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Old 08-05-2009, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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adrenaline or something else?

I'm no professional fighter, boxer, or any other type of fighter, just your average Joe who's been in a couple fights. I have a question on adrenaline. it seems as though every time I see a person I got beef with my legs get shaky and my thought process gets cloudy, so I normally avoid them when this happens. And by doing that I feel like a wuss, but then again I know I would not be up to par if I did fight them. So what is this? Is it adrenaline or something else? Also I noticed when I'm drunk and get into a fight this does not happen. But when I'm drunk I can't fight up to par as well. so any thoughts or answers on this would help.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like fear.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Its not fear, im not scared. I live in new york im use to this kind of stuff. what I'm getting at is why does this happen? fear and adrenaline are two diffrent things.
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Some people call it fear, or anxiety of fighting. I know exactly what you're talking about, and you are right to walk away as it puts you at a huge disadvantage in a fight. When I have experienced this I get extremely weak, so much so I can't even tightly clinch my fist. Adrenaline is different, you feel a burning in your chest maybe lightning from your brain stem and you hit as hard as you can, for me I cannot feel pain when im on an adrenaline rush. I've sparred with guys that say they hit me really good a couple times and I don't ever remember getting popped.
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Yeah I know Id be at a disadvantage because I've fought when this has happened. You dont think of anything you know. You just kind swing around stupidly then you get popped in the face and your done from there.It sucks, Guess I need to keep a couple shots in my car in case this happens again. or a lead pipe.
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Yeah I know Id be at a disadvantage because I've fought when this has happened. You dont think of anything you know. You just kind swing around stupidly then you get popped in the face and your done from there.It sucks, Guess I need to keep a couple shots in my car in case this happens again. or a lead pipe.
I won't say it will ever go away 100% in a fight, but the more you experience this the less you will experience it if that makes any sense. It's all about being comfortable, and if this is a big concern for you I'd recommend some boxing or kickboxing lessons. It will give you confidence in your ability to fight and sparring with allow you to relax in such situations.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The only way to manage your shakey legs, and unstable hands, which are infact not due to fear (at least not 100%) but the physical side effects of adrenaline, is to get in more fights. Your sense of hearing, perception of time, and a few other cool things happen when you have a nice increase in adrenaline flow. I've been in quite a few street fights at my old job, and the first few times I couldn't even remember what had happened, or how long it went on for. A year later, and about 50-60 more quality fights, I was able to mentally walk into the situation knowing I was going to dominate. My legs are still shakey after the fact, but never before.

Bodies will learn to deal with adrenaline in dfferent ways. If anyone is interested in the medical/physical aspect of an adrenaline rush and the adrenaline dump after the mental or physical stimulous is gone, I have quite a bit of information.
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