According to a new research it is possible to control your muscles by thinking about them. This will increase your strength in a noticeably physical way.
An experiment has been conducted by a team from the Hull University and it proved the theory of the scientists. A group of thirty participants were required to do biceps exercises and to think about their muscles. Amazingly, their muscles registered higher activity compared to when they were simply doing the exercises without focusing on the specific movement. What is even more interesting is that the muscles of the other participants that were asked to just imagine themselves doing the exercises also registered low rates of muscle activity.
This research shows that professional athletes and people who work out to maintain good physical shape can improve the strength of their muscles and respectively their performance by thinking about what the muscles are actually doing.
Dr David Marchant, who was a part of the research team, believes that this is a proof that mental imaging affects our physical performance. We can use “mind control” over our muscles in order to achieve better results when we train in the gym or when we are taking part in a competition.