Sex: Regular masturbation can significantly increase your sports performance

Is there a link between sports performance and regular masturbation? A famous boxer makes a clear link between the two.

Sex: Regular masturbation can significantly increase your sports performance
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Sex: Regular masturbation can significantly increase your sports performance

You may not have known it, but masturbation and sport can be complementary... Here’s everything we know about the two combined.

The benefits of this activity

In terms of health, we know the virtues generated by the activity, which is masturbation, both physically and psychologically. Indeed, researchers have even pointed out that solitary pleasure can be very useful in strengthening our natural immune defences and also in increasing our white blood cell count.

The phenomenon is quite simply physical. The dynamics of masturbation allow the release of a considerable number of so-called ‘feel-good’ or ‘happy’ hormones aimed at fighting stress. The so-called pleasure hormones, i.e. endorphins, are also released in large numbers.

But what is the link between daily masturbation and outstanding sports performance? The example of the great boxing champion Tyson Fury tells us more about the mirror mechanisms of these two practices that he likes to indulge in.

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Training seven times a day

This is not the number of times a boxer trains every day, but rather the pace of his ‘masturbatory’ sessions. In the case of Tyson Fury, the reason for this intensive daily practice echoes his impressive position as a world boxing champion. For several years now, the sportsman has been promoting the merits of these sessions, which, according to him, lead more easily to victory during fights. Is there a medically proven link in this case?

As a boxer, the link he makes between these two practices is quite obvious: his wrist is said to be more muscular than average thanks to this pleasurable activity. In addition, the release of a cocktail of favourable hormones would rise, just as the level of testosterone and oestrogenfight against heart problems linked to boxing, for example. The more the heart is stimulated, the more it can withstand the effort.

This article has been translated from Oh!mymag FR.

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