Dec 6, 2018
Recently Paul had a conversation with someone regarding strength training and the occasional strains and soreness that is common to the process. It the growth and development worth the risk of pain and injury?
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Either way, today we're going to talk about growth through pain. Recently, I was talking with someone with a young man about starting strength and about my strength training journey, and I mentioned that I had strained a muscle in my arm and I was currently in the process of rehabbing it and I've done that before I've strained muscles in my legs or in my back or what have you, and it takes time it's frustrating it takes time to fix it.
It takes time to come back from that injury, but it's not the end of the world and the old man I was talking to said well, if you're going to be hurting yourself, or if that training or exercise program requires you to hurt yourself. I don't know if that's something that I would be interested in and from a young person's perspective that might seem. Like a good idea or reasonably logical thing now as a person who's been on this decade for this decade on this Earth for five decades. Now I can tell you that I've been involved in a lot of programs where I was sore and strained and injured.
I guess we could say now, you know, not tremendously injured. But I played football when I was in high school for a little bit. I was in a big football player, but I did it and I engage in other types of physical activities. I engaged in martial arts types activities and obviously, you know, I was in the Marine Corps. I was in the Infantry and when you're in the Infantry specifically you get injured, people get injured in training all the time. They don't try and injure people. It's not the goal for people to be injured, but it's a hazardous duty and sometimes you get injured.
If you're going to grow your muscles. You have you actually when you if you know anything about human physiology when you're growing your muscles, you're growing your muscles because you're breaking them down. You're actually tearing down your muscles, from a truth, you know standpoint from a true standpoint. You're damaging your muscles when you overload them with the steel weights. But then your body responds by what, and sometimes you need to go through some pain in order to achieve some growth.
Now this could be applied to us from a well a personal or psychological standpoint. Doesn't necessarily have to be growing muscles or from a fiscal standpoint. Sometimes we need to experience pain in order to grow. That could be any aspect of your life. I don't know what's going on in your life, but understand this just because there's pain involved does not mean that the endeavor is not worthwhile, and it doesn't mean that the endeavor should be avoided sometimes pain is just pain and it's something you should deal with and you need to learn to deal with and get Beyond it and grow.
Not going to belabor the point but I wanted to touch on that. I thought was a good topic for Morning Mindset because we're all about being positive and productive here, aren't we? Yes, indeed we are. Alright, ladies and gentlemen. I am your host Paul Markel, and I will talk to you again real soon.
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