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Too Much of a Good Thing

March 18, 2019

I don’t have a gym membership.

I work out in my basement.

I have what I call the “Muscle-Headed Mentality” when I go to a gym.

If you’re like me, you have a bit of this as well. It’s the thought that we should be able to do what everyone else is able to do at the gym.

If that guy can bench 315-pounds, then I should, too.

Look at how fast she is running. I should increase my speed, too.

That guy is squatting more than me, but he is smaller than me. I better step up and increase my squat weights.

I can’t even help it. I know that I have to be on guard against those thoughts, but I still succumb to them. And inevitably I pay the price. It takes me days to recover from over-doing the workout.

This is just one example of how a good thing, like increasing my exercise, might not be a good thing for me…yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week, I had two patients to whom I had to explain this. They were the most compliant and motivated patients. They did everything that was asked of them…and then some.

The first patient had a hip pain for nearly six months. It turns out that she had actually been trying to train through a torn hamstring. Once we determined what the real problem was (the torn hamstring), together we set up a good routine for her. She was determined to get better and was faithful with her exercises.

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