Don’t skip this article, you’ll see PROOF that our mindset can make us physically stronger!
The ability of our mindset to influence our performance in the gym can’t be overstated.
However, these type of ‘mind’ articles are my LEAST popular! Yet the same people that ignore this type of work are more than happy to splash out their hard-earned money on useless, junk-science, supplements in the hope of hammering out more reps in the gym!
Anyway, I came across a video on YouTube that visually shows how different mindsets affect our strength.
I have had heard of, and seen demonstrated before, applied kinesiology. However, it wasn’t until I stumbled across this video that I thought to share it with you.
Here’s the deal…
Think of something disempowering like a time when you felt disappointed or cheated. Perhaps even state a negative mantra over and over like, “I’m sooooo weak”. Now have someone muscle-test you while you resist their push with everything you’ve got. You’ll probably not be able to fight the resistance.
Now do the opposite. Think of a VERY empowering situation or pump yourself up with some positive affirmations and re-test. You’ll definitely test stronger this time.
Check out this video to learn the technique – unfortunately the owner doesn’t allow embedding so you’ll have to watch it on YouTube:
I’ve tested this on people in real life and it DOES work. The degrees of strength difference vary from person to person. But, the very fact that ANY strength difference exists at all should be enough for you to realize that how you think and feel in the gym is going to have a MAJOR impact on your results.
If you can tap into an affirmative mindset each and every workout, think of the added pounds of muscle that equates to over the long term.
Note: Just to clarify, some people claim that kinesiology can be used to test the healthfulness of different foods, the power of crystals, the truthfulness of statements etc. That’s not what this is about. I’m simply stating the usefulness of muscle-testing in visually demonstrating the effect of your mindset on your strength.
It is real and more effective than any supplement on the market. Be smart and take advantage of it.
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