who can do more reps, lift heavier weights, or are more flexible. They can
be a source of inspiration or envy. The first is good to some extent as
it can get us to work harder and raise the level of our effort. However
jealousy will eventually be detrimental. It may cause us to attempt
exercises we cannot do and lead to injuries and loss of self esteem.
encountered some men in their thirty’s who have hurt their shoulder
joints in trying to better some Bench-press. Ligaments have been damaged
n backaches precipitated by doing unnecessarily strenuous Squats or
Some of these have meant surgery, a long post-op rehabilitation program and loss of self pride, thinning of the wallet.
Bottom line: never compare yourself with others. Each of us has
unique capabilities and limits. Know your own and challenge yourself
within those. Jealousy is certainly not among the helpful emotions when exercising for fitness.
suggestions are general in nature. Readers are advised to exercise
caution before implementing them and seek expert advise about what is
suitable for their specific needs.
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