Do you yawn while sitting at the gate?

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8/20/2018 6:21 AM

I saw Marv doing it this weekend. Even with plenty of sleep I always do too, thought I was wierd.

Do you yawn while sitting at the gate?

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8/20/2018 6:25 AM

It's a reflex from being nervous

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8/20/2018 6:26 AM

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8/20/2018 6:51 AM

Yes! I swear I thought I was the only person who did this!laughing

My dad used to get pissed at me when I raced bmx because I’d be yawning in staging.dizzy

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8/20/2018 7:00 AM

Its also the bodys way of regulating oxygen if needed, so it doesn't always mean tired.

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8/20/2018 7:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/20/2018 7:07 AM

He probably saw someone else yawn first, weird how that works

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8/20/2018 7:20 AM

Not every race but it has happened before. I’m definitely yawning now though because of this damn thread!

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8/20/2018 7:57 AM

Only when thinking about your mom.

Ask stupid questions, get stupid answers.

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8/20/2018 8:01 AM

This thread made me yawn. Not the topic, the concept. I just thought 7am practice did it after three hours of driving.

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

8/20/2018 8:11 AM

Hoseclamp wrote:

I saw Marv doing it this weekend. Even with plenty of sleep I always do too, thought I was wierd.

I thought I was the only one who has trouble staying awake on the gate.
Rarely have I felt nervous/anxious on a starting gate, but I often feel sleepy.

Once, I was putting on my helmet and my buddy sneaks up behind me and slaps me on the shoulders: "QUIT FUCKING AROUND! GO GET A HOLESHOT!"

He startled me. You either get scared or pissed off when you're startled.
I got pissed off because he interrupted my pre-race relaxed mindset.

Being pissed off got me a holeshot. I was on a 125, in the 30+ class that day.

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8/20/2018 8:28 AM

Yawning is relaxing. I can yawn on queue any time I want to.

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8/20/2018 9:09 AM

TXDirt wrote:

Yawning is relaxing. I can yawn on queue any time I want to.

I do it in front of the GF and when she yawns I stick my finger in her mouth. Shes a biter, so I'm only willing to lose a finger.

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8/20/2018 9:28 AM

AJ565 wrote:

I do it in front of the GF and when she yawns I stick my finger in her mouth. Shes a biter, so I'm only willing to lose a ...more

Same! There will be no peace in our home

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

8/20/2018 10:19 AM

Yes, but only when racing 4-strokes.

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8/20/2018 12:35 PM

Adrenaline dump. .

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8/20/2018 2:12 PM

theres a video somewhere of Hannah yawning while sitting at the gate

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8/20/2018 3:58 PM

AJ565 wrote:

Its also the bodys way of regulating oxygen if needed, so it doesn't always mean tired.

This.

Anxiety/nervousness can cause abbreviated breaths. Typically, a nominal difference that isn't really noticeable and the body's physiological, instinctual "correction", is to yawn to make up for these lapses in complete oxygenation exchange.

I looked into this long ago because I did it too.

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Preparation+Opportunity=Luck.

8/20/2018 4:27 PM

EnvyMedia wrote:

It's a reflex from being nervous

That’s me for sure, I also cough.

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8/20/2018 4:48 PM

I used to do this a lot and put it down to nerves.

Not a stupid question to anyone who's ever been on a line.

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8/20/2018 5:20 PM

Yawning is a reflexive motion that delivers a large slug of oxygen when the brain is demanding more than the body’s physiological state is delivering.

Thus you yawn in the morning when you wake - brain activity increases quickly but the body is still moving out of sleep phase. Then at night when you want to keep your brain focussed on an activity like watching TV but your body is slowing down for bed.

I do it all the time when I’m nervous about something. My nervous state causes my brain activity to spike but my body is still regulating my breathing normally...resulting in a yawn.

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8/22/2018 1:39 PM

There are numerous theories behind yawning. Most have been stated. I have also heard that you yawn when your body wants to wake up. The air you inhale is usually cooler than your body temperature and the coolness helps to excite/invigorate your mind/body.

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In an infinite universe, anything is possible!

8/22/2018 1:47 PM

Used to when I was a teenager. Since returning to racing this year (at 33), no I don't.

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James

8/22/2018 2:00 PM

Matil is keeping him up at night with the kitty mill she is running in their house... laughing

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8/22/2018 2:11 PM

My dogs yawn just before being fed every time. I guess it's the same thing blink

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