What is the role and how can it help us to develop our physics to a new level? In this article, we will learn some interesting facts about the strangest human body in our body - the brain. We'll tell you some interesting techniques to help you improve this relationship and ask you to try some of them.
Let the results speak for themselves.
What is a muscle-brain connection?
The brain is the main body that is responsible for the movements our body carries. If our muscles are the performers of this movement, the brain is the command center where the commands are set.
Each muscle contraction begins in our brain, which produces a chemical signal (acetylcholine) traveling through a network of nerve pathways (transmitted from a synapse) and reaching our muscle fibers where it excites certain receptors that cause folding or contraction of the muscle unit. The better the communication between the brain and the muscle, the more muscle fibers will be involved in a movement, ie the movement itself will be more effective. And under effectiveness, we do not mean the amount of weight moved by a given muscle group.
Can the muscle-brain connection help us develop better physics?
We have long known that by training our bodies, we are improving our brain's work. Why also the opposite statement is not true. Can we, with the power of thought, instill our muscles to be more efficient, more efficient and responsive to the load in the desired way? I will not spill you with scientific evidence on the matter (the research is numerous) just because they are boring, but by reviewing the scientific information I was surprised that there are still skeptics who do not believe in the relationship between thought and muscular development.
This is a topic that has been practicing as a trainer and scientist since the dawn of physical exercise, but the most popular topic he has been gathering during the time of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
It's been a long time since these times, but the idea of a muscle-brain connection has become an integral part of the arsenal of professional bodybuilders and fitness models. Many of the professional builders today can make their muscles explode with blood only with the help of thought and very little weight.
Interesting Facts About Our Brain:
1. The human brain is a constantly changing dynamic system that generates electricity and can power electrical devices.
2. The brain is made up of 70-100 billion cells that communicate with each other, creating new connections between themselves.
3. Our brain only has 2% of our body but consumes up to 30% of our body's energy.
4. The entire computer power of the world can not simulate the work of a human brain.
5. It is not true that only 10% of our brain works. He is involved in processes and activities that we are hardly aware of.
6. Our brain has a clairvoyant ability - it can predict pictures seconds before it is shown.
7. The different brain hemispheres (hemispheres) act independently of each other and perceive the world differently.
8. The functions on the right half of our body are controlled from the left half of our brain and vice versa.
9. Our brain never sleeps. When the body rests, it continues to work, albeit at the subconscious level.
10. Our heart can be brought back to life and 45 minutes after it stops, but our brain dies only within 10 minutes after the blood and oxygen flow to it is stopped. A person is declared dead when a decline in brain activity is reported.
How to harness the power of thought in making larger or more beautiful muscles
There are many methods to work on the muscle-brain connection, but here we will mainly talk about 3 of them that we have tried and are sure to have a positive effect.
Let's start by saying that if you are dealing with bodybuilding, even unprofessional, or in other words, you are confessing the principles of bodybuilding that bodybuilders preach you are most likely already working on your brain-muscle connection.
According to bodybuilding, the weight principle is raised against weighing controlled and slow, with the help of the muscle contractions our muscles produce as a result of a chemical signal separated from our brains. In bodybuilding, weights are not important, it is important to get the muscles to work, to respond appropriately to a load, producing the result we want.
In many bodybuilding halls, principles are overlooked and people are trying to lift more and more weight. They measure their development with the discs of the bar instead of the mirror. But everyone is responsible for themselves, and different people have different goals. If you want beautiful and toned muscles you have to leave your ego at home.
Posing between series and isometric loading
One of the most popular techniques for strengthening the muscle-brain connection is posing and tightening of the muscles without weight. When tightening our muscles, this is the purest form of muscle-brain connection, the muscles shrink as a result of a brain signal without the need to shift weight. Tightening the trained muscle between the series can significantly improve the sense of muscle contraction and our sensation when we have to do some physical work.
Another working strategy may be the isometric load of a muscle group between the series. Keep in mind that both variants performed between the main series will substantially reduce muscle strength and the workload will probably have to be reduced.
Arnold continuously visualizes the way he wants his body to look. By closing his eyes while performing an exercise, he only thinks about how the muscle works, how much blood enters, how he attempts to visualize his shape, and how he exudes every subsequent repetition with ease and refinement.
I apologize for the slight lyric diversion, but my belief in the power of thought is immense, and my modest life experience has so far convinced me that it starts from the way of thinking, everything else is irrelevant. What the principle of visualization preaches is the performance of slow and controlled work for a muscle by visualizing in its mind how it performs this work or the way it changes. This is generally related to the concentration. When we are focused enough on an action we are the most productive and efficient. Concentration can be the difference between a very successful person and a failed one. Concentration should be continuously trained.
Some people concentrate on meditation, others listening to music, others doing something they love. All techniques are justified, as long as we can concentrate our attention on 45-60 minutes time to get the most out of ourselves and expect our body to thank us properly.