Anxiety Observation Report

The first type of anxiety I felt was trait anxiety. I had never climbed before in my life prior to this class. In addition to having no prior experience with climbing I am scared of heights. I felt anxiety as soon as it was announced that we would be climbing the rock wall. I was very uneasy in the days leading up to our first climb. The second form of anxiety I felt was state anxiety. As soon as I started to climb I felt the feeling of dread rise up within me. When I first started climbing I could feel the butterfly’s building up in the pit of my stomach. My physiological anxiety did not kick in until I actually started to climb. My muscles were tensed do to the stress I was experiencing. My hands were a little unsteady compared to …show more content…
Fast oxidative fibers use some aerobic and some anaerobic glycolysis. Fast oxidative fibers need a high amount of myoglobin content. I don’t think it is fast glycolytic because it involves very intense short-term movements that are not employed in the specific exercise of rock climbing. It is definitely not slow oxidative fibers because climbing is too fast paced. The cause of muscle fatigue at this point is not fully understood. Most evidence points to problems in excitation-contraction coupling. During a contraction availability of ATP declines, but most of the time a muscle never completely runs out of ATP. Muscle fatigue could be caused by the terminal cisterna not having enough Ca2+ to continue with the contraction. Another cause of muscle fatigue could be damage to the sarcoplasmic reticulum. When the Sarcoplasmic reticulum becomes damaged, they must be repaired by repolarization. While repairing the Sarcoplasmic reticulum the muscle is unable to contract, which definitely correlates to muscle fatigue. Loss of oxygen while climbing causes me breath heavily at times. My body is breathing heavily to try and make up for oxygen lost while

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