Originally Posted by ridethecliche
Soreness is only a gauge of the system being trained. Do a shit ton of reps with a lighter weight and you'll be sore the next day. If you do a 4x8 or whatever with a much heavier weight, you might not be.
So high reps with a lighter weight is better now?
If you always do 5x100 then you wont be sore after a while. If you always do 4x8 then you won't be sore after a while. You will adapt to everything. Doing high reps with low weight isn't going to create soreness every time.
Also, the idea of training is to... train.
So if that is evidence that the system has been trained then isn't that exactly what you are looking for?
Again, unless of course you are a PL or similar who is training movement patterns more so than individual muscles. But like I said early, this is also why I think bb bench is a huge waste of time (for me, personally). I get nothing out of it in terms of pump and stimulation, using a slight incline/decline and switching to DB's I get significantly better pump and "feel" for the chest. Also, the better I can "feel" a movement the more DOMS it creates. I don't understand how that wouldn't mean it's providing a better form of stimulation. I mean, yeah you can do a shit ton of drop sets or whatever other intensity techniques and you will get sore, or you can do a movement that you haven't done in a while and probably get sore, or your first session back after a lay-off = sorenss, but I'm talking about experienced lifters who know what they are doing and have experimented with different movements, reps, sets, techniques etc and have a pretty good idea of what works for them.