Is Your Critical Bench Really Mind over Matter?

Copyright 2006 Geoff Morris

On your daily visit to the gym, what would you say was the singularly strongest thing in you – your mind or your body? Of course many of you would say straight away that your body was.

But then when it comes to increasing or improving your bench work, what is it that controls your overall results? It doesn’t matter whether you are starting at the 200 level- 250 – 280 – 300 or more – if your mind is not in it; those extra two plates are never going to be lifted. Why? Because unless your mind says you can do it, then believe me my friend – you wont!

So you still don’t believe that the mind is more powerful? Take the example of a particular young lady. Let’s call her Sally for now. Slim, lightweight, size 6, just goes down the gym two or three times a week, not to build fantastic bulging biceps, but to just keep an overall level of fitness that keeps her looking trim and the envy of many of the other ladies down there.

You would be darned surprised if she calmly lay on the bench, and pushed 250 pounds! I bet she would too, as in her mind, to lift more than 80 pounds might make a bead of sweat trickle down her pretty and delicate forearm!

So then, the very next day, this same young lady manages to lift her boyfriend’s car off the floor, where it had slipped while he changed a tyre – threatening to suffocate him! For 4 minutes Sally, this little nothing of a girl, holds the whole side of the car up in the air, while she screams for help!

Did her mind say this was impossible? No – it told her that it had to be done, so she did it!

Where now is your reservation? Is it in your muscles or is it in what you can envisage in your mind what you can achieve? OK, you do have to plan sensible steps towards your goal, but as long as you are following a proven path then you will achieve your objectives.

Now, if you have a receptive mind, there’s an amazing workout routine called “The Critical Bench Program – Increase Your Bench Press 50 Pounds in 10 Weeks.” If you put your mind to it, then whatever your mind’s targets may be, there is a high probability that the results you crave will follow.. This program can be summarized in 15 main points, that if followed sensibly and in conjunction with your most powerful organ – your mind – you will achieve success.

These points can be summarized as follows:-

• How to train smart so that you avoid over training.
• Why stretching and warming up is so important if you want to bench big weight
• The secret to training for strength is low reps.
• How to mix things up and add variation to your training.
• Why you shouldn’t pre-exhaust your muscles when trying to increase your bench press
• How successful clients get in the right mindset for a big day at the gym.
• Why technique is so important.
• Exactly how long you should be resting between sets when you are training for power and strength.
• Why you can’t believe supplement ads.
• Why your lifestyle habits will affect your training.
• Why it’s so critical to have an exact goal and to track your progress.
• How a lifting buddy can assist you perform classic training methods like forced reps
• Learn how to use proper “assistance exercises” to propel your bench press strength through the roof.
• Why spending more than an hour in the gym per day is counter-productive.

Nothing particularly difficult in this list of tips and objectives, but with the full cooperation of your mind, you will achieve those results for which you crave. Is your mind ready for this success, if so, why not see what other people in similar situations (no, not Sally and the car – I am talking about bench successes) are saying about

You never know, you may want to buy the book…