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Myth of sex and athletic performance explained

There are some differences of opinion when it comes to athletes abstaining from sex when it comes to the Olympics and other events. Some athletes do it, and others like a certain fighter in MMA does not do it, and she says it helps her in the end. There are hardly any scientific studies or research to prove if one or the other is write at the moment.

    Key Takeaways:

  • The researchers found that sexual activity had no significant overall effect on how the athletes performed during the exercise and mental tests.
  • Bishop, the sports scientist in Australia, advised against having sex only if it was going to affect sleep.
  • “A lot of athletes feel guilt-free and OK about pre-competition sex because it helps them sleep better as long as their sleep is not disrupted and sex does not follow a night of partying and alcohol intake.”

“sex could increase frustration and aggression, and boost energy.”

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/08/health/sex-olympics-athletic-performance/index.html

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