No Pain, No Gain?

The fight world is full of tough guys.

Even just to spar requires a level of toughness that most people don’t have.

But the “no pain, no gain” mentality that’s promoted can often mess you up.

So we talk about this concept in today’s video, as well as my current wrist injury and compensatory movement patterns:

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James M Vairo
James M Vairo

You hit the nail on the the head for me with this video! I’ve suffered for years with arthritic wrists which limit wrist movement for me just as you are experiencing now. I too have to use different movement patterns that allow me not only function but to also maintain good form. As always, many thanks! Jim Vairo.

Shane
Shane

Thanks Eric, I always need a reminder.

Cathy
Cathy

Great stuff Eric! I’ve tried too many times to train through the pain (due to injury) and have ended up damaging another part of my body as a result. Now I know better! Thanks for the info.

AMorris
AMorris

Excellent vid @Eric, I have a different injury in both wrists but the ROM is the same. I use dumbells but have to angle them 45 deg and elbows go out to the sides somewhat. Surgery is the only fix and am not willing to go there.

colin tame
colin tame

Eric can you get a Australian accent Please? your articles presented are A1.

Ben
Ben

Eric,
Wish you would’ve said something more definitive to the effect of pain is your body saying stop what you are doing and work on rest/recover.

The no pain no gain brings me back to the 70’s when this was the training montra and mind set.
This saying should be kept in the history books and we should take use the advantage of more modern train methods.

I find I get better results when I leave my ego out side of my gym and studio where I train and pay attention to what my body is saying and work on my technique and form.

Robin
Robin

I suffered a similar injury a year of so ago. I was thrown over the handlebars of my bike, landing on hands and knees on a sidewalk. I had pain with wrist extension like you describe. Not being sure what to do, I consciously avoided movements that hurt, using the other hand if necessary. After several weeks the pain went away, and the wrist is now fine, with no lingering effects. Thank you for the validation that I did the right thing. It worked for me.

Anthony Hershberger
Anthony Hershberger

Thanks Coach E; good info; I needed to hear that good teaching sir; you’re a huge blessing…

Steven
Steven

Eric. Could you do push-ups with you hands on dumbells hence keeping your wrists straight or is that still painful?