Perhaps this should be in training thread?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mac66, 10 Mar 2008.

  1. Mac66

    Mac66 Senior Member

    I saw Braniac the other day.

    Mr Tickle showed that if you put your thumb in your mouth, make a seal round it and blow, but ensuring no air escape, it lowers your heart rate. Something to do with stimulation of the vagus nerve.

    So will this catch on as the latest training tip for cyclists who's HR is maxing out?

    Imagine, a chain gang of thumb suckers!
  2. The vagus nerve is the one that can make you pass out when peeing, isn't it?
  3. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    I will try this tonight with the wife. I might sustitute the thumb with something else:evil:
  4. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    DEFINE / explain...[?]

  5. OP

    Mac66 Senior Member

    Don't know. But do you pass out often:biggrin:
  6. OP

    Mac66 Senior Member

    Yeah can see it now. Err excuse me missus just want to try a cycle training technique.:evil:
  7. Yeah it only happens to blokes. The act of peeing can put pressure on the vagus (I think) nerve, which slows the heart rate so much that you can actually pass out. It happened to my husband once, who has a naturally slower heart rate anyway. He just crashed over backwards mid-pee. I know a couple of other guys who have experienced this too.
  8. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Was it after 8 pints of old fart special ?
  9. No he was sober.
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    i actually managed to put it away, so to speak, before heading to the bedroom and falling down the stairs. i next can recall lying on the floor, listening to my wife saying "he's coming round" and thinking that it was an odd time of night to be inviting folk over.
  11. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Never mind putting your thumb in your mouth on a chainy - i'm trying to breath outta my arse the majority of the time, as well as the mouth.
  12. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Now I understand why I had to do it the laydee way when I 1st went on meds for blood pressure as I kept fainting
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Passing out when having a pee, a likely story, it's most probably the fact that you've drunk too much beer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    THe vagus nerve connects brain, heart, lungs and stomach. One effect that the vagus nerve has, and I think we have all experienced it, is the 'ice cream headache' What happens if you eat ice cream fast? The other well known effect is if someone falls into cold water and the heart stops due to vagal inhibition,
  15. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    ... as opposed to the Vegas nerve, which makes you dress up as Elvis, and go "uh-huh"
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