The Adrenaline Jimmies

The Adrenaline Jimmies are not to be confused with the Jimmy Legs described here by Jon Stewart:

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I have a hypothesis that strength training does something to an individual’s capacity to produce adrenaline. This is an excellent perk when you regularly attempt maximum effort barbell movements, but when you’re drinking your morning coffee and the front door slowly opens (ghost?! robber?!), a similar response is elicited.

Pupils dilate, heart rate spikes, respiration increases, and the _real_ fight or flight response takes place.

The moral of this story, I guess, is don’t leave the front door unlatched on a windy morning. The whole-body Jimmies have been going strong for a good twenty minutes now.

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January 31, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Reading. Leave a comment.