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The winter is my off-season in Wisconsin. I don't work full-time, so I get 5-7 workouts in per week. With that volume of workouts, I don't experience DOMS.

Flip to summer. Working 60 hours per week. Active outside work. Getting 3 workouts in per week. Push, pull, legs. I'm experiencing a decent level of DOMS at this volume of work.

Is this really where I should be? Do you think it's even relevant? Perhaps I overreach in the winter? 49 years old. 15 years training experience. I run 200mg test per week summer. This past winter I ran 400mg per week.
 
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Fuuk I thought we finally got a good BDSM Dom/sub thread. So disappointed.

Ok moving on. Any chance you're overworking the muscles. My soreness sets in hard about 2 days after. If you work the muscle again, it just pushes it off. You would probably know if you're over trained though.

As for my DOMS, big muscles only and I have it all the time. On any given day, something on me always hurts. I do 1 body part a week.
 
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Fuuk I thought we finally got a good BDSM Dom/sub thread. So disappointed.

Ok moving on. Any chance you're overworking the muscles. My soreness sets in hard about 2 days after. If you work the muscle again, it just pushes it off. You would probably know if you're over trained though.

As for my DOMS, big muscles only and I have it all the time. On any given day, something on me always hurts. I do 1 body part a week.

Volume and frequency usually don't have as much impact on DOMS as intensity. Are you training harder, because you are only training 3 times a week now?

The difference in the amount of test you ran could also have an impact.
Same experience for me Snake. 2 days, bigger muscles feeling it.

GF, I don't feel like I'm training harder. Actually doing less sets per body part each workout. Maybe I am pushing them harder, I'm just unaware of it?
 
jipped genes

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If I work a muscle group 1x a week and really go for it, I get sore. If I am doing it 2x a week with similar intensity I tend not to get sore. I don't know.
 
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If I work a muscle group 1x a week and really go for it, I get sore. If I am doing it 2x a week with similar intensity I tend not to get sore. I don't know.
This is my experience as well. I also get more sore when going heavier with lower reps (6-8). than lighter with higher reps (15-20). despite my subjective belief that my intensity was similar. And it sets it on the second day after the workout for the large bodyparts.
 
Glycomann

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Back when I worked a hard labor job I barely grew. I got strong but I didn't really grow until after I stopped that job in my 40s. Then I put on 30 lbs of lean tissue.
 
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Back when I worked a hard labor job I barely grew. I got strong but I didn't really grow until after I stopped that job in my 40s. Then I put on 30 lbs of lean tissue.
I second this. My first job out of school was industrial micro. Lots of 1500 liter tanks and industrial equipment work. I stayed stable lean and not really progressing past 240 for 2 years. Didn’t figure it out until I got another job as a group leader and sat on my ass 8 hrs a day vs 10 to 12 hours in my feet. I gained 20 lbs in 2 weeks weights were sailing in the gym etc.
 
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Could it be that with the more active jobs the diet needed more fuel? I have been learning more about food and dieting and can't say I have it dialed in, but worth looking at
 
Glycomann

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I second this. My first job out of school was industrial micro. Lots of 1500 liter tanks and industrial equipment work. I stayed stable lean and not really progressing past 240 for 2 years. Didn’t figure it out until I got another job as a group leader and sat on my ass 8 hrs a day vs 10 to 12 hours in my feet. I gained 20 lbs in 2 weeks weights were sailing in the gym etc.
It was a challenge. I was lifting bundles 8-16 hours a day. We use to weigh the bundles and calculate the amount. I can't remember but it was ridiculous amount. I remember eating less than 4000 kcals a day and the weight would fall off. I didn't use much AAS back then. But it made a big difference the few years I did while still working there. I went from stringy flat and lean to much fuller and not looking like I was working in a coal mine.
 
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I have switched my training up to more of a less volume (everyday) type of training over the past three months. I hit every group everyday. Maybe 2 sets a muscle group but training everything everyday. Didn’t think it would ever work but working 55 hours a week and training BJJ three times a week I have maintained my weight around 215 and at 50 I have reduced DOMS tremendously. I am not losing any muscle but fat loss is great. Going to do this next few months to see how it goes.
 
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I did landscaping for years until last year. Worked with DOMS.

If real pain shows up (stabbing pain, throbbing pain, etc) then back off a little or add extra recovery day.

Hopefully your body does the same and pain works as a signal like it should.
 
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