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  1. Toolex

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    Has anyone on FN heard of stimulating your vagus nerve while lifting?
     
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    well if you're raising your heart rate..
     
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    I'm talking more along the lines of exerting your body and therefore creating the response; which will cause a drop in heart rate and kill the workout...
     
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    wtf is the vagus nerve?
     
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    I stimulated your mothers vagus last night.
     
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    It's the 10th cranial nerve in your body. When stimulated it causes a parasympathetic nervous response which pretty much 'depressed' all of your bodies systems; heart rate being one of them. When mass body exertion is applied, your blood pressure rises and could stimulate the nerve. Seems to me like it could happen while lifting.

    -Also, ever heard of the old grandma who passed out while taking a shit? it's because she stimulated her vagus nerve...
     
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    ...nobody?...useless...
     
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    f that, i'm out.

    i'd rather get back to being skinny fat and weak then have my crainalil nerve stimulated when squatting or something. boasting numbers and gains on the internet isn't worth it.
     
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    just looking for excuses about why i get tired sometimes :hsd:
     
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    Sometimes when I'm having an intense workout I start yawning my ass off and feel like I can barely stay awake. It's just from being a pussy, power through it!!!!
     
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    that whole like..holding your breath and exerting pressure to stimulate the vagus nerve is a myth...
     
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    i really don't see how pinching a nerve with physical pressure will cause calcium to bind to synaptotagmin and release acetylcholine :/
     
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    more like the pressure inside your carotid arteries sends a signal to your brain stem, thus stimulating the vagus and releasing acetylcholine...
     
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    can you really do that by exerting pressure though?

    the info about it that we covered was mainly anecdotal, it was being tested as a method for preventing panic attacks but there was only one study that found it successful and it was very small and couldn't be duplicated :dunno:

    if you're looking for a reason for why you get tired, i dont think this is it.
     
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    Oh, it's definitely your vag
     
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    :rofl: fuck, thats what I came in here to post
     
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    i would enjoy stimulating some vagus
     
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    Except not really. Dude this has been proven for YEARS!! Basic medical treatment for tachycardias is to tell a patient to either cough or hold their breath and bear down like they are trying to have a bowel movement. Carotid sinus massage does the same thing.
     
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