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New research reveals how masturbation affects strength

by Gym Slacker

Masturbation and Strength: The Surprising Connection Revealed by New Research

The Role of Masturbation in Muscle Growth

Have you ever wondered whether masturbating before your workouts is helping or hurting your ability to build muscle? If so, you’re in for an interesting revelation. Recent research has shed light on the unexpected relationship between masturbation and strength training. So put on your gym shorts and let’s dive into the intriguing world of muscle building and self-pleasure.

The Testosterone Factor

In a previous discussion, we explored the impact of masturbation on testosterone levels and muscle growth. Surprisingly, it was found that indulging in a little self-love had minimal effect on testosterone production. It seemed that masturbation and its timing had little correlation with muscle-building potential.

However, there’s more to the story. Masturbation has been shown to induce a calming and relaxing sensation, which can lead to more restful sleep. Since quality sleep plays a vital role in muscle recovery, it might be beneficial to engage in self-pleasure before bedtime. This way, you can optimize your sleep and aid in the muscle repair process.

Cannabinoids and Your Workout

But wait, there’s a twist! New research suggests that post-masturbation, there is a release of cannabinoids, particularly the endocannabinoid called 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG). This release triggers an increase in overall mood and pain tolerance. Don’t underestimate the impact of these mood and pain threshold improvements on your workouts and muscle-building endeavors.

When it comes to building muscle, three key factors drive hypertrophy: strength/tension overload, eccentric overload, and metabolic overload. It’s the latter two methods that often lead to discomfort during workouts, especially as you push yourself to failure.

This is where the mood boost and elevated pain threshold resulting from masturbation can significantly contribute to your workout performance. By feeling more relaxed and able to tolerate higher levels of discomfort, you’ll be able to push through those tough sets and squeeze out those extra reps.

The Strength Dilemma

However, the situation changes when your goal is pure strength. If you’re training to move heavier loads, you want your body to be in an excited and primed state, ready to exert maximum effort. Think about the intense motivation and adrenaline that accompany strength athletes before a big lift.

In this case, masturbation might not be your best ally. The relaxation and calmness induced by self-pleasure could potentially hinder your ability to perform at your peak during heavy lifts. So, if you’re looking to move maximum weight, it might be wise to save your self-exploration for after your workout.

The Personalized Approach

In the end, the decision of whether to masturbate before a workout is highly individualized. It depends on the specific type of training you’ll be engaging in and your personal preferences. If your workout is predominantly focused on metabolic and eccentric overload, then masturbating beforehand could be an advantageous tool. On the other hand, if your primary goal is strength, it might be better to avoid self-pleasure to maintain the necessary excitement and readiness for heavy lifts.

The important thing is to listen to your body and understand how it responds to different stimuli. Ultimately, you have the power to decide what works best for you and your fitness goals.

So, the next time you hit the gym, keep in mind the intriguing relationship between masturbation and strength training. While it might not be the sole determinant of your muscle-building success, it’s fascinating to explore how various factors can influence our performance and results. Embrace the journey, stay curious, and continue pursuing the best path to achieve your personal fitness goals.

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NovisM June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Well, it's also a mortal sin. So I say no to both killing my gains and killing my soul.

MrAuto727 June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

So once in the morning before you start your 9-5

KingQ95 June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Bro should have done this video solo the other dude playin alil to much 😂

Jo Gauthier June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Good news. I dont get hard anymore

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Dash004 June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Don’t masturbate at all. No reason to at all just focus on leveling up

M June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Porn is bad. Stay away from it.

Anthony June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Jessie is gross

Gaspar (Ayakos) June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Me: breathes
Jeff: your breathing technique is killing your gains

TheMassdaddy June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Porn is very destructive for males. It causes males to lose their “hunter, gatherer” instincts. This is because your testosterone goes down.

Immanuel June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Masturbation is a hellish vice, that surely destroys the body and mind, and pollutes the soul. You should not do it at all. Be a whole man, not a weak animal, that cannot rule himself. Another thing: to see pornvideos or pornimages and to masturbate oneself opens the door to demons, who will enslave you more and more, until you are unable to break the shackels: you become an hopeless slave of corruption. Be warned!

Voni June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

guys just do it, better to be skinny than an raper

Truth Serum June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

What about if you just have sex 5 times a week with your girlfriend?

Kaasbaas June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

4:32 this Jessy guy is killing me man 😂 what a dude. That shmuck face behind those glasses lmao

Yarmox June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Ronnie Coleman said it makes you weak allover.. hardest habit to kick though 😑

OFD Productions June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

But isn’t having sex supposed to increase testosterone? How would masturbation decrease testosterone when it has the same end result as intercourse?

king Adeel Vlogs June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

ITS HARAM, end of story

Raphael Carreon June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

No FAP is heavier than dumbellz or barbels

Sorrymy Mistake June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

@ATHLEAN-X I have a question d0 you mean to say no fap at all or do not fap before workouts.

Ayush Lodwal June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Please Jeff make a video around
How to do workout
Shoulder, biceps, triceps, legs, back given one has lowe back issues..a complete series dedicated to this topic
Thank you
Love your content

Urnedis Ungas June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

But its so nice to fap..

unknown June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Another reason to not masturbate is because it cause internal rotation of shoulders

srinitaaigaura June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Muhammad Ali never masturbated before a fight. Tyson would fear his own vitality and how agressive it made him before a fight, that he had to release it.

My 2 cents, it's great when you have to relax and feel good, but not before doing anything that requires you to be charged and intensely active. Not before workout or yoga. It drains you and makes you super lethargic and unmotivated if you overdo it. But when you don't release for a few days your sex drive goes up massively like building a big head of pressure. If your libido goes incredibly high and your dick wants to get hard at any moment, doesn't hurt to release it. It feels good to when your so pumped.

Anu Michael June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Didn't understand anything after the entire video

Biosphere June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Pornhub rocks

Trevor Goodman June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

You don’t use it you lose it

JonnyC's Everything June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Hmm I wonder how those cabanoids are effected by marijuana and gains. From my own experience I can say marijuana can deplete your adrenals and effect testosterone. I did notice muscle recovery was better if only ingested in the evening, but I also think it was holding back results at the time. I would like a video on that.

Miguel Santos June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

No fap no gain 🤣

TheGoldenDragonMaster June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Wait so do I lose muscle or do I get more if I mastubat

Liam Hollenback June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Thank you

-Demi- June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

it actually does kill gains.

Data High June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Arnold Swartzwhatever said hee masturbated all the time even when we was lifting…. sooooooo whatever research you got I give it zero credibility

Darius Starrett June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

forearm day is everyday

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LOUDMOUTHBUGGER June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Jeff we need a program for this, NOW! SPIT AND RELEASE!!

Mike H June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Yeah but that's why I got mad girth

Musumba Gerald June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Spent 90 percent of the video reading the comments 😂

Brain Jar June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

I'm glad this didn't turn out to be a nofap video where they'd say by not masturbating you get powers or something.

Abby Love June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Why is the focus on masturbation and not more generally on orgasm? Like, is an orgasm with a partner any different? Does this video apply in that scenario or not? I could be at Spa Excess, have someone go down on me, and then hit their gym area. That's why I assume a gay/bi/MSM bathhouse has a gym, right?

Aditya Sawant June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

I think if I hit the gym with my sticky hands, I can also get a good grip during say, a pull up.

J w o n B o w l I n g June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

Bro,I need your help. I can't seem to maintain the waistline I want and still keep up with my protein to maintain my muscle mass. It's so annoying. I do IF to keep my stomach flat but then I have ear a certain amount of protein to keep the muscle I've built. What am I doing wrong? Please, help me I'm so frustrated. And I bust my butt when I work out I'm not slouch, ugh. I don't even eat carbs except salads. Help. #realitycheck

Kev27RS June 15, 2023 - 5:54 pm

The second half of the video was pretty unnecessary to be honest.

A lot of young guys out there will only focus on the second half of the video because that’s what interests them and keep masturbating like there’s no tomorrow…

I remember you talking about Andrew Huberman a while ago and how you appreciate him.
(There’s other people as well mentioning him in this comment section)

That man has multiple videos talking about the healthy – physical and mental benefits of abstaining from masturbation and especially porn content!

It’s worth watching those videos for those not familiar with it!


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