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The right mindset for weightlifting

What is strength Well, basically you can say that strength is always relative. What is strong for one person may not be for another. Today we’re looking at the right mindset for good strength training, which is why in this text we are looking at strength in its relationship with strength training. The fact is that the same basic rules apply to any type of strength training, whether you train with kettlebells or with dumbbells.

Patience and trust

Building strength through training takes time. No one can expect to walk into a gym for the first time and press 150 kilograms on the bench. It takes time to get a feel for the barbell in relation to your own body.

So we need patience because these adjustments don’t happen overnight. Neuromuscular pathways form slowly.

We not only train our muscles, but also the central nervous system at the same time. Over time, a connection develops between the two that can be referred to as the mind-muscle connection. The more we train, the easier it is to activate it, so training also becomes easier. We just have to have faith that our bodies are adjusting and that there is progress. (As long as we pay attention to the correct execution of the exercise and constantly challenge ourselves.)

Quality over quantity

Always focus on the quality of the movements instead of the weight on the bar. In virtually every gym, there are people lifting much more weight than they should with poor movement. If you cannot hold out a beautiful execution until the end of a set, there is no point in putting more weight on it. Especially as a beginner, the focus must be on the perfect execution. If you cannot lift a certain weight with good execution, one should step back and consider what the reason is. Maybe it’s just a coordination problem that can be corrected by adjusting the position of the feet. Or maybe there is a muscular imbalance that should be corrected first. Or maybe you just expected too much. It’s about,

Focus on the basics

There’s a reason exercises like squats, deadlifts, and rowing exercises have always been used to build muscle mass: they work. Of course, it always depends on the training goals. Also, if a big biceps looks good, it’s better to do exercises that target many muscle groups when the goal is more strength. Isolated training exercises do not stimulate muscle growth in the same way that exercises that target many muscle groups do.

Time for perfect shape

The last tip is the most important: In every training exercise there are specific muscles that should be specifically activated. If you don’t feel these muscles during an exercise, there is a reason. For example, there could be a muscular imbalance because some muscles are too weak. The body then compensates for this by over activating stabilizing muscles or by using secondary muscle groups during an exercise to compensate for the weakness. Usually pain is also associated with such an imbalance, which can lead to injuries. The best way to prevent that from happening is to be clear about the perfect shape; the body should move as it should with each exercise.

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