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  1. pete92

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    i run every day and do other fitness training but when it comes to lifting weights ive always lifted every other day rather than every day.

    Im not sure if this is necessary because i hear you give a day in between for the muscles to rest, but i dont feel sore or tired or anything...

    so would i be fine lifting weights everyday?
     
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  2. xtremerunnerars

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    If you're lifting correctly and you're not too strong, you'll probably notice a soreness peak 48 hours after you work out. It's called DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) and peaks around that time. I am currently still getting it despite a much cleaner diet and schedule.

    Just because you're not sore doesn't mean you can work out again. I would lift with more intensity...but remember that pain does not equal gain.
     
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    thanks mate, maybe its even where im not lifting heavy enough or something, but ill give my muscles plenty of rest :)
     
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    I think it's probably that you aren't in the right mindset to lift hard. You have to go in there really intense and you need to push yourself...if curling something is draining but doable...curl it!

    I had trouble w/ that when I started about two weeks ago...I'm mostly past it now though.
     
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    why would you run everyday, its overrated
     
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    your muscles grow on off days, dont lift on too many consecutive days without time off
     
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    do you lift all muscle groups every time you lift? if so, you should probably start splitting it to upper body/lower body or something if you plan on working out every day. there is nothing wrong with lifting everyday if you are splitting up different muscle groups so that you don't overtrain a certain muscle group.

    it also sounds like you probably aren't lifting hard enough (enough weight/intensity) if you aren't getting sore. if you are trying to put on muscle mass you should leave the gym drained and should be feeling it the next day. if you are just lifting light to stay fit then you might not feel it as much.
     
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    Yeah i do lift all muscle groups on the same day.

    I have decided to take your advice and do different muscle groups each day

    Thanks for all the help
     
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    make sure you are eating well so your body has all it needs to recover and build from working out everyday! also remember that if you are going to try to be putting on mass you should probably really up the calorie intake because you will probably be burning a lot off.
     
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    Really, the key thing is that you want to hit muscle groups 2 or 3 times a week. Regardless of how long it takes the muscles to fully repair (and usually it's the neuromuscular junctions or "wiring" that takes the longest to reset), protein synthesis (i.e. muscle building) usually ends within 72 hours or so. Also, motor learning learing related to strength adaptations is *overall* much more efficient when the same or very similar movement is practiced at least twice a week.

    Knowing that, you can figure out the scheduling that is most practical for you, be it full body or a simple split. Whatever it takes to get the frequency in without impeding your sports play.
     
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