Mindful Strength
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Mindful Strength

Become strong inside out using isometric muscle contractions and breathwork exercises
4.4 (13 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
32 students enrolled
Created by Gabriel Andersson
Last updated 3/2020
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Isometric strength training
  • Mindfulness
  • Body mind connection
  • Breathing exercises
  • Functional strength
  • Breath awareness
  • Mediation
Requirements
  • No
Description

STRONG INSIDE OUT

This is a strength and awareness program FOR EVERYONE, no matter your current physical condition.
Allowing optimal functional muscle development with a MINIMUM AMOUNT OF EFFORT.
LITTLE TO NO PROPS ARE NEEDED so you can perform the exercises anywhere and at any time.


MINIATURE MEDITATIONS SLOTS

The strength of this program is that it incorporates and allows for a mindfulness practice during these exercises developing more awareness in your everyday life.
You can look at them as miniature meditation slots throughout your day.

Regardless of personal goals, this is mainly a low impact strength program so the real gains will be in REAL LIFE FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH that can help you AVOID INJURIES, STRENGTHEN INJURED AREAS AND OF COURSE GET YOU A LEAN ATHLETIC BODY.

Because of its unparalleled ability to strengthen joints and bones, this is the perfect complement to other forms of strength requiring practices, be it WEIGHTLIFTING or YOGA.

WHAT IS AN ISOMETRIC MUSCLE CONTRACTION?

An isometric contraction is when a muscle is contracted WITHOUT CHANGING THE MUSCLES LENGTH over a joint using either an immovable force of resistance or a movable force of resistance which we provided in the exercises using your own limbs or simple props like a belt.

Opposite to the more common dynamic muscle contractions used during TRADITIONAL WEIGHT TRAINING, where the muscles length is shortened over a joint and an external force of resistance is used like a dumbbell .

PROPERLY PERFORMED isometric contractions promote optimal development of the mind's ability to FOCUS while improving and strengthening physically the signaling path of the nervous system and CREATING MORE NERVE CONNECTIONS to the muscle we are contracting than any other form of strength training.


ISOMETRIC STRENGTH AND MINDFULNESS

The secret to true strength development is all about BODY AWARENESS during maximum load of a joint.

A large part of this program is focused on providing you MINDFULNESS TOOLS specific to developing body awareness.

During this program, you will gain MUSCLE STRENGTH and overall control of your body while improving your ability to relax by sensing previously unconscious MUSCLE TENSIONS.

To be able to willfully RELAX a muscle you first need to be able to willfully contract a muscle for an extended period.

BREATHING awareness is also developed as a crucial step during the program.
Performing these exercises throughout your day at work, for example, does not only save you time otherwise spent at the gym but also allows for a natural RE-CENTERING of your body, mind, and heart.

Who this course is for:
  • Health enthusiast
  • Yogis
  • People with joint problems and injuries
  • Office workers
  • Commuters
  • Weight lifters
Course content
Expand all 38 lectures 02:25:31
+ Introduction
13 lectures 23:39

Includes downloadable anatomical documentation relevant to this training program.

Welcome to the Mindful Strength program
00:16
The history of isometric contraction training part 1
01:07
The history of isometric contraction training part 2
00:34
20th century strongmen and isometrics
01:15
The first isometric breakthrough study following the great war
01:47
WWII veterans isometric rehabilitation study
01:12
Isometric muscle contraction vs Dynamic muscle contraction
00:59
Isometric contraction. How does it work?
04:08
Injury benefits of isometric training
02:48
Why don't more people work out using isometric contractions?
03:12
+ Breakdown of the Mindful Strength technique
11 lectures 35:16
Mindset before your workout
07:19
Breathing technique
02:35
Isometric contraction technique
07:56
Summary: How to perform isometric contractions
02:36
Mindfulness and isometrics
01:32

My wife Leila guides you through this body scan meditation.

Enjoy!

Guided bodyscan meditation
00:02
Pranayama
03:36
How is your breathing?
01:30
Ujjayi breathing technique
02:25
Kumbhaka breath retention
01:17
+ Isometric exercises
14 lectures 01:26:36
Triceps brachii muscle
03:38
Triceps and biceps muscle combo
05:08
Pectoralis muscle
05:23
Trapezius and rhomboid muscles
04:29
Rotator cuff
04:18
Deltoid / Shoulder muscle
08:30
Latissimus dorsi back muscles
11:04
Neck contractions
14:08
Abdominal muscles
10:52
Wall squat
05:14
Quadriceps muscles
04:28
Hamstring muscles
03:43
Calf muscles
01:38