Cancer Truth Note: #83
Everyone experiences pain differently.
We have all been asked the question, “what is your pain on a scale of 1 to 10, where one is super happy no pain and ten is a crying worst pain possible emoji. The reality is no one is zapping you with electrodes saying this is what 1 feels like, this is what 2 feels like. We all have our own version and some of us have higher pain tolerances than others. That is part of being a human.
Pain is a signal from the brain to stop unless it is not. Again, never, never, never do I want someone in the studio in a place of pain. There are times when stretching and strengthening muscles can cause pain of the working variety. We all likely have that trip to the gym where you worked out and the next day your legs hurt so bad it was hard to get in and out of a chair for a next week. You may have overdone it, but that isn’t necessarily bad pain.
The art of knowing where the edge is and working around that edge is something a skilled trainer can help you with. It is not necessarily about no pain no gain. This is not the pain that I mean. I am talking about working to the edge of ability to push that edge further and further out as we get you back to the activities you are wanting to do successfully.
Do you have a pain story? How did you overcome it? Or do you still need help?
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