Pushing past the Pain

Intensity can be thought of as maximum physical effort to a skill. You must first understand and be able to execute proper techniques before you start concentrating on intensity. Focusing on technique prevents injury and disappointment. Once you develop technique and are no longer a beginner, then you could start increasing your effort. Hit training or High intensity training is going all out no less. We have to take each set to the absolute limit and correct bad habits such as resting to much between sets, socializing or simply just going through motions. Exercising to the point of failure is difficult. Your muscles are exhausted and are being filled with lactic acid which causes the burning sensation. Your mind would rather give up then push ahead and it is not easy to push through, but it is necessary for maximum growth. Your thoughts, ideas, and expectations dramatically affects the way you feel and behave. Your negative mindset about pain during a workout can lead to feelings of worry and increased pain and ultimately failure. On the other hand, a positive mindset can lead to relaxation, self-confidence and decreased pain. This is where you can use visualization. When you are in pain, try transforming it by saying, “This pain is nothing,” or “I have experienced worse pain.” Then just push past as if it didn’t hurt too bad. Another way to push past the pain, is to focus on your thoughts, going inside your head. For example, think of a song, say the ABC’s in your head, or think of your next meal, and so on. Any mental activity that distracts you from the pain will be effective. Once you get some of these techniques down, you can begin to lessen the pain of high-intensity workouts.

14,390 Bodyweight lunges / 15.5 hours

14,390 Bodyweight lunges / 15.5 hours

Chris Walker