Mitigating Adrenaline Dump Effects
I've been thinking really deeply recently about handling adrenaline dump, because I am preparing for a BJJ comp and will fight amateur Thai early next year. It is one of those things that is often quoted as being the reason a fighter fails, that they can't handle the adrenaline dump.
It sounds stupid, but I have a lot of faith in my training, I train 6 days a week with top class coaches and spar with people much better than me so I'm fairly confident, so much so that the only thing I am really concerned about is the AD on the day.
Now, I'm aware that meditation can assist in calming the adrenal gland's response so that it only releases a small amount compared to a massive amount, but I was wondering if there was maybe a way to replicate, simulate or stimulate an AD in training. You know, get the feeling long before the big night and train under that feeling so that when it happens, it is already natural. So that the body learns to deal with the hit.
From my rudimentary understanding of life, the universe and everything, there is synthetic adrenaline available by prescription for severe allergic reactions, or in an emergency situation (drug overdose?). Maybe I'm getting all my information from movies and the like, but isn't an Epipen (sp?) an adrenaline shot? Could that be used as a training tool?
So I was wondering if anyone had or knows of anyone who has experimented with synthetic adrenaline in training in order to mitigate the loss of motor skills inherent in an adrenaline dump?