A MENTAL BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS
It has long been known that an increase in the body’s lean muscle tissue causes an increase in metabolism; the rate at which the body burns food and body fat for energy. This scientific key factor unlocks the mystery of body fat loss. A unique study in psychology was conducted to discover which part of the mind, if any, plays a part in changes in body composition and fat loss. The study showed that the more a person focused on a mental blueprint of themselves in optimum shape, the more they were able to sculpt their body to that image. Surprisingly, this whole practice of mind over matter has largely been ignored.
MIND OVER MATTER
The subjects of the study became like sculptors using weight-training and mental power as their chisel. In particular their attention level was shown to have increased and they were able to focus better while performing an exercise. Consequently greater mind power applied to the exercises resulted in a greater output of physical power. Whether male or female they could lift heavier weights. In turn this caused an increase in lean muscle tissue, a subsequent increase in their metabolic rate and a decrease in body fat.
THEIR BODY WAS CHANGING AT THE RATE OF ALMOST A POUND A DAY
In addition, the people in the study were encouraged to eat a natural low-glycemic diet and take certain food supplements. Again, because of their clear mental blueprint, they were more motivated to comply. As their body composition improved at the rate of almost a pound a day, the subjects realized that they were in control. This rapid visible change caused the group to become even more motivated and ensured the results ‘on average’, across all participants, were spectacular.
THE CONTROL GROUP
Of course as in any proper university study there was also a control group. This is a group that must do everything the experimental group is doing, i.e. the same weight training, diet and supplement programs. However the psychological part of the program was omitted. This group therefore tended not to apply the same level of focus to their training, and were not able to achieve their full potential. Their lack of focus resulted in an inability to lift heavier weights and a loss of muscle. Muscle loss causes a reduced metabolism and ultimately a fat gain.