2011/10/11

Daily tip #37| Pain equals gain?

 Everyone has heard the phrase 'no pain no gain', and it does apply to a lot of people, and yes, I said 'a lot' that means not to everyone, let me clear things up a bit..


  The kind of pain you could get:

Joint pain - this is always bad, pain is your bodies way of saying something's up and you should not ignore joint pain, if you continue to push through it you can seriously injure yourself - forget bodybuilding. If you feel joint pain try to recall what might have caused it and stop it immideatly. Try a different angle, change the grip position, and try doing less, more reps with light weight instead of few reps with heavy weight.


   Bad kind of pain - sharp, sudden and 'knife stab' kind of pain is really bad, it usually is a sign that you have seriously injured yourself. Tears and seperations cause this kind of pain - get someone to run and fetch a bag of ice for you and visit a doctor.


   Good pain - pain that starts as a slow light burn at the end of your workout, slowly building up with every last step/rep until it gets really intense. Why? This is lactic acid building up in your muscles. Why is this pain good? The buildup of lactic acid is a great indicator that you are pushing yourself hard enough to develop muscle.

  If you work out intensively enough, you will get micro tears in your muscles which your body then has to repair.

If you've had a good workout and feel no pain - don't fret, some people don't feel sore at all!


Do not forget to drink a lot of water, not underestimate sleeping properly, stop making common mistakes to become happier! 

25 comments:

Post-it poster said...

The only time I tried to go to the gym, I only lasted 3 days. Lol.

Natural One said...

Pain is weakness leaving the body

JoshuaTangent said...
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Pat Hatt said...

Yeah I heard this a while back and it is true, really works. Too much pain is just people overdoing it and then they quit.

Rawr said...

great post, I injured my back on fitness because I ignored the pain, true story

Hasidic Plumber said...

I can vouch for Postit poster words. He is a lazy ass.

Crisalys said...

Great tip. I've heard a lot of people talk about this. Thanks!

Max Power said...

remember when I told you about the pain I was having earlier? It turns out it was tendinits and has gone away. I am jogging everyday now.

Technosauce said...

Glad I never pushed myself to the 'knife like' pain.

Lot's Wife said...

When I hear "lactic acid," I think of the over-energetic announcer on Ninja Warrior. He had a thing for lactic acid.

kaykuala said...

Anything to do with good intentions relating to health is good. A little pain is to be tolerated. Thanks for you daily tips.

Hank

D4 said...

I actually knew this. It is handy to know.

R.gers said...

I guess I've been suffering "joint" pains. Gotta watch out for meself.

My 2 Pesos said...

I never gain, but have a lot of pain. :/

Major.Mack said...

a little pain is good for the soul

i_love_weed said...

if you aint hurtin the next day your doing it wrong... you should be able to "feel" the muscles developing after you work out

Gizmo said...

Nice explanation..I've seen many people wearing that sign on shirt while exercising :P

Tony Storm said...

i have this "good pain" regularly, but i dont find it any good haha

aLH3x said...

nice explaination and cool post!

Film Geek Bastard said...

Thanks for the info!

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

This is really good advice, so glad to hear it! I need all the advice I can get as I am new to the world of fitness! :)

Pieter said...

Short term pain may get you long term gain! :D

Lord Phrozen said...

I just wish that the ratio for pain:gain is 1:1.

MadnessCore said...

hmm nice info, thanks!

Interwebs Fails said...

I have pain, but can't gain. D:

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