Is it possible to tap into your Adrenaline?

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   Posted 8/13/2009 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Like without being in a panicked state or heavy situation?
For example, Would I be able to accesses my Adrenaline if I were to be doing nothing.
If I wanted to run really fast, can I some how tap into this? Like using steroids just without the side effects? Adrenaline rush refers to an activity of the adrenal gland in a fight-or-flight response, when it is releasing adrenaline (epinephrine). A chronic hyper-adrenaline is a common symptom of an anxiety disorder, but in some cases it may be due to phaeochromocytoma, a tumour in the adrenal medulla. An adrenaline rush causes the muscles to perform fermentation at an increased rate improving strength. So with this known, can I activate this state without being in it?

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   Posted 8/13/2009 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning DTrotter,

Your body  does not have that capability of tapping into your adrenal glands. If humans could do this, the Olympics would have records that are 3x of what they are now.

The reason we do not tap into this is because our muscles are up to scale in strength as far as the bones are. When you are having an adrenaline rush, your bones are 5x more susceptible to breaking do to the force of the muscle onto the bone.

I hope this helps answer your question.

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   Posted 8/14/2009 3:45 AM (GMT -6)   
DTrotter9 said...
Like without being in a panicked state or heavy situation?
For example, Would I be able to accesses my Adrenaline if I were to be doing nothing.
If I wanted to run really fast, can I some how tap into this?
I wish! Ive often thought that, but as Kitt has wisely pointed out- we just cant. Glad to know Im not the only one that has pondered this- Ive imagined using the adrenaline as a 'super power'!
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   Posted 8/15/2009 1:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Kitts right.  I'm living proof.  I performed feats I didn't know possible during a riot situation at my old job and while I did a great job, I got a hairline fracture on my shoulder bone. 
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   Posted 8/15/2009 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   
That is very interesting indeed! I did not know that stuff! So, is it more possible to pull a muscle when your having an adrenalin rush? Like during a panic attack or even just a time of high anxiety? Every time I try to help somebody move something or I pick up something heavy, I get a sharp pain in my back and it stays sore for a day or 2. Doc says maybe a pulled muscle. I'm almost always in a high anxiety state when I'm awake! I think thats why I sleep so soundly. But could you be more likely to pull a muscle when your having a panic attack?
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