This could cause some big changes in the world of sport.
What if you could get stronger inside a lucid dream?
To perform a weight session inside the dream and be able to lift more when you wake up? It sounds great, right?
This could change the way people exercise. Maybe they don’t need to waste all that time in the gym. They could workout when they go to bed.
I’m not going crazy
I didn’t just wake up one day and decide it was possible. It’s an educated guess and I’ll put my scientific hat on again to explain. (Warning: this could be wrong. I just want you to understand how I got my idea)
You get your strength from a few things. Let’s call the first one “muscle cross-dimensional area bla bla bla.” Basically your muscles get bigger so you can lift more. This doesn’t matter. We’re interested in what’s inside your head.
Your brain fires electrons that tell the muscles how many motor units to fire. The more motor units that fire, the more you can lift. Bingo. This is what we want. The heavier weights you lift in the real world, the more motor units the brain learns to fire each time you lift.
I think if the brain thinks you are lifting heavier weights inside the dream it will learn to fire more motor units in real life, making you stronger in the process. When you wake up and lift weights you will automatically be stronger. That’s the idea.
What you can do
I’ve not tested this. It’s something for the future. I just wanted to tell you about my idea in case you want to try it for yourself.
You will need to work out your one rep max on a certain lift. Lets go with something easy like the deadlift. It means you don’t need to lift anything over your head in the dream.
Once you work it out, let’s say it’s 200lbs, you will then need to lift this in the real world once per week. It’s just so you don’t go backwards. Call it the baseline.
And in the lucid dream
Now when you become lucid you will need to conjure up a weight. Start with 200lbs. And lift it, while telling yourself repeatedly it weighs 200lbs. It won’t work if you can’t convince your brain that it really weighs that much.
The next time you become lucid you can conjure up 202.5lbs and attempt to lift that. Then the following night 205lbs. I think you know where I’m going with this…
You want to keep increasing the lucid dream weight slightly each time, while you keep lifting the baseline weight in real life so you don’t go backwards.
This should happen
If it works the way I think it could, you should be able to lift your lucid dream weight in the real world. Or at least improve on the baseline weight.
And once (if) this gets confirmed it could see a whole wave of athletes incorporating lucid dreaming into their training schedule.
After all, people at the top of their game need every advantage they can get.
What do you think? Am I crazy?