Has any one ever tried using physical exhaustion to simulate stress for training? Maybe this is a common practice or a bad idea long disproven and dismissed but it is something I have been thinking about lately.
In the classes I have taken, stress was acheived in a more literal sense by the demands of the course. The instrucor and difficulties of the course of fire created a sort of pressure that had us (the students) stressed. But when I exert myself to the point of exhaustion ( say sprinting to the point of failure) my physical symptoms resemble those associated with life threatening fear. Atleast as I under stand them. Rapid heart beat, shaking hands and loss of fine motor skills, lack of clearity of thought, nauseau, etc... Thats the way I feel when I really push myself, physically. I also remember feeling similar when I was mugged at gun point before I carried. Any way...
I remember getting pretty beat during the drills but nothing like the kind of exhaustion Im talking about. So, I guess I was hoping to run this passed you guys and find out what you thought. I practice at a private sandpit so I dont have to worry about making an ***** out of myself in front of too many people ( doubt I could get away with such antics at the club). Im not worried about. wasting time but I dont want to develope any training scars.
Do you folks think I should put it in play or just keep saving up for more real training?