I've been doing CrossFit for a year and a half or so, and I've realized that none of the workouts from around the past two months have made me feel sore in the slightest???and these aren't "active recovery" WODs, either. I recently hit a 15 lb deadlift PR and a 10 lb snatch PR, and...well...nothing. Same goes for a hilly bike ride in San Francisco, which I thought would, if nothing else, shock my Floridian body???a body only familiar with the "hills" of golf courses.
I don't think this is because the food I eat has made me an anti-inflammatory goddess; my diet, which has been pretty steady for the last couple of years, consists of conventionally grown veggies (starchy and leafy and everything in between), conventionally raised meats and seafood, and, with the money I save from conventionally grown/raised other things, the best bacon money can buy.
I don't think I should be concerned, but I'm curious. Any insight?
asked bycavebitch (1193)
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on July 17, 2014
at 03:23 PM
First of all you don't need to get sore to build muscle, and the longer you train the less frequently you will experience DOMS. Furthermore, soreness is induced mainly from the eccentric portion of a lift, so doing a 1 rep max on deadlift there is probably no eccentric movement. Here is an article that goes into DOMS further.
on July 17, 2014
at 03:19 PM
Have you ever done a deload week? Sometimes lack of soreness (DOMS) can be because your body isn't making substantial gains. I don't do crossfit but I lift heavy 3-4x/week...every 2-3 months I take a week "off" and just do bodyweight, lighter weights, etc at home. This is a "deload week" to allow my body to fully recover and gains/strength actually increase after.
Maybe you body just needs some rest to be able to get sore and build up more strength? Or just run the Lyon Street Stairs a few times =)