What does it mean to not be sore?

Okay, so I am just starting to do toning exercises. I've been doing 20 minutes of Pilates on a fairly regular basis for about 3 weeks. I also do pushups (about 3 sets of 10), but not on a regular basis. When I first started the Pilates, I was always sore the next day, but now I'm not anymore. The thing is, I still struggle with a lot of the exercises and I also feel my muscles get very fatigued when I'm doing them. As for the pushups, I started off with such a light set because I have never done them on a regular basis, and I do feel tired when I do them. Again, though, I'm never sore.

Is that a bad thing? Does that mean that I'm not doing enough and need to do more? Or is being sore a bad thing? Anyone who can clear this up for me would be really helping me out. I'm kind of confused about this.

Thanks
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 6,581
It's not a bad thing to not be sore. It just means your body/muscles have adjusted to your routine.

If you are not feeling an overall tightness in your body or extra energy/buzz, I would read it as a sign that's it's time to take your routine up a notch.
It's not a bad thing to not be sore. It just means your body/muscles have adjusted to your routine.

If you are not feeling an overall tightness in your body or extra energy/buzz, I would read it as a sign that's it's time to take your routine up a notch.
Originally Posted by Cherish
I guess this would make more sense to me if I was extremely consistent with my toning, but I'm really not. Maybe I'm just surprised that my body got used to my routine so quickly. I guess that's reassuring, but still a bit of a head scratcher for me.
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 6,581
If you're not even consistent, then it was too easy for you.

I would write up a new routine that's more intense, and try that for a week. See how your body reacts and take it from there.

It's a good idea to write it all out and stick it somewhere, like on your fridge, and update as you make changes. Even if you're not consistent or sometimes go off on a tangent doing a different routine (this is what I tend to do), you still have a record of what you're supposed to be doing.
Yeah, I think I will come up with a different routine. How do I do that without having a weight set of some sort? My legs get tone pretty well when I do cardio, but what do I do about the upper body? How do I know when it's enough if I feel fatigued with my current routine? Sorry for all the questions, I just really don't know much about weight training at all.
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 6,581
Feeling fatigued could mean a number of things.

1) You might not be drinking enough water before and during your workout.
2) You were tired/drained from work (if you work out in the evenings)
3) You didn't get enough sleep (if you work out in the mornings)
4) Your diet is inadequate
5) The workout is kicking your butt
6) You're bored with your workout - happens to me

Pushups are pretty intense so I can see those kicking your butt, but overall I wouldn't automatically assume it's mainly due to 5).

I posted some ideas that don't require weights in your journal. I can find some more for you.
Feeling fatigued could mean a number of things.

1) You might not be drinking enough water before and during your workout.
2) You were tired/drained from work (if you work out in the evenings)
3) You didn't get enough sleep (if you work out in the mornings)
4) Your diet is inadequate
5) The workout is kicking your butt
6) You're bored with your workout - happens to me

Pushups are pretty intense so I can see those kicking your butt, but overall I wouldn't automatically assume it's mainly due to 5).

I posted some ideas that don't require weights in your journal. I can find some more for you.
Originally Posted by Cherish
I'm going to start doing the exercises you already gave me. Thanks again for those, by the way.
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 6,581
You're welcome, Aries_jb

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com