I'm curious if anyone has advice on delayed onset muscles soreness (which I've heard called DOMS) following sessions of "lifting heavy things." After twenty years of resistance training I've gotten better at recognizing the symptoms of overtraining, thanks in large part to Mark's excellent post on that subject. But I'm still concerned I haven't struck the right balance between challenging my muscles sufficiently and overdoing it. Any suggestions on ways to manage level of intensity during resistance training? Do folks believe in pushing each muscle group to failure once a session? (Or a week? Or a month?) How much soreness should be tolerated as the price of progress? It just seems to me that Grok wouldn't have found it particularly adaptive to his survival if he was sore all the time!
No announcement yet.
How much muscle soreness is too much?