The common saying “no pain no gain” is a huge misconception among many people in the sports world. If you are in pain, you are not gaining anything except more pain. Pain is our bodies way of telling us something is not right. Therefore, if there is pain you need to stop and try something else.
Something beyond our control is gender. Females have a larger Q-angle than males. Some injuries such as the ACL tear have been shown to be more prominent in females because of the larger Q-angle.