How To Bring Up Lagging Body Parts
Do you have that one body part that just isn’t up to the same standard as the rest of your body… and no matter how much pain you inflict on it it just doesn’t seem to grow – well listen up…
I’m going to reveal to you one simple tip to help bring up that lagging body part.
But before I do, I want to ask you this…
What muscle are you happy with the most on your body right now - you know, the one you don’t mind showing off every now and then?
Now whatever your answer is, have you noticed that you can turn on and flex that particular muscle so hard to the point where it cramps. For example – I have absolutely
no issues whatsoever with flexing and feeling my back and biceps, and I don’t mean when I’m training, I can do it right now as I’m typing this article. I can flex it so hard, without weight, to the point where I’m cramping. Funny enough my back and bicep development, in terms of size and strength, is one step ahead of the rest of my body. On the other hand I have real trouble with contracting and feeling my calves and quads – mainly due to having 2 knee reconstructions (one on each knee). Guest what? yep, my calves and quads and the most underdeveloped muscle groups on my body.
So what am I trying to say?
Well, to bring up a lagging body part you need to practice creating a better ‘mind-muscle’ connection (yes, I know the mind-muscle connecting is a very wanky term used in the fitness industry but it’s the truth).
How do you do this?
Practice multiple times throughout the day contracting and feeling muscle. Whether you’re working from your desk, watching TV or standing in line about to order Chipotle – practice turning on the muscle. Now at first it won’t feel like you’re doing anything, the muscle will probably feel like a tub of goo even if you’re trying your hardest.
However, over time as you improve that mind muscle connection you’ll notice your contractions will become harder and harder which will lead to better pumps, greater muscle breakdown and new growth.
So start now - practice tensing that muscle and in time that lagging body part may even turn into your most impressive.