Myth :Masturbation Affect Muscle Growth
Truth 1: The biggest myth that worries a lot of athletes out there is that sex/masturbation lowers your testosterone levels, thus lowering your gains. But that’s not quite the case. Testosterone is an androgenic hormone that plays a crucial role in building muscle for both men and women. High levels of it can allow for more muscle protein synthesis, or muscle growth. Practicing abstinence can elevate your testosterone levels but there is no evidence that suggests it will increase your gains. And the effects of having an orgasm on testosterone levels have actually shown to be non-existent.
Basically sex and masturbation are not detrimental or helpful when it comes to moderate or intense exercise in any way. Your heart rate elevates for several hours after having an orgasm, and it can elevate even more if you work out post sex/masturbation but that’s about it. There’s no reason to limit your sexual activity while you work on building the body you want.
Truth 2: People doing Gym usually have a concern about the link between muscle growth and Masturbation, Answer is simple, according to the science No, there is no impact until you do it 3-4 hours prior to your gym session or just after your gym workout, but if you feel something wrong it may be your diet responsible for it or it may be psychological (Many Studies have Proved it). Some masturbate twice in a weak, some seven days a weak,and some once in a month and it’s all normal and offcource you loss some micro-nutrients when you masturbate, but you can recover them very easily with your diet.
Masturbation and ejaculation do not appear to have any significant long term positive or negative effect on blood testosterone levels.There are number of studies that confirm that ejaculation has no effect on the testosterone levels. there might be some minor positive or negative effects, but they are not sufficient to make any impact on your overall progress.
Fact About Your Masturbation And Muscle Building: Every time you masturbate you loose 5-15 calories, selenium, B-complex vitamins, but in a very tiny amount,and you are not going to be nutrient deficient, just because of it and one more thing Semen is mostly water, and that is replaceable, sperms count is not a subject of concern in masturbation.Coming to the major micronutrient necessary for the growth and maintenance of the muscle tissue, it’s Zinc you should probably have to be more careful when it comes to maintaining the zinc levels. Zinc is crucial in regulating the testosterone levels, and we have already mentioned that frequent ejaculation can lead to zinc deficiency. However, before having any impact on your actual muscle growth the zinc levels should really plummet. Still, if you are ejaculating more frequently you might consider taking a zinc supplement or consuming foods that have high concentration of zinc.
So all things considered, masturbating cannot and will not have any negative impact on your testosterone levels. However, there is something else out there that is much more dangerous for your testosterone. That is stress and worrying.