This is a quick & quality read from the folks down at Invictus.
3..2..1… “Wait I Gotta Pee!”
Ever wonder why nature comes knocking at the sound of “3…2…1…GO”?
Just when you are about to bust out your muscle dance, your bladder decides to butt in and throw off your fitness schedule. Ugh! Such a pain.
Well, I’m here to tell you that you have a little “immediate onset anxiety-wee” (IOAW).
It’s not really a condition, I just made that up; however your anxiety can really make you feel like you need to use the John. This is simply because when your body goes into “fight or flight” mode certain functions are seen as less important to control by the brain. Keeping your pee in isn’t exactly super important to your brain if you are being chased by a lion or bear for example.
Your brain will say, “AH! Run! Leave everything behind!” This is essentially what is happening when your coach starts the clock. You know you are about to enter the pain cave and your anxiety triggers a fight or flight response in your brain.
So next time you have a case of the nervous wiz, never fear! Your fight or flight response is probably just super on point! But if your fear stems from something else – peeing in the middle of the workout, then check out Double-Unders and Peeing: The Power of the Kegel by Invictus Coach Nichole DeHart on how to combat that separate issue.
In the meantime, you might check out this underwear which could come in quite handy!