Saturday, April 14, 2007

Exercising in pain?

Most of us have experienced some sort of physical setback (i.e. acute/chronic injury). Below represents some GREAT insight from a strength & conditioning forum I visited recently:

"Simple advice. If it hurts don't do it. Does it hurt is a yes/no question. It can only be answered yes or no. No equivocating i.e "after i warm up" etc.

Discomfort should last two days and should be limited to the muscles not the joints or tendons. progression should be based on a full, pain-free ROM that produces muscle soreness w/o joint soreness.

Follow this advice and you'll get healthy."

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