What is Mind to Muscle Connection

Are you constantly working out and eating healthy but can’t seem to get the results you’re looking for? If you're sticking to a schedule and ensuring you’re nourishing your body with what it needs, you may not be using the power of mind to muscle connection!


What is mind to muscle connection? Think about it as a form of training for your brain. It’s not about how much you can lift but how you lift. It’s done by focusing on activating the muscle you want to grow. Here’s how you can apply it next time you’re at the gym or training from home.


  • Start out by picking up a lighter weight than you’d typically use. If you’re only using your bodyweight, you can still apply these next steps!

  • As you begin with the movement, focus on your form and think about the muscles you’re targeting.

  • If you don’t start to feel the tension on the muscle by simply focusing, use a spare hand to touch the muscle you’re targeting. This will send a signal to your brain that you’re looking to work that muscle.

  • You can also visualize that muscle in action to help maintain focus and feel the tension.


Top athletes consistently utilize their mind to muscle connection in order to further their progress and get past a plateau when training. You can also incorporate the use of lifting straps or wrist wraps to help maintain this connection without having to worry about losing your grip. So are you ready to see results? Give mind to muscle connection a shot and see what happens! #mindtomuscle






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