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How to stop screaming during final sprints

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:08 pm
by Herbsman
I need help - I find it difficult not to scream when I sprint at the end of a race. I feel I can't get the full power without screaming. And also the screaming helps me to ignore the pain in my legs. Has anyone else had this problem and how, if at all, have you overcome it?

Re: How to stop screaming during final sprints

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:21 pm
by xrodolfox
Problem?
Why is it a problem?

I've read that vocalizing has really positive physiological effects on performance.

I don't vocalize when I race/sprint, but I certainly do after I finish a set. It feels great, and it harms no one... especially if I finish strong.

What's the problem with your screams?

Re: How to stop screaming during final sprints

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:35 pm
by NatB
My thoughts exactly! Whats the problem? There's always lots of screaming and shouting in my gym :)

Re: How to stop screaming during final sprints

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:49 am
by JohnBarleycorn
Well, at the end of a race, surrounded by sixty riders, I can see that might be a problem !

Its the first time I have heard of it, at any level. For me, I was always too knackered at the end of a race, to shout or scream. If you are sprinting on the limit, how are you able to scream ?

Haven't got a solution though, other than keep your mouth shut ! :D

Re: How to stop screaming during final sprints

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:28 pm
by xrodolfox
Tennis players vocalize all the time. Swimmers... not so much.

Re: How to stop screaming during final sprints

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:35 pm
by Konstantin
All my lift Pbs are much less if they only count without the word 'arse' being used. 'Arse' is worth at least 12 kg.

If you're that concerned can you turn it into a more acceptable grunt or growl? If I picture 'screaming' I imagine a high pitched squeal that's going to get everyone calling the ambulance, maybe it needs adapting.

Re: How to stop screaming during final sprints

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:34 pm
by JP
[quote="xrodolfox"]Tennis players vocalize all the time. Swimmers... not so much.


Lol!

Strength sports, martial arts, track and field etc too.

If you feel it's helping, why not.

If it's just theatrics, then better not :)

Re: How to stop screaming during final sprints

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:46 pm
by xrodolfox
Actually, my fellow swimmers note that after every set, hard or not, I let out a HUGE "Uuarrfff" sigh and blow out water like a whale through a blowhole. It keeps me going, and I often can do more than my lane mates. I feel like I leave a bit of the tiredness behind when I let out some noise and water.