Minimalistic Resistance Training With No Doms?
It sounds like an odd goal, but
- Don't care about gaining muscle
- Just doing a tiny bit of resistance training as insurance against gradual muscle loss
- Been reading alot of Brad Pilon and Ray Cronise's talk about fasting -> been doing brief 20 hour to 24 hour fasts about once or twice a week and its going pretty well
I did one set of incline press, one set of rear delt row, and one set of lat pullover machine. Medium weights and maybe like 12 reps, stopped maybe 4 reps before failure. Didn't fast that day, ate a good meal that day right before.
And I got very sore with DOMS the next day.
Would like to just never get DOMS again if possible just because its uncomfortable and I don't think I need it in my life for my fitness goals
So what then do I just keep decreasing the number of reps and weight? Should I do like a 3 or 4 rep with medium weight and then stop? Does 3 rep medium-high weight give less DOMS than say 8 rep medium weight?
What do I have really have control over aside from reps/weight to influence? If I am not doing electrostimulation like Dave Asprey, then what is the absolute bare minimum that I need to maintain my muscle mass?