Guest Post : Dynami-Strength
The fitness industry motto of “No Pain No Gain” is a training lie.
It should go without saying that in the presence of pain it is advisable to consult with a medical practitioner.
Moving into pain changes everything. It shuts down the nervous system, results in compensations and poor movement patterning and may cause or exacerbate an injury.
Pain also means real hurt, do not confuse pain with the effort required to complete a task or the feeling of being uncomfortable due to the challenge you are trying to overcome.
But do not try and train through pain – it does not make you a champion.
Focus on doing what you can - move where you can, but within your limitations, never into pain. Focus on becoming a little bit better than you were before.
More is not better it is just more.
Disclaimer: Please recognise that it is your responsibility to work directly with your health care provider before, during, and after seeking fitness and/or nutrition consultation. Any information provided is not to be followed without prior approval of your doctor. If you choose to use this information without such approval, you agree to accept full responsibility for your decision.
Colin Dent is a Exercise Specialist, Personal Fitness Trainer and Sports Conditioning Coach . He is also an OriginalStrength Pro Level 2 Coach and a Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified (HKC) Instructor. He provides online fully personalised strength & movement programmes.