Important concept for beginners to keep in mind: Fat people find cardio and dieting very PAINFUL, weak individuals new to lifting, tend to find lifting weights more PAINFUL than those that are experienced. Sometimes, I have noticed in my practice, weak individuals (ectomorphs typically) find eating lots of meat to be PAINFUL gastrointestinally… Point of the article is that the human body will adjust. The magic of well designed diet and training, is that if the stimulus is correct, you can cause your body to adjust anyway that you want it to (within reason and genetic limitations).
Posted on December 12, 2012
by Brendan Evans
An important concept, to keep in mind, is that as experience increases, pain in the gym will decrease.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. -Lance Armstrong
Overweight people on treadmills look at me like Iâ??m insane. â??How can he do that?â?? they thinkâ?¦.
Little do they know I am getting a pleasant little exercise buzz from the endorphins, and actually getting a â??highâ?? or â??rushâ?? off my own adrenalin.
If consistency is on-point for long enough, things that seem impossibly painful at first, will gradually become habits, almost like brushing your teeth. Eventually, it gets to the point where the athlete is addicted to exercise, and doesnâ??t feel â??rightâ?? in the head, if they go 24 hours, without extreme physical exertion and the resulting â??exercise high.â??
I have deffinitely exeperienced this myself. My HIIT routine originally was unimaginably painful. Now, I enjoy it, and feel refreshed afterwards. Sometimes I lose fat â??by accidentâ?? even though I am already below 8%, because HIIT is just part of my daily routine, like showering.
Exercise is painful. Trainee uses avoidance and denial to avoid full exertion, and to skip workouts. (most â??clientsâ?? are here)
Exercise is not really painful, but the trainee is not addicted to it, it doesnâ??t yet feel â??goodâ??. (most people researching exercise on the internet are here. â??Gymratsâ??.)
Full addiction to endorphins. The ATHLETE (no longer a â??traineeâ?? or â??gymratâ??) feels generally crappy without a daily workout. 2 a days are more common in this phase than days off. (Most people WRITING about exercise on the internet, posting pictures, and trying to make money off their knowledge are here).
Originally posted by author Brendan Evans