Working Out - No Pain, No Gain?

- POSTED ON: Oct 26, 2012


Pain is an unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.

No Pain, No Gain is merely a false, catchy statement.
It isn’t true.
If you are working out, and you feel pain… then Stop doing it.

A great many “exerts” don’t understand that concept. I like to think of myself as a person with common sense, and I see a big difference between not enjoying an activity, and feeling pain during an activity.

Pain is to be avoided.
Pain is bad.

Pain is the body saying “something’s wrong here”.

Personally, I’ve never been interested in becoming an athletic person, and I totally missed out on the “herd instinct”. I have no desire to ever participate in a marathon of any sort, and
if an activity, exercise, or workout isn’t enjoyable to me, then I’m not doing it.

Although a body is meant to move, many types of activities…which are not at all painful… can provide benefit to it. I believe that the modern philosophy that everyone should exercise or work-out ... even if it hurts ... is as ridiculous as the video below.

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On Oct 26, 2012 wrote:
Hi Phyllis....truer words were never spoken. If it hurts STOP the activity. Personally my only exercise is walking, and stair climbs. I have heard that people do exercise heavily in spite of pain, and believe what they are doing is right. It may be for them; but they will pay the fiddler later on.

On Oct 26, 2012 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Hi John. I always love to see people agree with me. =D

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