Why are we

For years, psychologists have been unable to explain human snarling when exercising sports or doing heavy work. So, why do we do this?

From the perspective of science, the sound "growls" comes when people "breathe out when fully closed or part of vocal cords on the larynx" , Professor Dennis O'Connel of Psychotherapy , Holland University, Texas University of Science and Mathematics affirmed.

The vocal cords are 2 strips of open muscle tissue into the trachea. When we inhale, the vocal cords are opened and stretched, creating a "suction" sound. When the person breathes out and the vocal cords are closed, "You will hear an unpleasant noise".

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That is the nature of a man-made growl. Why do we create this sound when practicing?

Psychologists are still debating on this issue. Some people say that snarling when working hard will help improve the performance of people. Other experts say this is just a futile "trying to show".

Belisa Vranich, a psychologist at Willspace, a New York practice facility, said that creating a growling sound when practicing is a natural and necessary physical reflex every time you give up . "Think about playing tennis. When you hit the ball, you can hardly control it and don't growl."

And you should growl too, because doing so will increase your strength: "You will lift more weight, hit harder and throw farther" . When we stand up or lift or lift weights, we will breathe in and temporarily stop breathing for a moment. In this way, our middle body will work together, creating a ball of pressure in the abdomen and help the body become stable to stabilize and protect the spine from injury.

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These pressures will be born in our bodies. When we breathe out, "The release of energy without snarling is almost impossible," Vranich said.

Scientists have yet to find out whether a sharp and sharp scream or a growl will release better energy when playing tennis and weightlifting, but this is probably a signal from the functional brain part. respiration to the part of the brain that controls muscle function.

When we squeeze air out of the respiratory system, the brain sends information to the muscles, stimulating some muscle groups or reducing inhibition, or both. As a result, muscle performance will increase.

For years, psychologists have been unable to explain human snarling when exercising sports or doing heavy work. So, why do we do this?


The benefit of practicing growl has been demonstrated by a recent study. O'Connel's students discovered that snarling when playing tennis would increase the hit rate and increase the speed by 4.5 miles per hour. This result is completely independent of whether the player often snarls when practicing, about whether they are male or female or their thoughts about growling while practicing.

While the snarling action will increase the effectiveness of practice, abuse of this action will be uncomfortable for the gym. Sounds that sound very "interesting" will help the practitioner have a stronger psychology and may even cause psychological threats to the opponents.

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Serena Williams' breaths and growls are likened to "the sound of a drill from across the street"

The benefits of snarling while exercising are more psychological than physiological. Therefore, the controversy about whether to allow or prohibit is near the end of the tennis courts and gym room has not ended yet.

For example, in 2006, a bodybuilder who was kicked out of the Planet Fitness room in the United States snarled too loudly, violating the club's "no growl" law. Shortly thereafter, a man in the Equinox gym, New York, was even attacked because of his "guilt" growling in the gym.

O'Connel noted that the snarling behavior will increase energy when exercising . However, he also said that humans can control this sound, not to mention some other breathing techniques that will help create the same force and activity levels. "Squeezing air out of the airways without creating unpleasant sounds will help create the same energy as growling," O'Connel said.

The professor also said that there are currently many parents who are teaching their children how to growl when exercising. If you can be trained to growl when you practice, you can also easily learn how to breathe out without needing to " overly " growling.

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