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    Working Chest,benc,,etc. when you have sore lats from back day?

    should you still do bench press when you have sore lats from a back day? given it is used a lot in benching?

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    I would go ahead and give it another days rest. Are your chest workouts and your back workouts that close?

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    I workout all the time while I'm sore. I don't let that stop me. Rest if you are uber sore and your body is crying out to rest a day though. Listening to your body is important.





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    I have hit 1RM PR's while being sore, but I wasn't very sore. I have skipped days because it was just too much, usually a lower day.
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    This is why chest day always comes before back IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fufu View Post
    I have hit 1RM PR's while being sore, but I wasn't very sore. I have skipped days because it was just too much, usually a lower day.
    The last time I pulled a deadlift PR my glutes and hamstrings were damned sore.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudge View Post
    This is why chest day always comes before back IMO.
    I work two upper body days a week. One day I will train push before pull, then pull before push.
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    Lats used a lot in benching? As antagonizers, a bit yes. They're not targeted though.

    Just pump it.

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    I did my new push routine last night. I think, my lats are more sore than than ever been, so that's a good thing I hope.
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    i actually get sore in my lats from doing bench, as well as my triceps shoulders and chest

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    I hear to many people say lift while sore. It has always been a serious no no in my book. Theres no reason not to take it easy one more day. Now maybe slightly sore I could see it, but if your body is screamin "godamn I am sore", then it is just silly to go from there. This is just speaking from experience. I find it easy to hit 1rm pr's while sore or not, it really doesnt make a difference, but seems like it would be hard on you in the long run. So again I stress, why not take 1 more day off, its not the end of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double D View Post
    I hear to many people say lift while sore. It has always been a serious no no in my book. Theres no reason not to take it easy one more day. Now maybe slightly sore I could see it, but if your body is screamin "godamn I am sore", then it is just silly to go from there. This is just speaking from experience. I find it easy to hit 1rm pr's while sore or not, it really doesnt make a difference, but seems like it would be hard on you in the long run. So again I stress, why not take 1 more day off, its not the end of the world.
    So you force your body to adapt. Many times I start a full body program to find myself really sore the first few sessions. Then my body adapts and it fades.





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    CP, do you think it's a good thing to really feel your lats when, say, benching?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witchblade View Post
    CP, do you think it's a good thing to really feel your lats when, say, benching?
    Yes. If I'm really in my benching groove I can feel them. I can usually feel my glutes firing pretty good when I have my leg drive on point too.





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    Quote Originally Posted by CowPimp View Post
    So you force your body to adapt. Many times I start a full body program to find myself really sore the first few sessions. Then my body adapts and it fades.
    And this is why I dont do total body workouts. I want my body to be 100% before tearing it down again. I see no reason to tear a muscle down again before it has had a chance to recover. Keep in mind you use the time of rest to recover and if a muscle is not completly recovered from its last workout, then your muscle hasnt reached its full recovery potential. Am I making sense? Its always been a philosophy that I have always went by. Now like I say on here all the time, "to each is own". If you can get by with doing it the way you do then thats great, but this is what works best for me.

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