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    Am I doing something wrong?

    First off sorry if this is the wrong place to post this but a quick run down of what's going on:

    I'm currently 12st 5lb at age 27, trying to cut down the weight at the moment I'm eating 1500 cals with high protein and about 3 litres of water per day, my excersise is hitting each muscle group with weight training twice per week, the problem is after my second session is that I'm not feeling any doms at all and I'm losing only maybe 1 or 2 lbs per week.
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    That's a perfect rate of weight loss.

    You weigh 173lbs though...do you really need to lose more weight? What's your height?

    Two days of training a week is not very much.

    Post a pic if you can.
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    DOMS itself is typically NOT an indicator or a requirement for an "effective" lifting session. You can build muscle without experiencing DOMS, however if you're fairly new to strength training you should probably be feeling it for your first several sessions, especially in your legs (that's where most people get hit with it).

    Too often you see people just "moving the weight" with momentum and not actually LIFTING the weight. And so if your muscles are not properly engaged they're not going to be doing the most work possible, which could be an indicator of why you're not sore. Another cause may just be that you're lifting too light, and not exerting yourself enough. Another thing is to look at your programming. What exercises are you doing? Are you focused mainly on compound lifts or are you just doing low-intensity high rep isolation exercises?

    Slow your movements down, focus on proper form and keeping the muscle engaged, lift to within 2-3 reps of failure on just about every set.
    All it takes is consistency, effort, proper nutrition, good programming, and TIME.

    Don't be upset with the results you didn't get from the work you did not do.
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