I’ve always believed that you cannot separate your mind from your body during the training.
Your brain is dictating and monitoring every action of your body, making “notes” and drawing maps how the movement is done; what muscles to recruit and what kind of stress-response exercise causes; hormonal fluctuation, microfractures, lactic acid handling, length-tension -relationship, myofascial tissue, visual or vestibular system activation? Just to name a few. ..
By stressing those mechanisms combined with adequate recovery, the improvement should follow eventually of given system.
I have few principles what I have adopted on my mentors and what keep in great value. Here is a couple of those: Jatka lukemista Why the movement matters?