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Prime Yourself To Throw Hard By Summoning Superhuman Strength | Dan Blewett

Submitted by on January 23, 2011 – 5:33 pm

I remember seeing a news story a long time ago about a car that crashed through the window of a convenience store and came to rest on top of a young girl, just to be lifted off her by a passerby. There are similar stories across the country, including this one here about an ordinary father who did the same thing. These people are admittedly not Olympic powerlifters, nor do they throw around huge weights everyday at the steelyard. Rather, they are ordinary people, able to summon extraordinary strength because of the nervous system and hormonal changes that occur when one is placed in an extremely stressful or dangerous situation. Ever been chased by bees? You probably ran faster at that moment than you ever will again.

Pardon the proper english, but the strength in these dire situation arises from hormones, like adrenaline, which flood into the system and provide increased muscle strength. These hormones are signals that increased strength is necessary for immediate survival. But by what mechanism does muscle strength increase, you ask?

It has a lot to do with increasing motor unit recruitment and overriding golgi tendon organs. Let’s discuss:

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