Should Your Muscles Burn and Doing a Second Set?
I've been using your book religiously now for almost 7 days and am definitely starting to see some results, although its hard to tell as I am currently traveling, and not able to commit to my ideal body building diet.
My main quesiton right now is this:
normally, with lifting weights, if you lift really "well" and burn your muscles out (as they say), the next day you really FEEL it, sometimes for days, that sore feeling. I have become accustomed to this being a sign that my training is working, muscle is being built/used etc.
However, when I do the isometric exercises, I don't really feel that soreness, at all, despite that I really push it to the MAX with the exercise. I do feel EXHAUSTED of course on an energy level, but not really any of that muscle soreness thing.
Is this typical? Am I suppose to feel the soreness to build muscle? Am I doing something wrong? Not putting enough intensity into it?
I got another isometric course and the guy recommends 2 sets, 1 like yours, 7-12 seconds at 100% intensity. the other set at 30%-505 intensity holding for up to 2-3 minutes. I did this a few times and did feel some soreness the next day, but still not as much as when I lifted weights.
Would really appreciate your thoughts on this... Still trying to undo years of confusion about lifting weights and gaining body mass.