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THE PAIN BARRIER

Words DR JULIE JOHNSTON, PHD

Heart hammering, lungs burning, arms and legs like lead, blinded by the sweat dripping into your eyes. This is a situation every rower will commonly find themselves in whilst training. However, none of this is as limiting as the thoughts running through your head. Whether on the ergo or out on the open water, we push ourselves to our limits; striving to get stronger, faster and more powerful. However, our minds are the drivers of our finely tuned engines and we must work to control our thoughts, block out the pain and convince ourselves that the hurt we are feeling is good, healthy and helpful. So, how do we do this?

Embrace the pain

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About Row360

Welcome to Row360, the world’s only global, independent rowing magazine. Row360 brings you features from around the world, profiling the best athletes, coaches, and others from the whole rowing community – Olympic, Paralympic, college, club, ocean, and more. Highlights this month: - The World's Fastest Woman: New Zealand's Emma Twigg profiled - From Bled to Aiguebelette: The World Cup Reviews - Danish Determination: Henrik Stephansen’s remarkable recovery - Husky Power: Michael Callahan and the University of Washington

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