“No Pain No Gain” is Not Advice You Should Be Following

FitnessFAQs Pushing through pain is not a badge of honor

We’ve all heard the adage “no pain no gain”, especially by overly keen trainers trying to push their clients beyond the point of exhaustion.

I get it, it’s necessary to blast through the confides of your comfort zone as you strive to become the biggest, fastest and/or strongest person in your gym, fitness class or social training group.

However, I would like to explain to you the importance of knowing how to differentiate between discomfort and pain.

The Story Behind Meeting Calisthenic Movement

For those of you who do not know I have been friends with Sven & Alex from Calisthenic Movement for several years now. They started YouTube in 2012 and myself in 2010.

To my delight, Sven sent me a message in December 2016 saying the two of them were planning to visit Australia in January 2017. I agreed to collaborate without hesitation.

We’re now nearly two months into 2017. It’s flown by fast, hey?

For some, this time has been a period to set lofty goals and expectations for the next 12 months. For others, a direction has already been set long ago, nullifying the significance of the first day of a new calendar year.

With that being said, I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss a timely topic, one which should receive the same amount of attention at any time of the year.



The chronic cardio bug can bite any of us.

You started out satisfying that innocent urge to become more active. Over time, it’s transformed into a ritual involving the same route (or treadmill), on the same days, at the same times.

Chronic cardio, or the act of doing too much endurance training over time, was brought up by Mark Sisson on the Joe Rogan Experience #752.

Become More Powerful Through Your Body Language

And watch your confidence skyrocket.
FitnessFAQs Good-Posture

If you, upon reading the title of this article and clicking, decided to re-adjust yourself from a hunched stupor, then you’re already aware that paying attention to your body language is something you know you should be doing, but often tend to forget about.

If you didn’t… well, this article will be an eye opener.

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