Video for Gymchat 232 - Self-Hypnosis [Controlled Relaxation] For Strength Gains (Jen Mulhall)

Is it possible, and what are the potential benefits?

Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 232 - Self-Hypnosis [Controlled Relaxation] For Strength Gains [with Personal Trainers (and Strength Athletes) Jen Mulhall and Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.

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It was a great discussion. Josh and Jen discussed Jen's fitness background, the thinking behind mental strength, definition of hypnosis, hypnosis stage shows, how to relax, using positive suggestions prior to sleep, setting goals, visualisation, examples of how you'd use these relaxation techniques with strength-training, being 'in the zone'; and a whole lot more. If you're ready to find out what Controlled Relaxation is all about, make sure you watch this one.


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