I am currently working on including more mindfulness in my own program and with all clients. Which includes meditating and other mental programming. I have used variations on these themes with athletes to help improve focus, awareness, preparation, etc. In the past I included these types of things when the athlete was having difficulty overcoming things on the mental side. Now I am starting to include this type of programming in every clients approach to wellness. The more I learn about the mental side of health, the more I realize that it is every bit as important as the physical side. And both the physical and the mental sides are aided by each other.
The answer is simply “YES”. Meditation is beneficial for both fitness and bodybuilding goals. When we take some time out to meditate we can focus on ourselves and gain insight into what is working for or against us. We can narrow in on our goals and reasses them as needed. I must also mention that when we meditate or recover from our workouts, our hormones such as cortisol & insulin respond in a positive way allowing you to perform your next workout better/stronger.