Feeling limp after working out? Pushed myself, but not sore at all.
I've been hitting the gym every night for the past 3 weeks. I started with 45 minutes of cardio (elliptical) and now have bumped up to 60 minutes of cardio which comes out to a 630 calorie burn (or says the machine), everynight. For the first two weeks, I did EVERYTHING. After cardio, I hit every machine: bicep curl, shoulder press, bench press, rowing, and pulldown. I started with 40lbs 12 reps 3 sets. This quickly became easy for me, and have bumped it to 70lbs x12, 55 x12, 40 x12 (tapering down). Hip adduction/hip abduction 70lbs 25 reps and 4 sets (each). Abs 20lbs 20 reps 4 sets. Mind you, I have a pretty stocky guy with a natural muscular build (5'1 175lbs).
With that being said. I used to feel great hitting EVERY muscle group EVERY night. I loved feeling ripped, especially my arms every night. From advice from my co-worker (also corroborated with advice online), I decided to do Arms/Shoulders/Back on Mondays/Wednesdays, and Legs/Abs on Tuesdays/Thursdays. Now, I don't have the feeling of being "ripped" anymore. I still push myself, but there is zero soreness. What gives? I do less, and I feel worse, but if I kept doing what I was doing, then it would've been overtraining.
you should not workout the same muscle every day , this is not good in the long run even if it makes you feel good.
you should not leave the gym with muscle soreness and aches, you should leave the gym feeling fresh and pumped up. use a 4days split routine , your weight lifting must not take more than 1 hour then go for 15 minutes cardio after. in the days you don't lift you can do 45 minutes cardio only.
it is very important to watch your diet at 5ft 1 175 lbs you need to lose some weight, it will make you feel better.