FOCUSED TRAINING AND PAIN
There are three different type of pain when it comes to training. You have GOOD PAIN, BAD PAIN AND IN-BETWEEN.
You are reading this thinking, “WHAT?!?” Just stick with me! I know we are in a culture of a lot of flip flopping when it comes to knowledge. We hear, “No Pain No Gain” then we hear, you should not have pain, then we hear you should do High Intensity Training till your lungs explode.
AHHHH! When we are training for our goal, whether it is to loose weight, PR, or win a race, etc. You have to stress your bodies different energy systems through focused training and allow it to recover in order to make the gains that you are looking for as part of your goal.
NOW! With focused training comes focused pain?You have GOOD PAIN, BAD PAIN AND IN-BETWEEN PAIN. You might be confused but hear me out.
GOOD PAIN – This is the exhausting pain you feel from the long endurance ride or run where you just pushed your body to a level that it is familiar with but not happy about. Think of the feeling when you go out for that long training session or low weight resistance training.
BAD PAIN – This is the pain you never want to feel. This is that popping in the knee, a strained muscle, IT band slipping, foot pain, shoulder freezing, calf feels like lighning bolts are hitting it. This is the pain that ends up in a trip to the ART therapist for some soft tissue therapy!
IN-BETWEEN PAIN – This is the good stuff! This is the pain where you are teetering between BAD PAIN AND GOOD PAIN. This is the threshold workouts that are slightly above and below threshold. This is the workouts where you have nothing left to give!