How Painful Should Your Workout Be? - Deepstash
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Why pleasure is useful

Why pleasure is useful

  • Incorporating pleasurable activities into your workout routine increases adherence to a regular workout schedule.
  • Makes excersize feel lesss like a chore.
  • Leads to better performance.
  • Enhances overall well-being.
  • Can decrease the risk of burnout and injury by making the workout less monotonous.


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Why pain is useful

Why pain is useful

  • Builds physical and mental toughness
  • Helps to reach new levels of fitness
  • Improves ability to handle stress
  • Indicates when you are working at the right intensity level
  • Helps to achieve progress and reach fitness goals.

The key is to push yourself but also listen to your body and avoid injury.


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Finding a middle way

Finding a middle way

It's important finding a middle way between pleasure and pain when it comes to exercise. Also, it's important to:

  • Push yourself to work hard during your workout but also to listen to your body and avoid injury.
  • Find an exercise routine that is challenging but also enjoyable.
  • Incorporating recovery time and stretching for preventing injury and improving performance.

Balance is key, and it's important to find a workout routine that is sustainable and can be followed consistently over the long-term


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Every strenuous exercise involves some mixture of suffering and pleasure. The key to sticking with it is getting the balance right.

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