I appreciate the value of building muscle, especially as we age, but I am afraid of lifting heavy weights. Do I simply need to toughen up or just forget about growing muscle?

We live in a world where binaries dominate our thinking. They’re often untrue at best and dangerous at worst. It’s not like one side is nirvana and the other a doomsday coalition of pain. Reality is somewhere in the middle. So no. In short, you don’t need to get over anything and, no, you don’t need to give up on your muscular dream...

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