• Join Us!
  • Join Us!

  • Get the Fitness Geared Forum App Now!

Mr Supps

  • Join Us!
  • Join Us!
  • You have 1 new Private Message Attention Guest, if you are not a member of Fitness Geared - Body Building & Fitness Community, you have 1 new private message waiting, to view it you must fill out this form.
  • Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Depressed
  • Down
  • Drunk
  • Embarrased
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Godly
  • Happy
  • Hateful
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Poorly
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • Wtf
  • Likes Likes:  0
    Dislikes Dislikes:  0
    Results 1 to 3 of 3

    Thread: Meditationís Effect On Bodybuilding

    1. #1
      BABY1's Avatar
      BABY1 is online now Mrs FUZO
      Points: 247,374, Level: 100
      Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
      Overall activity: 99.8%
      is is planting seeds
       
      I am:
      Happy
       
      Join Date
      Oct 2003
      Location
      the Woods
      Posts
      29,022
      Points
      247,374
      Level
      100
      Blog Entries
      549
      Rep Power
      613

      Default Meditationís Effect On Bodybuilding



      • Get the Fitness Geared
        Forum App Now!

      Meditation’s Effect On Bodybuilding

      This article is about meditation, yet it discusses how meditation has actually helped bodybuilders obtain more physical strength (ie: Gains!). Do I have your attention?

      Meditation is especially important for: Type A personalities, worriers, sleep-deprived individuals, over-eaters, hyper-active guys/gals and the over-worked/under-payed.

      These are just some of the rewards of daily meditation:

      1. Lowered risk of over-training
      2. Reduced stress hormone concentrations like cortisol and aldosterone
      3. Higher DHEA-Sulfate as well as increased testosterone and growth hormone
      4. Improved kidney function, lower sodium-potassium ratio and reduced urinary loss of calcium and zinc
      5. Remarkable success getting off drugs, even after being dependent
      6. Enhanced immune function
      7. A shift toward fat oxidation “fat burning”
      8. Enhanced reaction time
      9. Improved focus and sports performance
      10. Improved carbohydrate metabolism
      11. Reduced evening-time overeating and better chance for long term weight loss
      12. Slowed biological aging (according to biomarkers) of up to 5-12 years
      13. Improved antioxidant effects indicated by 15% lower lipid peroxides

      Surprised? It would sound like a joke if all of the claims didn’t have the hard science to support them. Every one of these 13 claims is scientifically proven and not just subjective, hopeful delusions by people who eat way too much granola. Meditation can do wonders for your mind AND body.

      How To Start The Practice of Meditation
      The first thing you have to do is stop the internal dialogue that chatters beneath the surface of our every day lives. The thoughts filled with worry, the internal debates, the racing thoughts at bedtime and the constant replay of the fight you had with your co-worker.

      How do we get our brains to shut up? Well, there’s a space between our thoughts and you basically have the objective to make that space grow longer and longer with practice. A chatter-free mind is an unbelievably focused mind that spills over into physical benefits as listed above. I know it sounds virtually impossible and may even feel that way in the beginning, but after much practice, you can find silence and it’s a beautiful thing.

      Silence, Mind!

      Step 1. Focus on your breathing. Focus ONLY on your breathing. Breathe in through your nose slowly, breathe out through your mouth slowly – in and out – repeat. I do keep my eyes closed and do this usually in my bedroom. With as little outside distractions as possible, including light distractions. I don’t sit all yogi master with my thumbs pressed against my third finger resting on my knees in romantic candlelight with burning incense – I simply lay flat on my back in the comfort of my bed with my arms resting at my sides or my hands entwined resting on my stomach.

      Step 2. Sometimes, I listen to guided meditations. Some of the best I have found are actually on YouTube. There are a bunch of different types of meditations. I prefer to listen to the recordings of Alan Watts.

      Still think I’m full of it?

      Then, check out these Strength coaches and bodybuilders talking about meditation:

      “Those who meditate regularly have higher GH, DHEA & testosterone levels, plus lower baseline cortisol.” – Nick Mitchell, Ultimate Performance Training

      “If I were asked: what is something you regret not having learned earlier, I would say meditation.” – Charles Poliquin, Strength Sensei

      “I’ve learned that the trick, the key is.. I can be whatever I want to be. But, the trick is I have to state my intentions not only with my mouth, but with my thoughts through daily meditation.” – Kai Greene
      “I did 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes at night, and I would say within 14 days or three weeks, I got to the point where I could really disconnect my mind … and learn how to focus more and calm down. I don’t let anything else interfere I just focus on that.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
      There are plenty of websites, articles and forums discussing bodybuilding and meditation. This isn’t some new thing I’m writing about.

      The way I look at it, you’ll never know until you try it respectfully. I once thought the whole thing was just some crazy-talk from old hippies holding crystals. But, then I decided to try it out for myself and realized I was reaping mega benefits from calming my mind and allowing my body to become fully alert. It’s not just your body that changes. Your life changes.
      And….
      your workouts will never be the same.
      by lucas ebert


      Kind, creative soul, with no mean bones

    2. #2
      BABY1's Avatar
      BABY1 is online now Mrs FUZO
      Points: 247,374, Level: 100
      Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
      Overall activity: 99.8%
      is is planting seeds
       
      I am:
      Happy
       
      Join Date
      Oct 2003
      Location
      the Woods
      Posts
      29,022
      Points
      247,374
      Level
      100
      Blog Entries
      549
      Rep Power
      613

      Default Re: Meditationís Effect On Bodybuilding

      even if I just get 10 minutes a day in, it is helpful
      Kind, creative soul, with no mean bones

    3. #3
      kvasir's Avatar
      kvasir is online now Platinum
      Points: 3,218, Level: 35
      Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 132
      Overall activity: 0%
      Achievements:
      First 1000 Experience Points
      is Working hard and dreaming big
       
      I am:
      Secret
       
      Join Date
      Aug 2016
      Posts
      297
      Points
      3,218
      Level
      35
      Rep Power
      17

      Default Re: Meditationís Effect On Bodybuilding

      • Get the Fitness Geared
        Forum App Now!

      I have found meditation to be the aspect in my life that keeps everything else in perspective

      Sent from my [device_name] using Fitnessgeared mobile app

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    MileHighKratom1
    Join us
    About us
    www.Fitnessgeared.com is a Bodybuilding Fitness health & Training Discussion forum for all levels from beginner to advanced. We offer everything from Nutrition, Supplements, Fat Loss, Weight Training, Dieting, to achieve your goals to get in the shape you want.