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  • Writer's pictureDarryl Buckle

Pain: The Secret Sauce

There was a great quote in my inbox this morning from the Terminator.

“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Terminator loves pain.  Or perhaps to be more specific: the terminator loves “that area of pain” that is absolutely required for real gains to be made.  The pains that gives you #gains.

The pains that remind you that you’re still alive. The pains that stretch you beyond what you thought was possible.  The pains that produces perseverance; that kind of perseverance that produces character; the kind of character that makes hope possible even after it’s hit the fan.

Arnold loves that kind of pain, do you?

Are you the guy who spends his life avoiding that, or any area of pain or are you the guy(or gal) who just. keeps. going. cause they know that it’s the pain that causes the growth?


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