Hopefully you don't ever experience the type of pain the poor old comrades experienced in the Gulag prison camps.
While that type of pain is extreme, pain can also be useful... if you know how to listen to it.
Here's the thing, there are varying degree of pain.
Pain levels may go from you barely noticing, right up to a major injury requiring surgery.
A major muscle strain that causes you to miss weeks of training and competition, often starts out as a minor thing that grows and grows over time, eventually putting you out of action.
When I was younger, I missed out on a lot of signals that ultimately turned into major injuries.
When I was fourteen or fifteen, I remember several friends asking me on different occasions why I was limping, I didn’t even know I was.
Within a year or so of that I had considerable back pain. You must ask, did that back pain come on in one sudden hit, or is it a result of what went on for a number of years before it raised its ugly head.
Same things goes for muscles strains.
Over 20 years ago, I learnt a great saying from Ian King the legendary physical preparation coach. He used to say "little leopards turn into big leopards and big leopards kill".
By this I believe he meant take note early of those little niggles and little pains.
To find out what I do to look out for and get on top of the little aches and pains early best you get on over to http://www.nomusclestrains.com/muscle-strains
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