That whole mind-muscle connection thing is a bunch of bologne.
I can name a dozen guys at my gym that are mass monsters using trash form, exploding every rep, going balls to the wall, slamming themselves into failure beyond failure, dropsetting to 60 pound dumbbell bench down from 125s for 15 reps and struggling with it with poor form because of how fatigued they are, and throwing the bars all over the place.
Look at Branch Warren, he’s the same as the people I’m talking about and places top 3 in the olympia. His form is horrendous, and he probably doesn’t even know what the word muscle connection means rofl.
You should have good form etc, but people emphasizing and overdoing this whole “MMC movement” is so ridiculous to me when clearly many people don’t give a crap and keep adding weight becoming behemoths.
(Note: Maybe it works better for people on steroids, but I would think it would be the same for naturals…)[/quote]
This is the worst post of all time. Cheated or quick reps does not imply a lack of MMC. MMC is simply feeling the muscle at work. It can be achieved with intensity techniques, various rep ranges, various rep tempos, etc. Just because someone is crushing weight and getting slack on form doesn’t mean they can’t feel the muscles working.