Does pain seem integral?
Am I the only one that believes that it has to hurt to show improvement.
I always felt if it didn’t hurt, that I wasn’t trying hard enough. It has never been a very healthy view, but it started in high school, when I started doing martial arts. Within a week I was doing the splits, even though it hurt like hell to stretch myself out. I used 30lb dumbbells tied to my feet to help me stretch out, for an hour at a time.
Since then, whenever I have a physical goal, I often take things beyond what I should to attain my goals.
This habit has afforded me a good threshold for punishment.
I pretty much started with hanging, and I am doing 10lbs almost BTC, working myself into it, since it hurts like hell on the skin.
The problem is that I just can’t believe it’s doing anything, unless it hurts.
Does anyone else have problems with this weird masochism.