The Mind Muscle Connection

The Mind Muscle Connection

Hi, I’m Ivana Chapman and today I’m going to talk to you about the mind muscle connection.

So this is a term that’s been around the body building community for quite a long time. It’s basically talking about how if you’re doing say a bicep curl, a concentration curl, you’re really focusing on that bicep muscle and trying to get it to work so the idea is that that’s going to get the bicep to work a little bit harder. There are some initial pilot studies where they’re showing if you’re doing say a back extension exercise and you do it just trying to lift the weight, then you’re going to get a lot more erector muscles of the back and you’re going to get a lot more hamstring involvement if you don’t focus on the glutes. If you actually focus on the glutes and do a back extension exercise, then you can get more glute activation, which for a lot of people when you’re training you want to try to get a bit more glute activation doing that particular exercise.

So focusing on the muscle can be beneficial and it’s a good habit to get into because you want to get to know your body and be able to isolate different body parts and start building the ones that you want. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed today’s tip.

If you’re looking for more great tips, check out my website IvanaChapman.com. I’ll see you next time.

By | 2018-05-01T22:03:42+00:00 December 29th, 2015|0 Comments

About the Author:

Ivana Chapman BSc BA CSCS is a Canadian fitness and nutrition coach, happy wife, and mom to an adorable 4-year-old boy. She is a writer, published fitness model, speaker, 3rd Dan black belt in Shotokan Karate, former World Cup Karate Champion, one-time marathoner, and CBBF National level Bikini competitor. She loves weight training and chocolate, not always in that order of preference.

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