8/14/2008 12:26am, #11
Or you can just be like me and play soccer for 28 years. I check kicks without pads all the time and don't even flinch.
I can't really explain the how/why it works a certain way. I was really fascinated to hear that once a nerve has been triggered to identify pain, it needs an addition and stronger pain for the body to recognize a difference. It never occurred to me for some reason.