nerves before training

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  1. VegasFighter**

    VegasFighter** Brown Belt

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    Seems like everytime i leave work to go Roll at my gym, i get this nervous, anxiety feeling, i cant explain. I dont know why i'm nervous, or what i'm even nervous about.

    does anyone else get this?? or even know what i'm talking about.
     
  2. 2om30

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    yep, i get all choked up and start like coughing, like mean butterfiles in my stomach.........I turned it around and thought about it as being exicted to go train! BTW deep breathing helps too.
     
  3. VTJas81

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    Same, glad im not the only one
     
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    I thought I was the only one too, everytime I go train I used to think what the fuck is going on. But as soon I start rolling I'm fine!
     
  5. Steeltwo

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    that goes away with time.

    takes a few months.
     
  6. codysweet02

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    I get this too, ive been trainin for about a month and i still get it. For me i think it is just because im not that good yet and im not in very good shape so its hard. Also everyone else at my gym is quite a bit more experienced. I figure once i start to get a little better and get in better shape i will be less nervous. ALso once Cal Poly gets in there will be alot more beginners who know less then me so i will finnal be able to tap someone out instead of getting choked 10x a session.
     
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    Because you are focused on winning and losing, not on getting better.
     
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    Been training about 3 months and I get the exact same thing. Like others have said it subsides as soon as class starts for me.

    I'm wondering what my first competition will feel like :icon_cry2
     
  9. Stoic1

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    If you feel that way 3 months into training than you are going to shit yourself at your first competition.
     
  10. Rip Van Winkle

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    I did my first couple of times since I didn't know anyone but after training for awhile and meeting most of the regulars...my "nervousness" went away.
     
  11. TapDG

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    Never really had it..Just was always excited and couldnt wait to get to the gym from my first day..The guys at my gym are really relaxed and alot about learning and teaching which is a good atmosphere
     
  12. Ghost_armlock

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    Yeah,when i'm going i feel anxiuos and nervous just like you,but when i'm on my way home after the train i feel i'm enjoy very much myself,even if i get tapped by some less experience guy, or i am tired as hell,i feel i ALWAYS learn something or improve,even a little bit.And this,reward me of anything :D
     
  13. johil d'o

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    I've always had a touch of it -- much more so in my first year of training. It's worn off to some degree (it's been 3 years doing BJJ for goodness sake!), but it's still there some times. I think it's an ego problem concerning fear of losing or something of that sort. I've always had that when playing competitive sports or taking college exams, etc. It is unrelated to how good or bad I am.

    I need to shake that off, but wonder if I'll ever attain that zen state. Still working on it, however...
     
  14. Odium

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    I hade it when I stepped up from beginners group to intermediate, but then I rolled a few times and realised that they were better, but not invincible, and it went away.
     
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    My gym has a fantastic atmosphere. Nobody is out there to hurt you or to prove how tough they are. All guys are there to learn and nobody is rolling like they're in the ADCC finals.

    I, though very inexperienced (<2 months of BJJ), still get the oppurtunity to roll with the competition fighters because I know they won't hurt me intentionally.

    I still get nervous sometimes but not really. I guess the only thing I'm worried about is getting injured or just looking stupid. Oh well, it's still all fun.
     
  16. Big Red

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    I dunno, mine is more excitement. Afterall, its all about sparring, I mean the warm up & learning new moves is cool, but you just can't beat some good sparring.
     
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    The man speaks the truth. Go to learn and have fun in training. Go to fight and win when you compete.
     
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    When I first started, for the first couple weeks I would always get anxious and butterfly stomach before training. I would get really stonefaced on the way to class because I was trying to compose myself because I felt like I was going to jump out of my skin.

    Like guys are saying above, it was a mixture of worrying about "winning" and "losing", and just being nervous about the intensity of the sport.

    But once class got started, I would be too busy training to worry any more. The feeling went away all together after a while, once training became a regular routine.

    Just relax and try to enjoy yourself.
     
  19. kneecompression

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    i get nervous when i know i'm outta shape, like yesterday i went back after being off for about 3 weeks, and i was a nervous wreck. i hate how i feel when i gas, and i gassed really bad when i was rolling with the instructor.


    i get really excited for each class when i'm in shape though, which sometimes feels like being nervous
     
  20. anthony27

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    Your mind subconciously realizes what you are about to do and the body's fight or flight response turns on. Your body is just getting ready to go into fight mode. Even though you are just heading in for training. As soon as you feel it comming you should remebmer to take a deep breath and quietly say yourself
    'it's alright' you can even say it outloud.
    No worries... it is a completely normal physiological response. For me it ususally happens right before I hit the door to the building to where i train. I've learned to aquire a strange appreciation for that feeling instead of rejecting it and thinking there's something wrong.
     

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