No Pain No Gain is Outdated

Dave Daglow

Dave Daglow

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It’s time to retire the dangerous and outdated saying, “No pain. No gain.” Recurring pain is the body’s way of saying, “STOP! Or I will stop you myself.”

Which muscles you are training could be the problem. The way you move could be the problem. I believe it will be one of those two. I call them the “M&M’s of pain”. Muscles or movements cause almost all injuries. If there are only two culprits to most joint and muscle pain, then that’s good!

When your body feels pain, it is saying, “DON’T MOVE this joint/area of your body! It’s being damaged!” Pain is the most honest and accurate teacher you’ve ever met. It never lies, and it will tell you things you may not want to hear. It’s time to listen. If you don’t, your body will naturally enter a very logical pain cycle that forces the body to go through a progression of changes that can lead to chronic pain, repeated injury, and impeded performance.

It also will keep you from using the muscles you want, which will keep you from looking the way you want, feeling the way you want, and moving the way you want. UNDERSTAND pain. It can help you do more, but society is so against it that we only strive to get rid of it. Ice, Advil, rest, slowing down are all about pain avoidance instead of learning to build muscles and movements that turn off the body’s need to signal pain.

Have you accepted that having pain is a part of being an athlete? Has your performance been hindered because of pain? Do you feel that you just have bad body parts? That is not the case, and we’re not just telling you — we can show you why. The DAG proprietary philosophy, techniques, and training will not only help you gain a better understanding of your body and why you have pain, but they will also give you the tools and training to get rid of pain permanently.  

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