****Training starts with your mind.****
It is a true statement when you hear that 'knowledge equals power.' Think of your body as a computer- all computers can solve math problems, play games and music, connect to the internet and send e-mails. The difference is that some of these computers are more powerful or faster at doing these tasks than others.
"When it comes to our bodies, we all digest protein and carbs the same way, and we all send the same type of signal to our muscles when we want them to contract and lift a weight. The difference is that some us are more efficient at it than others, which means that some may be able to tone faster, lose weight faster, or more prone to build mass faster. The knowledge behind all of this is to figure out where your weaknesses are, and fill them in with training, nutrition and supplements in order to even the playing field.
THE MUSCLEWhat is a muscle? Muscles will contract, produce force, which will shorten the distance between two or more bones. Remember, training starts with the mind, the confidence to exercise intensely and the mental desire to get better every day. It is the brain that sends your muscles an electrical signal to fire and contract. A powerful frame of mind will definitely equal intensity. Once your brain sends the signal for your muscles to contract the signal shoots to its destination through the nervous system in order to trigger the release of calcium into the appropriate muscle fibers. This in turn will change the electrical charge in the fibers, allowing the muscle to contract. The most amazing thing is that muscle fibers contract on a need to use basis, and the stronger the signal coming from the brain, the more fibers you will contract, resulting in tremendous changes in your body.
So understand how your muscles work and know what YOU can do to get better! I want this for each and everyone of you. It all starts from you and only YOU! Understand your body, but most importantly understand your weaknesses! Go for it and don't let anything stand in your way!