Maximise The Mind / Muscle Connection With G.I.T

Eric Broser first coined the term G.I.T and explained its uses in an article I read in Muscle & Fitness some time ago. The acronym G.I.T stands for ‘Get In Touch’, and is a novel way of maximising the well established ‘Mind/muscle connection’.

The mind muscle connection encompasses the neurological connections between the nervous system (brain) and your muscles. Through practicing the movement you are about to perform with no weight, you acquaint the muscles with that movement which in effect prepares the muscle for the resistance it is about to receive. The theory is that more neurons fire in the muscle which in turn recruits more muscle fibres and thus improves the quality of contraction. See also ‘visualisation’ and ‘muscle tapping’ for other unique ways of enhancing the mind/muscle connection.

 

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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