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SOSSA ROJAS, Alexis. Working Out until it Hurts: Cultural Meanings Associated with Pain and Fatigue at the Gym. Desacatos [online]. 2015, n.48, pp.140-155. ISSN 2448-5144.

This article discusses which values and meanings are generated by gym goers related to working out constantly. Based on a portion of my master's thesis, I present the results of an ethnographic work about how they understand and value effects such as pain, sweating, and tiredness, caused by work out. I will also explain how some of the features of the gym culture involve notions of prestige, knowledge, and identity, thereby achieving an incarnate morality

Palabras llave : workout; body; pain; gym; fatigue.

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