The broscience logic of 'no pain no gain' is hard to argue with. Not because it stands up to even the very slightest of examination but because arguing AGAINST hard work just sets you up to get shouted down for being lazy.
Hardwork and work ethic is probably a good thing and definitely shouldn't be criticised however that mentality has some serious negative consequences. The most basic is that it will put a massive number of people off from ever even considering getting involved in any type of physical training. If you believe a goal will require serious discomfort and actual pain they why would you ever opt in? Then for people who do decide to get involved the belief that pain equals gain will lead them down a crappy crappy path to either a loss of motivation or injury.Read More