Mind Muscle Connection
We’ve all seen that person at the gym, throwing weights around in the vague direction they’re supposed to go in the hope that the muscle they think they’re working is actually engaging!
BUT, have you ever truly used the mind muscle connection method to maximise each and every rep?
Mind muscle connection is often over complicated, in essence it’s our ability to mentally focus on and fully engage with the muscle we’re working and the best way to truly maximise its benefits is to drop your weight down, waaaaay down and focus fully on both the eccentric and concentric phase of the lift you’re completing and connect your mind with the muscle you’re working to truly feel if you’re engaging the muscle throughout the lift.
Take a bicep curl for example. We all know what they look like and we all assume we’re doing them correctly but if you drop your weight and complete a curl slowly you’ll be amazed just how much of each rep you may actually be wasting by not actually engaging the bicep but instead incorporating momentum or allowing your forearm to take over the majority of the movement just through not concentrating on the muscle you want to work.
For example, if you twist your pinky finger inward at the top of the curl you’ll feel and physically see your bicep contracting, get this movement and process nailed at a lower weight and just watch how much more effective your lifts are when you bring the weight back up!
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