Does Strength Training Rewire Your Brain?

Front squats at Dino Headquarters. Strength training is a form of meditation - and like meditation, it rewires your brain.

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I would LOVE to see someone do
some research about the effect of
serious strength training on
the human brain.

By "serious strength training," I'm
talking about the kind of training
that requires deep, intense, lost
in the moment, total, complete,
100% focus.

It's precise, perfect and controlled.

It is a unity of mind and body.

It is meditation while exerting
force against heavy resistance.

Researchers have studied the
effect of meditation alone, and
they've found that it can re-wire
the brain and the nervous system.

It literally builds your brain cells.

If 10 or 20 minutes of meditation
can have  THAT much of an effect,
imagine what 60 minutes of super-
concentrated focus with a barbell
in your hands can do for you!

Train with concentration, focus, and mindfulness.

By the way, this is one of the reasons
why I always emphasize the mental
elements of training.

The mental elements of training are
important because they help you build
more strength and more muscle.

But they're also important because
they help you build more brain-power.

Have you ever heard the old expression
"sharp as a tack?"

Maybe it should have been "smart as
a barbell."

Anyhow, it would make a great
research project!

As always, thanks for reading and
have a great day. If you train today
(as I will), make it a good one!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

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and vice-versa." -- Brooks Kubik

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