Building muscle is a mental AND physical activity. Your mind controls your body. If your mind does not want to go through hard and heavy workouts, your body will not want to either. You will end up going through the motions and training without the intensity required for maximum gains.
Many professional body builders and top athletes use psychological techniques to give them the ‘edge’. Arnold Schwarzenegger used to visualise his muscles growing bigger and bigger, until they literally “filled the room”. This is essentially the same as Bodybuilding Hypnosis.
The record breaking 400 meter Olympic champion Lee Evans owes some of his success to visualizing. His strategy is to “search out and correct weaknesses in every step I take”. Tiger Woods’ mental coach, Jay Brunza, hypnotises him to block out distractions so he can focus purely on his golf.
There is one reason why many people fail to build muscle or improve their physical attributes. The reason is that their unconscious mind will not let them.
Body building requires supreme amounts of discipline in the face of temptation. It demands discipline over your mind and body as you face pain and fatigue. It demands discipline to keep working and moving towards your goals for many years. There is a saying that the ‘will gives up before the muscle’. If you can increase your will, you can increase your training intensity, and increase your gains.
Body building also requires mindfulness. You must be mindful about the foods you eat and how this will affect your mind and body.
Being present in the moment when training, and being mindful about what you are doing turns weight lifting into a meditative pursuit. Focusing on the muscle as it contracts and relaxes creates a powerful mind-body connection. This allows you to move and squeeze your muscles in a way that maximises your growth potential.
Every time you lift a weight, your mind must lift it first. You must see yourself lifting it, and believe that you can lift it. I have seen many times someone accidentally picking up a heavier weight than they intended and complete their training sets with it. They thought they could lift it, so this removed their mental block.
You sometimes hear people say they want to achieve something, only to follow it with excuses, such as “I just don’t think that it’s possible.” Or “I don’t have the genetics” They have already defeated themselves mentally.
Lots of people compare their talent to someone else, and when they see how far away they are from achieving this, they give up. The person who believes – achieves. How can you achieve anything without the belief? You will simply go about it half heartedly, if at all.
Bodybuilding hypnosis can help you improve these mental approaches. Bodybuilder hypnosis helps you establish your goals clearly through visualisation. You can rehearse and practice with visualisation.
Hypnosis for bodybuilding can also help you believe you can achieve your goals, and keep you motivated to stick with your plan. There is also evidence to suggest that through body building hypnosis, you can direct your body’s energies to places you wish to develop. Arnie was telling his body to build up his muscles when he visualised them growing bigger and bigger.
It is widely documented that hypnosis can increase emotional responses in your body. These can be harnessed to release testosterone, which helps muscular development. If you are serious about increasing your muscular frame, then hypnosis could help unlock your potential.
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