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    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?

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


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

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    Mark,

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

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    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.


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    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...

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    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.

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    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.

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

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

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