“No pain, no gain”
This is a phrase we have all heard spoken in gyms or on the field especially during particularly difficult workouts. I’m sure you have uttered the phrase a time to two when you felt like giving up on a task that was physically challenging for self-motivation. Cleverly thought up by Jane Fonda in the 1980’s, she used this concept to keep her clientele motivated. Jane was a pioneer in the workout world selling 17 million copies of her aerobic exercise videos, motivating people to get in shape. Her lifetime of physical fitness has paid off. Now in her 70’s, she still has a great physique and carries herself well.
The “no pain, no gain” mentality is still common in the modern day workout world. But, what does this concept really mean? The reality is that there is very big difference between acceptable discomfort during a workout and pain. The question is do we know the difference?