Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Toolex, Jan 15, 2008.
Has anyone on FN heard of stimulating your vagus nerve while lifting?
well if you're raising your heart rate..
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...
wtf is the vagus nerve?
I stimulated your mothers vagus last night.
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...
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.
just looking for excuses about why i get tired sometimes
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!!!!
that whole like..holding your breath and exerting pressure to stimulate the vagus nerve is a myth...
i really don't see how pinching a nerve with physical pressure will cause calcium to bind to synaptotagmin and release acetylcholine :/
more like the pressure inside your carotid arteries sends a signal to your brain stem, thus stimulating the vagus and releasing acetylcholine...
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
if you're looking for a reason for why you get tired, i dont think this is it.
Oh, it's definitely your vag
fuck, thats what I came in here to post
i would enjoy stimulating some vagus
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.