Meditate your way to bigger Muscles
- by Simon Brown
- December 5,2018
Meditation and muscle building are far from conventional training buddies. For most people a sincere cross legged headspace session sits on the opposite end of the spectrum.
Research found that subjects who meditated for five minutes a day have significantly lower levels of stress hormone cortisol in their blood which helped to improve their mood and mental health.
However they also had increased levels of testosterone and human growth hormone, which are crucial ingredients in the recipe for muscle gain.
These naturally occurring anabolic hormones spike in the absence of cortisol.
Testerone helps your body build muscles by increasing your rate of protein synthesis and boosting the number of muscle fibre cells. Meanwhile human growth hormone does precisely what it promises and delivers new muscle mass.
So consider five minutes of morning meditation your new pre-workout supplement