Everyone’s heard the expression “no pain, no gain” thrown around somewhere and sometime in their life. Maybe you complained about some pain after deadlifting, and your trainer replied with the saying. Maybe your knee was bugging you during a basketball match, and your teammates or coach threw the phrase your way.
In all honesty, the quote isn’t meritless; in fact, it captures a scientific law: Wolff’s Law. Simply put, the law states that healthy bones adapt to the forces and loads placed on them. Bearing load is uncomfortable, but it’s necessary to get stronger. Still, Wolff’s law shouldn’t be seen as a categorical affirmation of the titular expression. Here’s a better way of understanding it. [Read more…] about ‘No Pain, No Gain’: Wise or Broscience?