Closed Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: Sex detrimental to progress?

  1. #1

    Default Sex detrimental to progress?

    Does sex/masturbation have a negative effect on gaining strength? Does it decrease the amount of protein your body has? Or is all just an old wives tale?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    27,302

    Default

    Yes, it does. Never do either. Ever. Not if you want to be strong like bull.
    Sex detrimental to progress?


  3. #3

    Default

    Ok, I believe you (because you are Mark Rippetoe), but please give me some scientific and anecdotal evidence.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Denver CO
    Posts
    6,430

    Default

    Mark,

    I'm guessing this is one of the reasons you stopped competing.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    27,302

    Default

    It is the ONLY reason I stopped competing. And it's damed sure too late to start back now.

    As for the science, ask yourself this question: do I know any porn stars that squat 600? No, my friend, you don't. And there you have it.
    Sex detrimental to progress?


  6. #6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    It is the ONLY reason I stopped competing. And it's damed sure too late to start back now.

    As for the science, ask yourself this question: do I know any porn stars that squat 600? No, my friend, you don't. And there you have it.
    You stopped because of the sex or masturbation or both?
    I think the reason why you can't find too many porn stars who squat 600 is more because of the fact that they don't lift weights properly on a proper program, rather than...

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    It is the ONLY reason I stopped competing. And it's damed sure too late to start back now.

    As for the science, ask yourself this question: do I know any porn stars that squat 600? No, my friend, you don't. And there you have it.
    Yeah, those porn dudes are all upper body and chicken legs. Not that I know from watching porn. Just the word on the street.

  8. #8

    Default

    haha. Maybe they are too busy to train hard? Sex is just a physical activity though right, I mean I wouldn't think it would interfere anymore than jogging.

  9. #9

    Default

    As for the latter, keep in mind it's hard to deadlift if one's blind with hairy palms.

  10. #10

    Default

    hhhh just dont do it close to your workout.
    would you really stop it if i told you to? no

Closed Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts