If you are interested in health and fitness, particularly weight training, you will find this humerously fascinating.👇😂
I want to tell you a story about a study performed in Great Britain by a researcher named Maganarus in 2001.
Basically, the story goes like this.
In 2001, a coach for the Great Britain powerlifting team was training a group of men for their (natural) powerlifting meet coming up.
Long story short, the group of men asked the coach to give the men steroids to aid their performance.
The coach, having a background in science, decided to run a placebo experiment on these men. He gives them each a sugar pill, and tells all of them that it is actually fast-acting steroids. The result?
After 2 weeks, the average strength increase on the one rep max amongst the men totaled to be about a 4-5% increase (we’re talking a gain of roughly 70-80lbs. Gained on 1RM’s between only 3 lifts!) All because the men BELIEVED they were on steroids!
When the coach asked how their training had been going, every single one of them said it was the best 2 weeks of training they had ever had in their lives! They were setting braking their old records and feeling amazing!
The coach right then told HALF of the group of men that they were not actually taking steroids, and let the other half continue to believe they were on steroids.
The half that now knew they were not on steroids regressed back to there original 1RM’s 2 weeks prior to believing they had taken steroids.
The other half who still BELIEVED they were taking steroids, conitnued to break there records! Week in and week out!😂
This is just a small but very true example of how strong the mind actually is, and how much more we are capable of with the right mindset.