Poll: How much pain for #gains
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No pain NO GAIN pussy
23 64%
You have one body, take care of it bro
13 36%
Voters: 36.
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#1
Because idk using how much pain you're feeling to determine if an exercise is successful or not seems like a really poor judgement in the long term for your body

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#2
I think it's a more general metaphor for success being impossible to achieve without some form of personal sacrifice. You gotta work to achieve your goals man, that's why I'm such a loser.
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#3
You shouldn't feel pain when you are exercising, that would mean you are doing it wrong. No pain no gain refers to sacrafice. When I was lifting at my best, I was going to the gym 4x a week and putting aside my social life just so I could achieve a small goal.
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#7
Quote by RAB11
I think it's a more general metaphor for success being impossible to achieve without some form of personal sacrifice
which, like most general metaphors, has very little basis in reality outside of being a platitude.
#8
I think anyone who is serious about #gains deserves 200% of their upper tolerable limit of pain.
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#10
In terms of exercising, "pain" is not good, but there is a certain amount of discomfort that is normal and not harmful.


but yeah no pain no gain is more of a general phrase as others have said
#11
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In terms of exercising, "pain" is not good, but there is a certain amount of discomfort that is normal and not harmful.


but yeah no pain no gain is more of a general phrase as others have said

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#12
You should feel a little "burn" or stress when you work out, but if you overdo it, that's when you feel pain. Stop, if that happens.
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That's exactly what I've been trying to say.

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#13
No pain no gain indeed, you're not supposed to hurt yourself when working out, obviously, but you have to "suffer" through tough exercises and keep pushing yourself if you want to grow muscle, which can be tough, I think this is more for all the people who give up very easily while lifting, and quit as soon as it gets a bit hard.

It's supposed to be hard if you want to build mass or cut, you have to push yourself to get stronger. Almost the same thing with guitar.
#14
Quote by RAB11
I think it's a more general metaphor for success being impossible to achieve without some form of personal sacrifice. You gotta work to achieve your goals man, that's why I'm such a loser.




Being in pain isn't indicative of success, though.
#16
This is anal as a concept.
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#18
I thought this thread was going to be about anal sex
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#19
No. It's a great way to injure yourself, though. What IS true is 'if you're comfortable, you're not progressing.' Progress is uncomfortable. It should never be physically PAINFUL. Ever. As for your secondary question about how much pain is too much, if it's in your joints, ANY pain is too much and you should stop IMMEDIATELY. For muscles, discomfort is fine. Pain - sharp, throbbing, dull aching - is not. If you're sore the next day or the next few days, that's okay. If you're sore for a week, you overdid it. A lot. That whole 'work 'til you're dead' mentality is horrible, and if you train seriously, in any arena, you can't do that for long without a serious injury. As a general rule, diet is 1/3, hard work is 1/3, and recovery is a critical 1/3 of the total factor.

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#20
Quote by RAB11
I think it's a more general metaphor for success being impossible to achieve without some form of personal sacrifice. You gotta work to achieve your goals man, that's why I'm such a loser.


Surprised people take the saying literally tbh.

The idea of personal sacrifice doesn't even solely pertain to physical pain as well. It's about deciding whether you want to be comfortable and stagnant, or uncomfortable and exploring self betterment. Could be something as simple as giving up a day of burgers to lift weights.
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#21
eating more is not painful

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I think it's a more general metaphor for success being impossible to achieve without some form of personal sacrifice. You gotta work to achieve your goals man

yea
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#22
My rule of thumb is that I should start struggling to finish the exercise about 2/3 of the way through and feel like I'm ready to bail by the tail end of it.
#23
Not pain like severe joint pain or something, but pain like I'm dead tired, it's been a long day and I'd love to go home and take a nap but it's time to hit the gym anyway. Forgive me father for these gains I'm about to receive 💪👈
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#24
depends on the pain you're talking about

like you can progress pretty far in terms of learning music, becoming musician with a decent discography, quality music etc without ever facing too much "pain"
that's why musicians drink and take drugs... so they can work harder at what they do without feeling tired or in pain...

anything else in life you gotta "sweat" a little to get there...
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#25
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Not pain like severe joint pain or something, but pain like I'm dead tired, it's been a long day and I'd love to go home and take a nap but it's time to hit the gym anyway. Forgive me father for these gains I'm about to receive 💪👈

Did you see his new video? That guy is consistently so funny and after all of this time makes quality stuff doing exactly the same thing. It's incredible.
#27
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almost everything good in my life has been a result of dumb luck i dont know what pain is


same everything actually painful has not been worth the trouble really

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#28
I don't think anybody got better at anything by remaining in their comfort zone. Stepping out of it is painful, hence no pain, no gain
#29
If there was anything to be gained out of pain I'd be successful as shit in every possible way

So no its a fucking dumb saying
#32
It's a metaphor for any type of work and also generally refers to "good" pain/tiredness with regard to exercise.

However, I am used to working through "bad" pain (indicative of injury) in dance and I would consider "no pain no gain" to be applied quite literally in that context. If you can't work through pain in class what are you gonna do when you're performing?
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#33
Quote by chrismendiola at #33975552
My rule of thumb is that I should start struggling to finish the exercise about 2/3 of the way through and feel like I'm ready to bail by the tail end of it.

yea

some I do until failure if it's my last set, but I dunno how good that is
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she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
#34
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Did you see his new video? That guy is consistently so funny and after all of this time makes quality stuff doing exactly the same thing. It's incredible.

He's hilarious. He's also gonna be in the next Tyler Perry movie 🙌 🙌
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#37
It's all about balance. For example, when trying to evacuate a particularly troublesome stool, please don't strain TOO hard as you may invoke an aneurysm. Take care out there, people.
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#40
That falls under the category of Brolosophy.
Along with other classic gems such as No Fear and Yolo.
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