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Withdrawal and submission


Emotional state

  • Body and mind is fatigued
  • Loss of excitement
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Submission

Function of stage

  • Preserve energy

Muscle reactions in withdrawal and submission

  • The body is fatigued, unable to fight
  • Diaphragm begins to descend
  • The chest collapses
  • Muscles of the anterior abdominal wall collapses, draging down muscles of the chest and esophagus

Muscles relevant to withdrawal and submission