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DOMS - barely getting doms anymore after only a few weeks training? Is this normal?

DOMS - barely getting doms anymore after only a few weeks training? Is this normal?

It's normal, keep going son...   60% (6)
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2011/03/14 09:27:57 (permalink)

DOMS - barely getting doms anymore after only a few weeks training? Is this normal?

Hello All,

I've bought a new setup, and have been training on Cashman's 4 day split for a 3 weeks now. Have been concentrating on getting the form right (watching lots of youtube vids etc) while slowly upping the weights.

The first week I got DOMs, which affected me most on my legs for obvious reason! It was properly sore so it affected my walking on days 2 and 3 and took about 6 days to go away properly. Anyway, the second week I still got DOMs but not as intense, and now on the third week I barely have DOMs at all? I trained my legs last night and added another 10kg to my squat (70kg now) but still don't really have DOMs? My legs feel now, like they did on day 4 or 5 from my first training session.

I've read that this goes away for some people but some people still get Doms etc, and was wondering... is it likely because I'm not lifting a heavy enough weight (I'd prefer to up it slowly, and concentrate on form while learning rather than just racking the weight up straight away) or is it simply that my body is adjusting and this is normal for most people??

Just wondering as it was reassuring in a way, to know the right muscle groups had been targeted correctly (e.g. on my arms it was triceps that hurt from chest/tri day etc).

Cheers in advance guys!
post edited by luckyluke699 - 2011/03/14 10:48:38

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    Re:DOMS - barely getting doms anymore after only a few weeks training? Is this normal? 2011/03/14 13:25:30 (permalink)
    Dont worry too much about it, you wont get them all the time, and the human body can adapt quite quickly



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    Re:DOMS - barely getting doms anymore after only a few weeks training? Is this normal? 2011/03/14 14:16:55 (permalink)
    DOMS isn't necessarily an indicator of growth or even an indicator that you've had a good training session - so don't worry about it!


     
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    Re:DOMS - barely getting doms anymore after only a few weeks training? Is this normal? 2011/03/14 22:12:34 (permalink)
    Thanks for the responses guys, general consensus seems to be "don't worry about it"... so I won't! :-D 

    I'll just concentrate on worrying about my form and diet and see what the next few months brings!

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    Re:DOMS - barely getting doms anymore after only a few weeks training? Is this normal? 2011/03/15 00:41:13 (permalink)
    I almost certainly ache the day after every session, sometimes for 3/4 days after... Is this normal!? I've been training for just over a year

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    Re:DOMS - barely getting doms anymore after only a few weeks training? Is this normal? 2011/03/15 18:37:57 (permalink)
    I obviously can't comment having only been training 3 weeks, but judging from your profile pic I wouldn't worry about it as it's obviously working...

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    Re:DOMS - barely getting doms anymore after only a few weeks training? Is this normal? 2011/03/15 18:53:17 (permalink)
    Doms mean little IMO. some times you will get them and some times you won't.

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    Re:DOMS - barely getting doms anymore after only a few weeks training? Is this normal? 2011/03/15 19:16:32 (permalink)
    I wish i could give you the doms i've got right now in my arse and quads.........
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    Re:DOMS - barely getting doms anymore after only a few weeks training? Is this normal? 2011/03/15 19:40:18 (permalink)
    Legs are usually ok mate, i used to hammer them 4 times a week up until recently and after the first 3 weeks then they were fine, just got a lot of cramps as i have quite an active job as well... ouch

    As long as you keep training them frequently the doms is never too bad.... take a break though and you'll be in agony again, i just got back off holiday a couple of weeks ago, 2 leg sessions and i could barely walk, i havent trained them since out of fear...
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    Re:DOMS - barely getting doms anymore after only a few weeks training? Is this normal? 2011/03/19 07:32:58 (permalink)
    If you 'never' get them you simply aren't training hard enough.
     
    Sure that will be poo pooed by some, but the truth hurts..sorry fellas.

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    Re:DOMS - barely getting doms anymore after only a few weeks training? Is this normal? 2011/03/19 08:33:20 (permalink)
    I do get them, don't get me wrong. I just am not crippled to the point where walking hurts for 3 days any more after training as I was in the first week. It's now only mildly sore for a couple of days... :P
     
    I'll probably up the weight over the next few weeks slowly, while still trying to keep form right - just keep it to 10kg at a time though for squats etc, as I don't have anyone to spot 

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    Re:DOMS - barely getting doms anymore after only a few weeks training? Is this normal? 2011/03/19 13:34:14 (permalink)
    luckyluke699

    I do get them, don't get me wrong. I just am not crippled to the point where walking hurts for 3 days any more after training as I was in the first week. It's now only mildly sore for a couple of days... :P

    I'll probably up the weight over the next few weeks slowly, while still trying to keep form right - just keep it to 10kg at a time though for squats etc, as I don't have anyone to spot 


    You wont be Luke, once the muscle adapts thats not likely to happen, nor should it, nor is it good.

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