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    Hey,

    So, on Monday I did 3 x 20 squats. It's now Wednesday and I can hardly walk still. Is this normal?

    I haven't done squats for quite a few months as I don't enjoy them but I know they are essential. I'm guessing its because its been a while.

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    Why are you doing 20 reps per set?

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    Watch out for the training police!!!!

    Yes, high volume squats can have this effect.
    "The problem with quoting someone on the Internet is, you never know if it's legit" - Abraham Lincoln

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    Yup. Squats can be nasty that way! Next time you skip them for several months you might want to ease back in a little lighter and/or fewer reps. The way to cure the pain? More squats! At least you'll be moving the right muscles around!

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    20 reps of unweighted squats sounds OK. If that's the number at which you start to struggle.

    Yes, feeling the pain 2 days later is very normal. DOMS for me usually doesn't start until the second day after a workout, or if it starts the next day I often have it the second day as well.

    Good news is that it doesn't take much for your body to get used to that and for the pain to be minimal or non-existant. And then if you're like me, you'll do anything possible to make the pain come back :P which means weighted squats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quikky View Post
    Why are you doing 20 reps per set?
    What do you mean by this?

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    Thanks for the responses!

    Basically, I think that whatever excercise you do (in proper form of course), if you are feeling sore the next day or couple of days that means you've pushed your body to a certain limit which will led to improvement. So, whether its 5 or 500 squats that soreness is a good barometer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven.kelly View Post
    Thanks for the responses!

    Basically, I think that whatever excercise you do (in proper form of course), if you are feeling sore the next day or couple of days that means you've pushed your body to a certain limit which will led to improvement. So, whether its 5 or 500 squats that soreness is a good barometer.
    Soreness is not an indicator of a good workout. Neither is lack there of an indicator of a poor one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quikky View Post
    Soreness is not an indicator of a good workout. Neither is lack there of an indicator of a poor one.
    How do you measure a good workout then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fernaldo View Post
    Watch out for the training police!!!!

    Yes, high volume squats can have this effect.
    High, low, mid.... anytime I haven't trained legs in a while and hit em hard it can cause me not to walk right for about 3 days.

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