Pain threshold: Where’s yours?
Is it too low?
Once the pain starts, do you crumble? Maybe slow down, start to feel sorry for yourself. “This hurts. It’s soooo hard.”
Is it too high?
When the pain starts, do you kind of dig it? Like, “Yeah, this is what I came here for?” Do you start to look forward to pain, like a high? And you find yourself lingering there, past the point of any good and well into doing real damage, because the hurt feels so damn good. You don’t want to leave it.
If you’re in either of those categories, get the hell out of them.
Really, they’re not healthy.
Pain is just pain: an unpleasant but necessary part of life.
You go into it and you come back out of it. Learn to accept the pain condition but don’t avoid it and don’t linger in it.
So many problems in our lives are caused by avoidance of pain or by staying too long in pain.
Find your pain threshold and learn to deal with it, to perform while you’re standing on that threshold – in fitness and in life. Then come back out of it.
You’re going to be healthier and achieve more than you ever thought possible.