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Pain Is the Best Teacher

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training, 12/07/18, 12:00PM CST

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Hockey athletes aren’t training on hockey specific programs and are completely under respecting the amount of science that goes into REAL program design.

Think about some of your most memorable lessons in life right now. Whether in the gym, on the ice, as a child, or in a relationship – anything at all. What did you learn? More importantly, how were you forced to learn it? I can tell you how . . .

Pain.

Pain is the best teacher you will ever have.

It’s something I both wish for you and not wish for you at all. It can be valuable because you learn a new lesson so deeply, but it can be damaging if you reject the lesson that’s being thrown right in your face that will protect you from future harm if you just accept and listen to it now.