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Old 08-13-14, 12:47 PM
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Exercise can help increase a person's tolerance to pain

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No surprise there. I've actually been told by some docs that I have a high pain threshold. I'm not sure that's a good thing or not, but ...
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So that's why my knees feel better after legs day than before...and maybe why my knees don't particularly bother me much while riding?
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But I still whine a little.
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But I still whine a little.

A little whine a day is good for you.
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This is no surprise to many of us, but John Q. Public hasn't gotten the memo. As a result, pain pill addiction is rampant.
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All I know is that the right amount helps with pain. How it does it? IDK.

I saw a book titled something like the Dose Makes the Poison yrs ago. Didn't read it but the thesis seemed to be that anything in the right dose was good for you. And anything in the wrong dose was toxic. I think that might apply to exercise as well.
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Despite what I look like, I'm a runner. A few years ago while training for a half-marathon I told my wife that run training is really just getting more and more used to pain.
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Hit the pavement, get a Road rash, and it, exercise pain tolerance, becomes a useful side effect ..

does make you appreciate the TdF racers that wear bandages for 2 weeks after going down in week 1.
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In other news, I can personally attest to the fact that exercise (particularly when on the bike) also increases one's tolerance for bullsh*t.
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Pain IS gain for the biking masochist.
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Don't know about that pain/exercise theory. All I know is that after 80 miles in the saddle, my butt hurts.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
But I still whine a little.
Red whine is better than white whine.
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Cycling helps keep me off the trippy pain meds.
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Originally Posted by linnefaulk
Red whine is better than white whine.
Whining, at times is quite colorful.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
Whining, at times is quite colorful.
I have read that swearing at times of heavy pain can help lessen it. I think it help when I kept yelling F***, it hurts! when I broke my ankle years ago.
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