Georges St-Pierre talked to Steve-O about sex before a fight
There is a famous line of the film Rocky, it says: “Women weaken their legs. In other words, boxers should refrain from having sex before a fight. This is popular advice among coaches in a wide variety of sports, although its accuracy or not is subject to debate.
In a recent episode of the podcast Wild rides, MMA fighter and actor Georges St-Pierre shared his thoughts on the matter, and revealed his philosophy on when (and when) to have sex as an athlete.
“I have a theory on it, and it’s not proven, but that’s what I really believe because a lot of people ask me about it,” he said. “I believe the more you do it the more testosterone there is, so the more you do the better. The more you flush, the better … You produce more. I think that will increase your testosterone, and I don’t think it’s a good idea to do it on the day of the fight, of course, but before that, the day before, I think it doesn’t really matter. “
St-Pierre’s view on this varies from the more widely held belief that to avoid sex or masturbation can increase the body’s testosterone levels. However, there is little scientific data to support this claim either. Earlier this month, strength trainer Jeff Cavaliere shared a video in which he addressed the “NoFap” movement’s claim that abstinence can help build muscle by raising testosterone.
Ultimately, he found the research inconclusive, but suggested that testosterone aside, sexual release can be a useful way to maximize recovery after training because it helps create a state of relaxation.
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