How Do I Know When To Stop 'Pushing Through The Pain' During My Workout?

Huffington Post—May 18, 2015

Huffington Post's Alena Hall answers the questions, "How do I know when to stop 'pushing through the pain' during my workout?"

Hall spoke with Jordan Metzl, MD, a sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery to gain a better understanding of exercise pain. 

"My general take is that if it doesn't hurt a little bit, you're not getting [more fit]," Metzl told The Huffington Post. "Pain and feeling uncomfortable is definitely a part of the exercise prescription for anybody who wants to help take their fitness to the next level, so that's important to think about. On the other hand, there is such a thing as unhealthy pain and being in an uncomfortable place."

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