When exercising being mindful and focusing on the details and intricacies of the movement, muscular contraction, effort, and intention eludes most people. If you want to succeed and achieve desirable results from your training it’s not good enough to just show up and move weight around with no thought or mind to how you are lifting, and what you are lifting with.
What does it mean to be Mindful:
“to be conscious or aware of something.”
“focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, especially as part of a therapeutic or meditative technique.”
When you are exercising, if your mind is on anything but the task at hand you are not being mindful.
Why is this important?
There are literally thousands of things your body is attempting to coordinate via muscular contractions to produce the movement your brain is telling your body to produce. If you want to be capable of adjusting, altering, perfecting, and improving in your exercises you must PAY ATTENTION so you can be aware of the things to modify.
If you want to succeed with your exercise you must be Mindful and Focused on what you’re doing.