:: PAIN ::
Mark my OCS buddy told me once
that during his pro term
his course commander made the cadets run three rounds the loop in Stagmont
""Pain is only a sensation," that what he taught us," Mark said.
My tendency to agree with this most
is during my gym sessions.
When beads of sweat start to form on my forehead,
and when pain result from lifting that extra pound
to the point of failure
when the muscles can take no more
they scream out in agony; in unison
with the menga mixes.
Today's high was derived from:
120-pound lateral pulldowns (latic acid mix)
Endorphins are opium-like substances that not only eases pain
(which is why bodybuilders can continue to push through pain barriers),
but also produces a sense of comfort, well being and what is often described as euphoria.
Exercise also encourages the nerve cells in the brain to secrete other important neurotransmitters
(serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine)
which are known to have positive effects