How to Use Mind Muscle Connection for Muscle Growth | 5 Tips for improving Mind Muscle Connection

– Mind Muscle Connection means intentionally focusing on squeezing & isolating or contracting & stretching a muscle that you are trying to target when doing weight training – While applying Mind Muscle Connection, you have to feel the contraction, stretch,…

How to Use Mind Muscle Connection for Muscle Growth | 5 Tips for improving Mind Muscle Connection

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Mind Muscle Connection means intentionally focusing on squeezing & isolating or contracting & stretching a muscle that you are trying to target when doing weight training
– While applying Mind Muscle Connection, you have to feel the contraction, stretch, blood flow & tension in the target all throughout the motion
– In Mind Muscle Connection, the movement is very controlled without jerks or rapid moves
– Mind Muscle Connection is not visible externally. For others you may just be lifting a light dumbbell

Two schools of thought:
– There are two types of focus areas that you need to understand if you do weight training:
– External Focus – Correct Form, Proper range of motion, space and equipment to workout
– Internal Focus – Mind muscle connection, just unilaterally focusing on the target muscle in isolation
– When you are lifting very heavy e.g. while doing squats, deadlifts, bench press, overhead shoulder press etc. – the focus is mainly on lifting the weight & completing the rep/set
– Focus is on applying strength while maintaining form and range of motion
– This is mostly in case of compound exercise involving multiple muscles, joints & ligaments
– So having MMC with one isolated muscle in this case is very difficult
– When you lift heavy, its difficult to establish MMC as focus is mainly on controlling the weight with all your strength
– At times, you use different parts of the body like lower back or knees to get support & stabilize the movement, so establishing MMC is impossible
– So its all about External Focus in this case

Ideal Recommendation:
– You should focus on External Focus for heavy compound exercises like squats, bench press, dead lifts, shoulder presses etc. when lifting heavy weight i.e. below 8 reps max range
– Use the mind muscle connection with isolation exercises where the goal is to target a specific muscle e.g. bicep curls, calf raises, cable chest flyes, pulley push down etc.
– MMC technique is also very helpful to activate muscles that you do not see in the mirror like back muscles, glutes, hams, calves etc.

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