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Sep

Exercise Myth Busters #35

No pain, No gain.

This myth is one of the most common misconceptions about getting fit. There are very intense people who push themselves to ridiculous lengths to feel pain while they are exercising, that is their choice and most of them have been exercising for years and gradually built up to such a high intensity and tolerance of physical pain through exercise. But for the common exerciser pain should be a limiting factor not a target to aim for. I’m not talking about muscular fatigue and the burn you may have experienced in your muscles before, they are welcome side effects of exercise, but physical pain is not. If it hurts stop! Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is not right. There are always alternate exercises that can be performed without pain that will also give you a good workout and the results you’re after.

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