Masturbating before or after workouts

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14 Apr 2012, 5:08 pm

is it healthy?


Im Muslim so i shouldnt anyway, but hypothetically speaking..


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14 Apr 2012, 5:17 pm

Mark Rippetoe on this subject.

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When asked if masturbation or sex hinders strength:
Yes, it does. Never do either. Ever. Not if you want to be strong like bull.



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14 Apr 2012, 5:29 pm

This needs to be moved to the Adult folder.


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14 Apr 2012, 5:42 pm

Tim_Tex wrote:
This needs to be moved to the Adult folder.



See age.


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14 Apr 2012, 5:52 pm

A few hours afterward.


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14 Apr 2012, 9:07 pm

Some people have different opinions on this. I know a lot of professional fighters in MMA actually have sex or masturbate an hour before a fight, also soccer and baseball too. Some coaches even recommend it. I've never done it so I have no opinion. Some feel it relaxes the mind and body, so it makes a bit of sense. Many people, coaches too, say not to masturbate and if you do do it only once a week or it can hinder performance if you are training or fighting. They believe you have the most testosterone in your body after around a week or so of no masturbation, thus you will feel more vibrant, while other believe it's just good to get it out and be done with it rather than be a distraction, say if you are very horny. Like a lot of people, they think it is better to just be happy, and not resist because that can cause tension. This is just what I've heard about the male gender. I think people should just do what feels right for them, and if you do make sure to wash your hands.


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14 Apr 2012, 9:15 pm

Gravechylde wrote:
A few hours afterward.


This.

Everyone is different but beforehand just takes too much testosterone out of the system to allow for effective exercise. A good workout takes a lot out of your body so a few hours of recovery is about perfect before exercising that other muscle. :wink:



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15 Apr 2012, 2:36 am

If you really want it, you are going to hit those weights with good intensity no matter how tired you are.



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15 Apr 2012, 8:06 am

i read on here a week or so ago that masturbating increases testosterone. so... does it increase or decrease testosterone levels?

also, testosterone is only a small part of what's going on in the body



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15 Apr 2012, 11:49 am

conan wrote:
i read on here a week or so ago that masturbating increases testosterone. so... does it increase or decrease testosterone levels?

also, testosterone is only a small part of what's going on in the body

Here's an article about it:
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/does-se ... muscle.htm

It basically says don't stop masturbating/having sex, just don't do it before a workout.
Which would also include directly after so you still have your normal levels of testosterone while recovering.


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15 Apr 2012, 1:07 pm

conan wrote:
i read on here a week or so ago that masturbating increases testosterone. so... does it increase or decrease testosterone levels?

also, testosterone is only a small part of what's going on in the body


I may have been the one you heard say that.

Really, it depends on what studies you read.


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15 Apr 2012, 2:40 pm

snapcap wrote:
conan wrote:
i read on here a week or so ago that masturbating increases testosterone. so... does it increase or decrease testosterone levels?

also, testosterone is only a small part of what's going on in the body


I may have been the one you heard say that.

Really, it depends on what studies you read.


thanks! i'm interested because i find it to be relevant to me :D
i do notice i am more tired out after lot's of masturbating but that could be down lot's of things other than testosterone too. it feels more like a mental tiredness but one that relates to physical cant be assed ness. i guess what wolfheart says feels true to me. if i really want to i can but maybe i don't have the same motivation