Published in


The Biggest Myths About Exercise

A physical therapist addresses misconceptions around intensity, soreness, and pain

Photo: adamkaz/Getty Images

“No pain, no gain” might be the worst phrase ever uttered in the gym. Asking the question, “Is it soreness or pain?” is a close second. At the end of the day, both pain and soreness are unpleasant. Attempting to delineate between the two is meaningless for most of us. For…




Your life, sourced by science. A publication from Medium about health and wellness.

Recommended from Medium

I Have No Regrets Running A Marathon on Almost No Training

I Ran 10k a Day For 36 Days. Here’s What I Learned

Running Is Good For Your Knees

Running Gave Me Community And Family

A Science-Based Guide to Recovery for Gaining Muscle Mass

Want to Keep Functioning as You Age? Don’t Ignore the Hip Flexors

A woman doing leg exercises.

Scope of Practice for the Fitness Professional: Goal Setting

A Guide to Minimum-Effective-Dose Fat Loss

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Zachary Walston

Zachary Walston

A physical therapist tackling health misinformation | Elemental, Better Humans, Start It Up| https://www.zacharywalston.com/subscribe | Clinical Gap Podcast

More from Medium

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Foundational Correction

A Few Words to Look for When Searching for a New Healthcare Provider

If Life Gives You Lemons, Take Them!

How to Create a Sugar-Free Easter Basket