“Say 200 people lined up to press their thumb firmly into your bicep. After the 20th person you may feel a little sore, but your body isn’t sending signals that you should stop. Each time the next person presses their thumb into your muscle you might flex to resist the pressure. By the 50th person your muscle is communicating signs of pain and fatigue, but there are still people in line to press their thumb into your bicep.”

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