During session #3, I focused on squeezing my back muscles (Latissimus Dorsi). Whereas during session #4, I just wanted to get it over and done with. My brain was going "Quick, hurry. I don't want to be late!"
As I reflected upon my "bad" training session, the role of our neuro-muscular system became very apparent to me. Merely thinking about the muscle that you're training powers up the nerve circuits that connect your working muscles to your brain. Thinking and focusing on the muscles that you want to strengthen recruits more muscle fibers than mindless training does. Thus, your training becomes more efficient and maximum results can be achieved with less agony and time :P
I was contemplating whether I should share this experience or not because it just sounds pathetic in session #4 and MY EGO stands in my way. But I decided that I would share it anyway because there are important lessons that can be drawn from this experience and ANYONE can easily avoid the mistake that I made.
In my previous post about 7 Things Exercise Taught Me, I said "never compare yourself to anybody who is not you" and that "my benchmark is myself". So I'm gonna walk the talk & just do it!