The mind-muscle connection: for aesthetes, not athletes?

The mind-muscle connection: for aesthetes, not athletes?

The popular term ‘mind-muscle connection’ refers to focusing one’s attention on a particular muscle when lifting. Image: Shutterstock.
Focusing on movement instead of muscle can enhance weightlifting performance, suggests research

— by Matthew Prior, Frontiers science writer

The ‘mind-muscle connection’. Ancient lore for bodybuilders, latest buzz for Instagram fitness followers.

Focusing one’s attention on a particular muscle when lifting promotes its activation – and by extension, its development. So it goes. But when the goal is muscle performance rather than growth alone, does this long-held notion still carry any weight?

source://blog.frontiersin.org

 

 

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