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A 20-year-old male asked:

Does masturbating affect muscle building? i think my frequency (which is alot) is limiting me from getting more muscle mass.

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Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Time: The time you spend may be the limiting factor. You need adequate rest for muscle recovery prior to the next workout. If your time resting is spent not resting then that could make a difference.
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