First, you make no mention of your training goals or experience, so, I'll assume it's general fitness. With that in mind, I'd say that using DOMS as a goal... > “IMHO I think DOMS are awesome, it's like rewarding pain” ...is not appropriate. While there are several posts regarding DOMS on this site, I would refer you to [the one I wrote](https://fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/27365/why-i-never-feel-doms-on-my-abs/27370#27370) on the relationship between DOMS and muscle hypertophy. It addresses a specific body part, but, is applicable in your instance. You'll see that DOMS is not necessarily a good goal. The absence of DOMS does **not** imply lack of improvement. It's simply an indicator of micro trauma to the muscle tissues caused by [exercises that emphasize the eccentric phase (lengthening or stretching of the muscle)](https://fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/27365/why-i-never-feel-doms-on-my-abs/27370#27370).