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Old 03-26-09, 03:50 AM   #1
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Why is it the case? Does everybody else just block it out looking for the outcome? Seems too hard to ignore for me.
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I like the pain.

Reminds me that I've pushed myself.

My problem is I don't know when to stop when I get like that - I've crippled myself for days by doing too many calf raises (honestly could not straighten my legs for three days).
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Old 03-26-09, 10:33 AM   #3
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I push thru the pain. (not TOO much pain because that could cause injury)
I think about how it's the only way to achieve what I want and that this is the time to do it. I also think about my brother. He has a lot of will power and I know that if he were there beside me he'd be telling me "one more" or "you can do this". It actually helps me to accept the pain and push thru to another level.
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It's supposed to hurt! Strenuous exercise damages your muscles to trigger the body to rebuild them, and when they are rebuilt, they'll be better than they were before. The more you do it, the easier it gets and the more you like it.

It depends on the kind of pain of course, but the good pain - muscles sore from exertion, feeling like your lungs are about to burst etc - you can learn to push through it, and even like it after a while. I often repeat in my head when I'm doing something physically demanding and feeling exhausted: "never quit, never quit!"
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When you workout, lactic acid builds up in the muscles, and that's what causes the pain. Try listening to some workout music, or watch TV while you workout so your mind is somewhere else.
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Why is it the case? Does everybody else just block it out looking for the outcome? Seems too hard to ignore for me.
i don't believe it's supposed to hurt a lot. you may be doing it wrong, like improper form or something? what kind of exercise are u doing & what hurts?
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Why is it the case? Does everybody else just block it out looking for the outcome? Seems too hard to ignore for me.

In my case (my exercise typically consists of running, bike riding, or inline skating), it starts out painful, but after a week or so of daily workouts, it becomes habit, and it's no longer painful.
After two weeks or so of daily (it's important not to miss even a single day, or else it becomes difficult again) workouts, it becomes very relaxing and zen, so that it's no longer at all difficult or painful. Around this time, i start to feel anxious and/or depressed if I miss a workout. I become reliant on it, for the peace it gives me. I start to look forward to it.
After a hard workout, you get a rush. I don't know how else to explain it. it's like drugs, but cleaner. An intense feeling of clarity and well-being. The really intense part only lasts a few minutes after the workout, but there's a lingering, residual feeling of well-being and vitality that lasts basically the rest of the day.

I've spoken to others who experience this, so I know it's not just my personal weirdness.
When you work out hard and really get your heart rate elevated for an extended period of time- even 30 minutes- you get this rush afterward.
When I'm working out regularly, I feel better.
I've been through the cycle of starting up an exercise regime enough times now to know that's coming and anticipate it eagerly, and so the initial discomfort of starting an exercise regime doesn't bother me too much. I just work through it, knowing that within a week or two, I'll be loving the exercise and feeling better all around.
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Working out is only meant to make your muscles feel a gentle burning sensation which leads to fatigue. If you're feeling acute, sharp pain then you have a problem with your muscle/joint that needs addressing or your form is incorrect.
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