Every morning, I wake up because of the pain. Every workout decision is made based on what is hurting or not hurting (as much). I have to use certain massage techniques which are very painful in order to help manage the pain and to help me move better. I have to do extensive warm ups in order to optimize my range of motion for strength training…every workout.
I think I’m getting old.
I don’t tell you all this so that you feel sorry for me. If you were standing in front of me, and expressed your concern, you’d see me shrug, grab the weight, and do the lift. I have been dealing with pain on one level or another ever since a sports injury when I was a young teen. And then there were the multiple knee surgeries. And shoulder injuries. And tendinitis from a job…it just goes on and…
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