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Myth: "no pain, no gain”

Myth: "no pain, no gain”

The myth that if your muscles aren't experiencing pain, then you must not be working hard enough, is not true.

Truth: Exercising through the pain, once it is felt, can be thought as showing toughness and durability, when pain is actually the brain's way of telling your body to halt its activity and become aware of correcting the pain - not to keep going!

The body doesn't need to feel as if you destroyed it after a workout. Especially younger student-athletes when they first start to play sports and start lifting weights in the gym.

Young student-athletes need to be taught about their pain, and not to ignore it.

Pain isn't the only way to measure the success of a workout. Pain is the body warning the brain that something might be going wrong.

Instead of going all out all the time, focus on developing strength, learning about pacing and what sustainable means, actually learning what pushing hard means. And most importantly how to recover from these hard efforts.

If your body can not recover from these, you will burn out.

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