You know, sleepwalk through a workout just for the sake of getting it done, absentmindedly pumping out your reps while thinking about what’s for dinner, the latest celebrity scandal or the unalterable futility of existence?
Are you you looking to build muscle, shed fat, and prep your body for the beach, without people knowing about it, totally undercover, without using weights or going to the gym?
The physical part of working out is elemental: You become bigger, stronger and slimmer by putting your body through its paces with resistance based exercises and aerobics, trying to do these more times than your body can easily handle.
And you support that effort with wise food choices.
But the success of your fitness program doesn’t start with your nutrition or your muscles; it starts with your head.
Pushing your body past the point you were able to last week requires both concentration and conviction – in other words, mental skills.
And the sooner you start working on them, the better those skills – and your body – will become.
“Preparing for the intensity of a workout is critical, because it allows you to create more muscle tension, which in turn leads to more growth during your rest period.” – Blair Whitemarsh Ph.D – The Author of ‘Mind and Muscle’.
And it doesn’t stop there. You have to establish a personal and intimate relationship between your mind and your muscles.
This mind – muscle relationship has to to fill every inch and second of your workout, and continue on through your resting periods, and beyond.
Going in with an empty mind and just exercising is easy. But if you don’t have a strong mind-muscle link, you’re just wasting your time.