I see you over there... You're eating all the right muscle-building foods, taking your supplements, following a training program and moving through each workout with perfect form. You're on your way to building muscle. But you're also overlooking one small step that can improve your training and your results.
It’s time to put your mind where your muscle is. You must establish that mind-muscle connection.
The mind-muscle connection is when you channel your thoughts and energy into the muscle you're working. It's harder than it sounds, especially when you start to lift heavier weight. It can be a struggle to focus while you're trying to push out each rep with everything you’ve got.
There’s one very simple way to form a mind-muscle connection: Concentrate on the muscle you're working as you move through your reps. Your mind will send signals to your target muscle and as a result, the muscle will fire up. You'll squeeze and flex where necessary and ultimately, you'll step up your lifting potential and results.
Remember these three principles of mind muscle-connection next time you're in the gym:
I challenge you next time you are in the gym to make a conscious effort to establish that mind-muscle connection. You'll thank me later when you notice better results.
Team Cellucor Athlete Craig is as hardcore as you can get in the fitness industry. He is a fierce competitor who has transformed his physique multiple times throughout his career. Both new and experienced fitness audiences can benefit from Craig’s wealth of knowledge in all areas and styles of training. As both an entrepreneur and family man, Craig so knows a thing or two about the importance of maximizing his time both in and out of the gym. Follow his journey on Instagram ( @craigcapurso).
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