I’m working with a new client and although in the midst of her work outs with me she is struggling with the weight I have assigned to her for a particular strength training move, the next day she experiences no soreness whatsoever. I will admit I am a new trainer so there may be a little knowledge lack on my part here…but here’s the question – All my other clients when I see them struggling at the tail end of their 3rd set – i follow-up to see if they are experiencing soreness the next day. All usually do and have the soreness in the muscle group worked the day prior. This client however has not. My question is do I bump up the dumbbell weight on the prescribed moves and just be extra alert on her form OR leave the weight as it is an up the reps from 12 to 15? Trying to find which would be most effective…thanks so much all.
thanks very much for all the feedback…extremely helpful. My client’s form is actually quite good, so the “struggle” I speak of is that the weight I presently have her using is challenging her just a bit at the tail end of the 3rd set. I’m going to up the reps and see how that changes the dynamic for her. She was concerned that she wasn’t “sore” even though my thought and knowledge base dictates soreness is not an absolute tell tale sign of effectiveness. Thank you for the replies!