2016.08.25 CSCS Daily Study Question:
Although you’re a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in your university’s weight room, you’ve learned not to correct people’s form when you exercise at the local Globo Gym. Out of the corner of your eye, you see a guy deadlifting with a large amount of weight. Immediately before his first repetition, he performs the Valsalva maneuver and holds his breath through the entire set. Upon completion of his set, the guy puts the bar down, passes out, and lands flat on his back. You lean over and tell your husband that (for safety reasons) the breath-holding phase of the Valsalva maneuver should only be __________ seconds at most.
(A) 1 – 2
(B) 2 – 3
(C) 3 – 4
(D) 4 – 5
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(A) 1 – 2
The Valsalva maneuver is expiring against a closed glottis which increases torso rigidity. However, the increase in intra-abdominal pressure can cause blood pressure to spike resulting in dizziness and possible blackouts.
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning 3rd edition p. 328
Here’s another video of just random people passing out if that’s your thing.
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2016.08.25 CSCS Daily Study Question