How to tap into Mind-to-muscle connection and how you’re missing out if you don’t.
For some people, getting more focused is hard.
How to tap into mind-to-muscle connection can be easier for some,
But more difficult for others.
But there are a few things you can do to help you get better at this
1 – zone in and focus on the muscle working
If you are doing a leg press, then focus on the muscle in your legs.
If you’re doing a bicep curl, then focus and think of just your biceps moving.
People overlook the focus they should give the muscle they are working,
And just lift for the sake of lifting.
2 – utilize the different areas to press from when lifting
What I mean by this is,
If you are doing a squat or leg press or lunging,
Press more from the ball of your foot and heel.
This helps to stimulate your legs more,
And gets you to understand the connection to your legs more.
If you are doing a pushup,
Imagine your trying to break through the floors,
And press from the fingertips and the palm of the hands.
This helps to stimulate your chest more.
If you are doing a lateral raise for shoulders,
Think about moving up, out, and away.
This helps to just use the shoulders and get the extension you need when doing a lateral raise.
It also helps you to try and not use your traps as much.
And there are more techniques like this as well, many for different exercises and body parts.
It just comes to experience and how you focus and think when performing an exercise.
3 – control your tempo
I have said these many times before.
Control the speed.
When you control the speed,
You control the movement more
When the movement is controlled more,
The muscle is forced to work more,
And when the muscle is forced to work more,
Then more intensity is going to occur which is what we want.
So, slowing down the movement to a basic tempo of 2-2 goes a long way.
And there are many other methods you can do to keep it challenging.
But controlling the tempo is necessary.
4 – practice static holds
Practicing static holds for any exercise will help you better understand,
The feeling of getting a better mind-to-muscle connection.
Because when you hold a movement in place you start to build up intensity in the muscle,
And when you finally move from that position, for however long you hold it for,
There is nothing you can do but force yourself to use your lactic fille muscle to complete the exercise.
And when you do this when there is intensity already within the muscle you get a better feeling,
Of how to control it during a normal rep.
So next time you’re going to complete an exercise, try to add these in.
There are simple rules you can follow which will help to tap into mind-to-muscle-connection.
It will only help you understand your body better,
And allow for a better workout.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor a nutritionist. This is all from the experience I have gained through myself and through schooling I have taken from a health and fitness course. Through my videos, I share my personal and educational experience that I have acquired over the past years of training individuals through fitness and nutrition.
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