This might be a subject that you do not hear many people talk about normally on a daily basis, but trust me it sure is a thing that most people think about. And for our topic, we know for a fact that most fitness people and bodybuilders have at least thought once if masturbation will increase the muscle growth process or will it affect it at all. You first must know the only thing that relates masturbation with muscle growth is the testosterone level. If you are not aware of what testosterone is and why it is very important for muscle growth, this hormone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues. It also promotes secondary sexual characteristics such as muscle growth, bone mass, and growth of body hairs.
6 Ways Masturbation Can Kill Your Gains — Tiger Fitness
If you are big into weight-lighting and you're a man two things I am not , then you've probably heard that it's a bad idea to masturbate before going to lift weights. I'm not a dude, nor do I lift weights in a serious way, but I am a woman who exercises, which means that I have testosterone in my body and the potential to see the efficacy of my workouts dip if this were true. Usually, if I am going to have a recreational orgasm , I can manage to talk myself into believing that it was my workout of the day. But because I am an honest scientist, I was more than willing to both masturbate AND exercise and report back to you all. Pro-tip: It's much easier to power through lateral lifts while listening to the Hamilton soundtrack. When I was done, I felt physically beat, but also euphoric.
Legend has it that masturbation is an activity carrying anti-bodybuilding properties than can hinder muscle growth. Is this really the case or are they playing with us? Many experts associate masturbation with decreased testosterone — a hormone with an important role in muscle construction.
I have always been a thin and lanky kid. I have always been underweight through out my childhood and even now I find it really hard to gain weight. Amongst a lot of advice been given to me on how to gain weight the most interesting thing has been not to masturbate. I remember the time of freshmen hazing while starting college, when all the senior students were totally convinced that I had masturbation addiction because I was very thin.