cycling threshold

According to a recent study in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, people who receive positive information right before exercise tend to have a higher pain threshold compared to those getting negative info.

Your mind-body connection is strong, and if you expect the pain level to be higher—and that you’ll suffer more as a result—simply believing that can go a long way toward causing it to be true.

This concept applies to every form of exercise: your strength training sessions, trainer sessions, and climbs.

Source: Pain Threshold During Exercise – BiCycling