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    Effects of ejaculation on performance

    Hi, first off this is from a male perspective, and as a disclaimer, I'm quite frank about these kinda things.

    Well, about 7 or 8 months ago, due to teenage boredom, I decided to see how long I could go without masturbating (the answer? two weeks). I found that when I done some challenging hills, my performance was better. Does refraining from ejaculating make you perform better? I once heard that coaches advised athletes to not have sex during training for an event.

    Anyone have any insight?

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    My husband used to refrain from getting intimate before an important event. Cited something like decreased testosterone levels? I haven't a clue if there's anything to it, and I don't think he follows that rule any more and is still doing quite well in the races. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by javna_golina
    Hi, first off this is from a male perspective, and as a disclaimer, I'm quite frank about these kinda things.

    Well, about 7 or 8 months ago, due to teenage boredom, I decided to see how long I could go without masturbating (the answer? two weeks). I found that when I done some challenging hills, my performance was better. Does refraining from ejaculating make you perform better? I once heard that coaches advised athletes to not have sex during training for an event.

    Anyone have any insight?
    NOPE

    Do some of your own research and do a google on "sexual activity athletic performance" Here is one article.

    http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo/?art...tomy&refid=009
    Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone

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    mens' health magazzine said there is an average 7% surge in testosterone after ejaculation, so that's not it... i have heard this before, and most people i know who have tried this said that ejaculation has nothing to do with performance(or at least on the bike ) over two weeks, maybe it was just your training and fitness improving? maybe you ate a little healthier during that time? there are so many other factors that could affect your performance that you, adn most people, probably don't keep close tabs on.

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    After you fire that first batch over your shoulder for the day, I would recommend waiting 10-15 minutes for the rubbery feeling in your knees to go away. Then you should be good to go!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugtussle
    After you fire that first batch over your shoulder for the day, I would recommend waiting 10-15 minutes for the rubbery feeling in your knees to go away. Then you should be good to go!!
    That's if you're alone. If you with someone special, you just want to snuggle and have the butler/maid bring you breakfast in bed.

    I can always make love after a bike ride, but riding after lovin' is much more difficult. I think a 12-hour rule is safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by javna_golina
    Hi, first off this is from a male perspective, and as a disclaimer, I'm quite frank about these kinda things.

    Well, about 7 or 8 months ago, due to teenage boredom, I decided to see how long I could go without masturbating (the answer? two weeks). I found that when I done some challenging hills, my performance was better. Does refraining from ejaculating make you perform better? I once heard that coaches advised athletes to not have sex during training for an event.

    Anyone have any insight?
    I once tried the same experiment (made it 4 weeks, woo) and I suspect that if there is any effect, it might be due to increased aggressiveness and attitude change and general mean-ness. Maybe it's just me, but when it's been more than a week, it really starts to affect my personality.
    Bring the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pearcem
    . . .there are so many other factors that could affect your performance that you, adn most people, probably don't keep close tabs on.
    Maybe he got more sleep?
    I . . can . . . doooo . . . it

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    Quote Originally Posted by MERTON
    it's probably becuase of you trying to get your frustration out by riding a bike... how the crap can you go that long without anyway?
    Well, it was probably the hardest (err, most difficult) thing I've ever done in my life. I found it helps to be around crowds of people at all times. (I would hope so)
    Bring the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by javna_golina
    Hi, first off this is from a male perspective, and as a disclaimer, I'm quite frank about these kinda things.

    Well, about 7 or 8 months ago, due to teenage boredom, I decided to see how long I could go without masturbating (the answer? two weeks). I found that when I done some challenging hills, my performance was better. Does refraining from ejaculating make you perform better? I once heard that coaches advised athletes to not have sex during training for an event.

    Anyone have any insight?
    Let me get this straight: as a bored teenager, you decided to combat boredom by stopping ************?

    I don't think I could have any insight that might be useful to someone so unusual.

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    Check out this article...
    http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/ohe/librar...s/prostate.htm

    States that ************ reduces prostate cancer risk.

    Good news: Prostate in great shape.
    Bad news: Eyesight terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recursive
    I found it helps to be around crowds of people...
    Isn't that illegal?

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    As Micky said to Rocky, "Women weaken legs."

    Oh well, I guess I'm just too old for this crowd.

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    This thread is funny... but I should be able to tell you the answer in about 6 months. Having lower levels of testosterone does effect performance substantially though...

    All those things I missed when I was your age...

    (I am a 23 year old in a 15 year old body... hmmm!)
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    good for one to be a married guy with normal outlets. Couple weeks going w/o. well, then it would be good to be wearing soccer shorts over bike shorts while on a public bus. those nasty high school coeds gets on the bus and they don't care.
    talk nasty in public don't give a darn. . should be outlawed. public manners is not what it used to be. just something I noticed while out in public. worse than hearing private conversations on cell phones.

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    I call "bullsh*t." I can't believe that there's any normal teenager that can go 2 weeks without buffing the helmet.

    As far as the actual question, I believe that Prof. Stengel answered that:

    The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It's that they stay out all night looking for it.
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    Hell, when riding, if I need a pickmeup before a hill I whip it out!
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenguinDeD
    Hell, when riding, if I need a pickmeup before a hill I whip it out!
    You mean if you want some guy in a truck to give you a lift to the top??

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    Remind me not to draft that guy...

    In before the thread lock!

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    This discussion is starting to dovetail nicely into the recent thread about energy gels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vtjim
    Remind me not to draft that guy...

    In before the thread lock!
    Bah! Don't lock it! This is actually useful information.

    And some jokes.
    Bring the pain.

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    If you get things lined up just right with just the right timing, that ejaculation may give you the needed boost in a time trial and make you a winner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    If you get things lined up just right with just the right timing, that ejaculation may give you the needed boost in a time trial and make you a winner!
    Might make it kind of hard (pun intended) to pedal and steer properly during the leadup to the explosion, though!

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    As long as I aim for the eyes of the guy next to me I'll win
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    If you get things lined up just right with just the right timing, that ejaculation may give you the needed boost in a time trial and make you a winner!
    Only if you can bend it around to aim towards the back.
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