I am sure this has been asked countless times before, but I seem unable to get a fulfilling workout. I focus mainly on strength training, so I do fast-twitch enabling exercises, heavier weights with fewer reps, and bodyweight exercises. It seems that anytime I do an exercise, this is the usual scenario, at any rate:
I don't get soreness or pain, but I don't notice any improvement in strength over the week, and I never feel as if my muscles recover 100%.
I get soreness and pain, don't notice strength gains, delay workouts for several more days, and then come to realize I have lost strength when I try to improve the weights.
I lower the weights, focus more on reps, but adjust myself to lower weight, hence, heavier weights begin to feel heavier.
I go very heavy to push myself, but end up getting DOMS, pain and aches, and after waiting several days/a week, I come to find that the same weight is slightly harder to do.
So clearly I have a few problems:
I workout, rest, but do not make any significant gains ever that don't revert back to what they were.
Regardless of changing routines, I either push hard, go a pinch further to drop back down to my prior strength state, or go very light, and have to work my way back heavier again from adjusting my nervous system to little weights (also why I don't like aerobic/muscle building regimens).
I do this:
Sleep at least seven hours straight every night.
Eat 1,900-2700 calories per day.
Workout every two to five days or so.
My goal is to be stronger, but I am stuck in a plateau that never seems to end whether I rest more, change diet, exercise, etc. Either way I am not improving, and often feel weak and tired most of the day, every day.
I do not know what the issue is ... does anyone here have any idea?