Mind Body Connection
With a name like Mind Over Matter you can guess where we stand on the mind’s relation to the body with regards to fitness. As far as I ‘m concerned the Mind and Body are synonymous. You can’t have one without the other, and you certainly won’t be successful or reach your goals if you don’t have the Mind/Body connection.
You can’t just show up for a workout. You have to be cognitively aware of your surroundings. Proprioception in essential; meaning your body’s awareness of your surroundings. Anyone who has competed in any sport or athletic endeavor would attest to this. If you do not have a conscious conceptual idea of your exercise strategy as well as fitness regime you are just sleep walking through the workout. This can be applicable to people who have never exercised in their life to professional athletes.
As a trainer it is imperative to communicate this point. To put this in simplest terms we will use a bicep curl as an example. It’s not enough to lift and lower the weight. You need to know what part of your body is working, how it’s working and why. This will enable you to be more in tune with your body resulting in a greater effect. Exercise is like any other institution.
The more you understand it the greater the effects and in turn the greater the enjoyment.