There’s some really stupid sayings that float around the gym, amongst them”No Pain No Gain”. What does this mean? That every time we train we should be in “pain” and what is pain anyway?
Mitchell Gibbs has spent many hours studying pain and deciphering what it means and as a Coach, he loves finding ways to help people train while managing or alleviating their pain.
He shared some great info at a recent talk, and if you missed it, here it is again! Watch, and you’ll understand:
- why pain is more of a well meaning mum who cares not annoyance that’s trying to bring you unstuck!! Often the pain you feel is your bodies warning sign. Proceed along in this way and something might happen (injury) or listen now! The warning signs are there so lets fix what’s wrong and then get past it
- when to ditch the weight or ditch the exercise. This can be a tough one for the long term gym goer, dropping weight doesn’t mean a drop in your strength. Most of the time it might enable you to adjust or fix your technique and then when this is done, you can push beyond pain free!!
- if its your feelings and fears getting in the way. Is this pain real, and that doesn’t mean its in your head, sometimes the association of previous injury or pain can during a certain movement can hold you back. There’s more of a perceived risk that what is actually present.
👇 Hit the link below to get the full story and make sure you hang in there till the end, some of the questions and examples from the crowd are well worth a listen!