Mind over Muscle


Get in the Zone to Get Huge

Unleash the power of mind control to take your training intensity through the roof. Learn the precise steps that you need to take before and during the workout to boost your mind muscle connection and elevate your results to the next level.

Ever noticed those guys who never seem to make any progress in the gym? They’re eternally stuck in a rut – same weight, same amount of body fat and same muscle size. What are these guys missing? They always show up and go through their routine, so it’s not consistency. Ironic as it is, the key to success with building your body is all about what’s happening with your mind!

The only way to get huge, strong and lean is to go to war with the weights. That requires that you learn to get in the zone and bring laser like focus to every training session.

Prior to the Workout

What you do in the sixty minutes before you step into the gym will set you up for training success or failure. One habit that you need to develop is that of mental rehearsing or visualization. This involves running a movie camera through your brain of the upcoming workout. Make it as real as possible. Watch yourself as you grasp hold of the dumbbells and effortlessly power through your reps. See yourself achieving your weight and rep goals easily, with power to spare.

When you step into the gym, take a good look around. Notice anything that’s new, who’s there and what’s going on. Process all of this now so that, when it comes time to get serious, you won’t be distracted by it.

During the Workout

Successful bodybuilders know how to get in the zone. When they walk into the gym they are able to focus on their purpose for being there. It’s not to socialize, or check out the hotties. Your purpose for being in the gym is to pulverize the body parts that you will be training – and then get out.

You need to focus directly on the working muscle group. If you’re training your chest, put your mind into your pecs. Feel them working. Don’t think about anything else – This is called the ‘MIND MUSCLE’ connection.

Don’t let your mind get distracted and sabotage you by saying – you can’t do this. Take a leaf out of 8 time Mr Olympia, Ronnie Coleman’s book. When his mind would tell him that there was no way he could possibly lift the weight in front of him, he would override it with his mantra, “Light weight, ain’t nothin’ but a peanut.”

Mind Games

The mind has the ability to propel your body to do things that you may think you simply can’t do, provided that it has the right motivation. By manipulating your reality while training you will be able to create that motivation.

A great example of doing just that is Tom Platz. Platz is a bodybuilding hall of famer who is remembered for two things; his amazing leg development and the intensity of his training. Platz was a master of mental manipulation.


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Within your mind lies the power to generate superhuman workout intensity. Use the tools provided here to take charge of your training sessions, producing sizzling workouts that will give your muscles no choice but to grow.


Author: Steve Theunissen
Author Bio: Steve Theunissen is the Nutrition Souq Bodybuilding and Workouts Editor. He is a former gym owner and personal trainer. Steve is the author of 5 hard copy books and dozens of e-books on the subject of fitness, bodybuilding and weight loss.


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