Shaking while stressed

Recently I have come to the awareness that I start getting severe shakes whenever I'm in a stressful situation.
I do a lot of dry fire practice, and I've gotten pretty good at getting my gun up and on target, but if I were ever in some sort of situation where I had to use it, I worry that the shaking would ruin my accuracy and ergonomic ability.
Does anyone else have this issue?
Can it be solved? How do you even practice around something like this?
How do people in the military deal with stuff like this?

250 Piece Survival Gear First Aid Kit

LifeStraw Water Filter for Hiking and Preparedness

250 Piece Survival Gear First Aid Kit

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you ever have to shoot somebody it's overwhelmingly likely you'll be close enought to touch them. So if you're shaking so badly that you'll miss from that distance… don't carry a gun

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The shake is because you can't naturally act. You're trying to control your reactions while your entire evolutionary history is telling you to fight or flight. When you give your body the green light to kill you'll be fine.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I can't naturally act when I go to the grocery store or pharmacy. Should I give the green light to kill?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The shaking is a side effect of the adrenaline. You can't really make it go away 100% when something happens that dumps a bunch of adrenaline into your body suddenly.

    Something that might help is sprinting around to get your heart rate up, then dropping and doing enough push-ups until your muscles fatigue enough to create shaking in your hands, then taking 3-5 shots as fast as possible on a human size silhouette 7-15 yards away.

    This will give you an idea of how well you might do in a real life shooting, and if you practice a drill like this enough times, you'll be able to better fight through the effects of an adrenaline dump in a real life situation.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    in my public speaking class, my professor said shaking was caused by a drop in oxygen, since many people hyperventilate when nervous. so he recommended controlled breathing. thats the myth i was told.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Might be something to that. My breathing gets tight& short when I'm struck by anxiety& adrenaline

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    5 flawless replies what is happening

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Recently I have come to the awareness that I start getting severe shakes whenever I'm in a stressful situation.
    Just adrenaline. It'd be strange if you didn't

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I figure it's adrenaline.
      In the most severe case I've experienced (I thought I was going to end up in a fight) major muscle groups would sporadically twitch for 5-10 minutes after the event had ended.
      I just see stuff like soldiers clearing trenches and I feel like I would be so shaky in that situation that I'd be useless. I don't know how they do it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Practice, practice, practice. Typically they're accustomed to it enough so they experience that stuff after the fact.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Thresholds and tolerance.
        Do adrenaline-inducing shit to build up your baseline.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's quite possible that your standard day-to-day levels of stress are already higher than you realise, which may be bringing on the shakes more easily in situations that might otherwise not be that stressful.

    I started getting the shakes a year or two ago. I also have alexithymia, which means I'm not totally aware of my emotional state until it reaches significant extremes, meaning I stay calm as a cucumber until a tipping point makes me into a dumb angry sperg. Once I realised the shakes are a physical manifestation of my emotional state I found them to be quite useful in making lifestyle adjustments and figuring out when to step back from a situation, or when I simply need to get better amounts of regular sleep and food.

    In other words, learn to work with it, don't fight it. You'll be better in a high stress situation that requires a firearm if the rest of your life isn't already causing your internal bucket of emotions to overflow with stress.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    also overall muscle fiber density.

    Basically you've got b***h arms.

    Do climbing or weightlifting. Your muscle fibers are "dry-firing" due to the overabundance of adrenaline because the fibers are so small.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Basically you've got b***h arms.
      >Your muscle fibers are "dry-firing" due to the overabundance of adrenaline because the fibers are so small.
      I am skinny as frick so this sounds plausible

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Don't let the PrepHole gays bully you. After 25yr of being a skinny plank my metabolism recently hit a brick wall and I packed on 30lbs in 2yrs. It ain't 30lbs of muscle either. Enjoy the easy skinny life while it lasts

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Bullshit I know guys in their 50s and 60s that are learn and capable. The trick is walk don't drive and eat one meal a day and frick regularly.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Lifestyle has a lot to do with it. Staying active& keeping the carbs down are really the two things that will keep you lean. Active doesn't even mean gym 5+ days per week; just stay in motion really. For me it's been a steep adhustment period - used to be able to eat big plates of pasta or rice everyday and wouldn't gain a pound. By the time I realizzed the easy train was ended, it had caught up with me. Changed my eating but my career has hampered my physical activity levels
            >inb4 excuses excuses fatass
            I know I know

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Bullshit
            Heh. Just wait,kiddo; you'll see

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Adrenaline (epinephrine) makes your muscles shake, pits sweat, hair stand on end, heart rate and BP go up, blood sugar go up, and a few other things. Tgis gets released when you perceive (key word) a stressor/threat. So you basically just have to chill. But that begs the question of why you get anxious, what causes it what helps--therapist shit, though you can obviously figure it out just by thinking.

    Meditation is very helpful for this. Helps regulate your sympathetic (fight and flight) nervous system. Yoga and exercise too. Drugs don't help much, though some of the SSRI's help (escitalopram) and some bets blockers like propranolol are used specifically to keep HR and shaking under control.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Recently I have come to the awareness that I start getting severe shakes whenever I'm in a stressful situation.
      Just adrenaline. It'd be strange if you didn't

      The shake is because you can't naturally act. You're trying to control your reactions while your entire evolutionary history is telling you to fight or flight. When you give your body the green light to kill you'll be fine.

      No, I get a woody

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If you get a boner when you shoot someone that's not normal, anon

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Can it be solved?
    Yeah learn to zen out.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you're just b***hmade fr fr
    (I am also, this shit happens way too easily lately)

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Take a daily B-12 that dissolves under the tongue. Helps the shakes and minor tremors. Managing the stress and adrenaline is tough, steady breathing helps. In 1 thousand, 2 thousand then out 1 thousand, 2 Thousand.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How do people in the military deal with stuff like this?
    Usually they just shout at you.

    ?si=1hQ-v2aGIMnaM6NO&t=51
    If you've watched the Magpul Dynamics era instructionals you'd see people fumble reloads or malfunction clearings and the instructors would get beside them and either start asking questions like jerks or scream "DON'T FRICK IT UP NOW!" and the performance anxiety kicks in and they start to fumble even more.
    You can simulate ways to increase your stress levels but nothing beats the real thing. I trained around a year and a half of martial arts before my first fight, and I experienced the loss of motor skills. And the techniques I drilled more often (jab and low kick) were the ones I could perform under stress, while everything else I threw came out wonky and I'd get countered. Coach was in my corner telling me to throw the right hand too, I did it and got clocked, so I jabbed my way to a decision. Long story short despite frequent training and sparring, it took 8 fights for me to get stress inoculated.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    my heart palpitates when I go out into the cold at night or go driving after midnight, I don't know what it means.
    I know my dad has had an irregular heartbeat his whole life.
    it gets so bad that my legs will start shaking.
    it never does this during daylight hours or when I am home and I can't connect it to stress.
    does anyone know what to make of it?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >palpitates
      maybe a better word to describe it is fluttering

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-arrhythmia/symptoms-causes/syc-20350668 don't die Anon

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i dont think there is a treatment for this but what is the process of me getting it atleast examined by a doctor because I do not want to have a stroke, I work on a farm in the hottest humidest place in the country and people drop dead very commonly here from strokes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe see a cardiologist?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah you should probably get that checked out dude

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone gets shaky post-adrenaline dump. You probably wont notice the shaking until after the shooting is done

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is why militaries drill their soldiers. Because in a stressful situation, muscle memory and training takes over rational action.

    Surprised at the moronic replies thus far, probably the same idiots that are sure they're going to shoot that home invader despite never drilling for it.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I get the urge to shit during job interviews or when in other stressful social situations. Could be worse OP. At the end of the day we're animals pretending to be human.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *