My friend Shane Fazen has fought Muay Thai in Thailand, competed in boxing, and has even challenged himself in some MMA smokers.
In this conversation he and I talk about how to manage fear and adrenaline when you’re competing or in a fight.
Specific topics include
- What happens to your body when you experience the fight or flight reflex,
- How to use an adrenaline dump to your advantage,
- What you can expect in your few competitions,
- Why people get tired so quickly in competition,
- Exactly how to use visualisation and meditation to lower your heart rate and stay calm,
- Steps to actually fight the way you train,
- And more…
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – stuff like this is incredibly important for self defense too! Your most important tool in a real life situation is your brain; you need to keep on thinking and evaluating, and not just have everything go black.
This is why doing a few competitions and getting used to dealing with fear and adrenaline in a relatively safe context is such a useful tool for getting you ready for self defense in the real world.
You can listen to my talk with Shane in the video below, or in podcast form (scroll down below the video for those links)…
Managing Fear and Adrenaline in Podcast Form
To listen to this conversation you could press play on the embedded audio player below, but then you might miss out on future episodes, wouldn’t you?
So the best thing to do is to subscribe to The Strenuous Life Podcast using the podcast player that you almost certainly already have on your phone!
(For example, if you have an iPhone then it’s the purple app with the antenna-like thing in it. Just click the Apple Podcasts link below and it should open up that app for you.)
Here are the links to find the podcast on various players (This is episode 152)…
- Apple Podcasts (the purple app on your iPhone)
- Google Podcasts (the new google podcast app)
- Spotify (it’s free)
- Google Play
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