Do you ever feel like you’re so strong that, you know, you think you can lift a monument… hey, maybe one day!
But actually, it could be possible. Strength is all in your mind. Apparently, the thing that stops you from lifting heavier weights isn’t your ability to do so, but your brain’s incapability of believing that you are as strong as your body was designed for.
Did you know that chimps are as much as 4x stronger than humans?
Excuse me, what?
Yeah.. so apparently our nervous systems exert more control over our muscles. In other words, chimps go bananas while we only have the ability to go, well 1/4 of that.
We have superpowers that we aren’t even aware of, and it’s superstrength, but our brain blocks it out to conserve energy.
Except, maybe it’s for our own good. We don’t need to be lifting such heavy weights in order to feel strong. Our bodies are just protecting us from injuries that usually come along with lifting more than we can withstand (momentarily).
So, maybe now you’re thinking “I want to be as strong as a chimp – let’s see how much heavier I can lift than any other human has done before (6,270lb backlift). But be aware that your brain is telling your body “ok enough is enough”. Listen to your body to avoid injuries – and remember, strength isn’t just about lifting the heaviest objects!