Double Your Muscle Gains Through The Bodybuilding Technique of Intention, Part 1

Learn To Use The Bodybuilding Technique of Intentions in Order to Gain Muscle!

IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski
IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski.

During your bodybuilding workouts, have you ever noticed that you feel the muscle better on your warm up sets than you do on your "working sets”? Isn’t it so true that the lighter weights often burn way more than the heavy ones? Why do you think that is?

Well, one of the main reasons is that you’re not focusing all your attention on stabilizing a weight and barely moving it from point A to point B, likely using every muscle in the general vicinity to get it to move and the range is way smaller than it was with the lighter weight.

The problem here is that the muscle tension has shifted everywhere but the working muscle! Heavy weights are useless if you can’t feel tension on the target muscle!

Your body adapts and starts using anything it can to keep itself safe. You can continue lifting heavy weights, all day long, but without optimal muscle tension, don’t expect to see any muscle growth improvement in your skinny arms and legs! If you can’t "feel” your muscles then you won’t be able to exhaust them enough to illicit the hormonal, metabolic and nervous system response for muscle growth.

Let’s go through this again:

You will never build a muscle you can’t feel.

At some point in your muscle-building journey, you have all heard the term Mind/ Muscle Connection.” But really, what the heck does that mean!? We’ve all heard someone say, “You’ve got to squeeze” or “If you don’t squeeze it, you will never build muscle”. But how many of us really know what that means? Or how to do it? The truth is: not many!

Question: If we’ve all heard it, and we all know we need to be doing it, why aren’t more people doing it?

Answer: It’s very easy to do! But in order for you to do it, you must first know hOW to do it!

The Secret To Doubling Your Muscle Gains: Tension! Tension! Tension! Not Heavy Weight!

Introducing Intentions! Muscles communicate in terms of tension! Muscles have no idea how much weight you’re lifting. They only recognize how much torque is going through them. What does this all mean to you?

You can build just as much muscle using a 20lb weight as you can using an 80lb weight!!!

Now, I can hear many of you say: “Ben, you are crazy!”

Nope, it’s true.

If you learn how to apply intention to as many exercises as you can, you will learn to manipulate the amount of weight you’re using, in your favor! You’re probably thinking a few things right now, like…“But I heard big weights build big muscles!” Wrong. The weight lifted is not the only variable that will determine muscle growth. That’s what I call meathead math. Increased tension builds muscle.

Or maybe you’re thinking, “The guys at my gym with big muscles use big weights!” Ya, they do! Most guys that carry any muscle at all are older and have been training for years. They’ve tried every type of training under the sun and really have no clue what built the muscle they have; they just threw enough randomness at the wall and something stuck along the way.

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to build the physique you want in half the time? Knowing that you’re doing the right thing each and every time you step in the gym? Not one thing has changed my life and my physique like the bodybuilding technique of intention has.

Imagine now being able to create as much tension, or as little tension, as you want, whenever you want, completely at will.

Increased Time Under Tension = Growth Time!

Imagine now going to the gym and not having to worry whether you’re going to feel great, or feel terrible, or whether you’re strong that day, or weak, or whether or not you will feel the muscle that day! You will never doubt your ability to create maximum tension and, therefore, have mind-blowing workouts!

So what does Intention look like in action? I will discuss that in my second part of this article.

Go Here => Double Your Muscle Gains Through The Bodybuilding Technique of Intention, Part 2.

About the Author

Ben Pakulski is an IFBB Pro Body Builder and has been honing his craft for the past 14 years. Not only that, but he’s a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, where he specialized in the study of Kinesiology and Biomechanics. That makes him extremely well versed in the field of muscle function and muscle movement.

He’s a successful personal trainer, with celebrity clients and has been featured in many of the well-respected health and fitness magazines. Add in his work as a fitness coach and public speaker and you begin to see that Ben is passionate about improving both his own and the bodies of other people.