“No pain no gain.”
“Suck it up.”
“Pain is weakness leaving the body.”
These clichés are why your back hurts and your knees are jacked up. Sure, you need to push yourself during strength training if you want to get stronger and you have to mentally overcome the discomfort signals from your body during a long run, but there’s a difference between your edge and your injury. If you don’t know where that line is, then you risk an injury that could cause chronic pain for the rest of your life.
A lot of training injuries come from improper alignment, working out without warming up or cooling down, tight muscles, and weak joints.
Guess what will help: yoga. I DARE YOU TO TRY IT, YOU COWARDS.
Here are 5 reasons why: