
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Northside Of Jacksonville
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Most likely. It also depends on how long you've been lifting. If you're a weightlifting rookie, you should take it easy on the heavy training until your body gets acclimated to where you can add more weight.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Yes.

You will find that over time, however, it will diminish.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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If I lift weights and the next day my muscles aren't sore, does that mean I am not lifting enough?
Depends on when you lifted. If you lifted last night and are expecting soreness in the morning you might be disappointed. You should feel something 24 hours after lifting.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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If I lift weights and the next day my muscles aren't sore, does that mean I am not lifting enough?
Yep
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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If I lift weights and the next day my muscles aren't sore, does that mean I am not lifting enough?
It can take up to 72 hours to get sore. You could not be using proper form to lift or you need to lift heavier or more reps or all three.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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If I lift weights and the next day my muscles aren't sore, does that mean I am not lifting enough?
If you can do more than 10 reps in a single set, then add more weight.

You know you are lifting enough when you can perform approximately 8 - 10 reps per set before your muscles fail.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.

There are ways to lessen them.
+ Active stretching prior to workout
+ Passive stretching post workout
+ Ice for reducing inflammation / swelling.
+ Heat to help increase blood flow on the area.

So, if you worked a muscle group that has not been used before, there may be a higher chance for DOMS. If DOMS affect you a day or two after, you either need to do the above, and/or decrease the weight or decrease the repetitions.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yes.

You will find that over time, however, it will diminish.
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It can take up to 72 hours to get sore. You could not be using proper form to lift or you need to lift heavier or more reps or all three.
I've been told of both of these above, well experienced alot of soreness when I first started working out, two and a half years later it's not nowhere near as bad. I often find myself more sore after 48 hours.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:11 AM
 
Location: On the Beach
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I've always believed that if I don't have some soreness the next day after muscle training, I've gotten complacent and need to change my routine. There should always be a little residual soreness after a hard workout.
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