Q: I couldn’t carry on slamming the battle ropes into the ground beyond a minute and complained of lactic acid build-up. My trainer told me I am just weak and should suck it up. Is he right?

A: Your trainer has the people skills of a licence department staffer at five minutes to three on a Friday afternoon. You might get it done, but you’ll go home vowing never to return. But then you do. ..

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