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Mind-Muscle Connection and Muscle Activation

This study confirmed the popular theory that using a mind-muscle connection can increase muscle activation. Subjects were able to increase activation in either their pectorals or triceps depending on coaching cues during the bench press. Source: Snyder, B. J., & Fry, W. R. (2012). Effect of verbal instruction on muscle activity during the bench press […]

Mind-Muscle Connection and Strength

Using the mind-muscle connection can increase muscle activation but this study found that this strategy does not lead to increased force production. If your goal is to get stronger or push heavy weights in a particular session, using the mind-muscle connection is not the best way to go. Source: Marchant, D. C., Greig, M., & […]

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