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Yes, it's fairly normal to feel a little achy the next 24-48 hours of your first/second day of lifting heavier weights or changing your ST routine. I've been strength training for 6 months and still get sore when I go up in weight or change my routine. If it's extremely painful (I know it's difficult to measure pain) and lasts longer than 48 hours, you've likely overdone it.
"feeling" the results isn't really a good way to evaluate a workout.
When you first start working out, you probably will feel some soreness. But as you continue to work out regularly, your muscles will get better at the recovery process, and you will experience less soreness.
Fatiguing your muscles (ie. the point at which you feel you cannot do another rep with the correct form) is the best measure of workout effectiveness. Ideally, you should reach this point with 12 reps or less (the fewer the better).
I was getting tired of not 'feeling' the results of my upper body workout, so I increased the weight for my dumbbell curls to 15 lbs. Today I am feeling a little sore and tight not injury sore or anything, but only on the inside of my elbow. Does that seem right...? ...
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