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A 32-year-old male asked:

Can too much sex or masturbation cause loss of muscle gains?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: Sexual activities such as normal intercourse and normal masturbation have a large physical action component, as well as a psychological component. Physical action means using muscles to move various parts of one's body repetitively... which means he or she is exercising. The result is better muscle tone and strength in those muscles. That's why people go work out at the gym... to exercise muscles.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
I have a Track Meet in the next 3 days but I have masturbated two times in the last 2 hours after going 2 days strong with none. If I stop now until then, will that still have any side effects such as energy loss or muscle lost (Muscle I have built)?
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
You should be fine to participate as planned. Good luck!
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Will masturbating after a workout affect my muscle gains?
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
No.: Masturbation has no effect on muscle gain or loss.
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Provided original answer
Unless of course, you masturbated while doing a one-armed handstand for at least 6 hours 5-7 days a week, then you would increase muscle mass in several major muscle groups. Or some other equally vigorous accompanying activity.
Oct 7, 2015
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for the Thank You note! It was kind of you to send it.
Feb 12, 2020
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for the Thank You note. Keep working out!
Aug 28, 2020
A 17-year-old male asked:
Does masturbation effects on my muscle gains? After and before doing gym????
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends: Sex alone or with a partner, does not have a direct effect on muscle mass gains. However, many believe that sex before a workout will diminish the in... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Does masturbation really effect bad on my muscle gain... If i do gym regular or masturbation does my muscle doesn't grow????
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Muscles, Exercise...: Sexual activities such as normal intercourse and normal masturbation have a large physical action component, as well as a psychological component. Phy... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Im trying to build muscle. I lifted weights and came home. Then 2 hours later masturbated for an hour. Would the masturbating hinder muscle gains?
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
No: The activities are separate & have nothing to do with each other.
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Last updated Mar 20, 2018

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