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Im trying to put on muscle mass by lifting weights. Question is, does masturbating cause muscle loss or the ability to gain muscle?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: The latter

Masturbating causes the ability to gain muscle, as masturbating requires movement.
Whichever muscles are moving (or working) have ability to gain size, strength, stamina, or all three. Of course, whether or not there is gain depends on how the muscles are working, such as longer periods of light muscle work vs. shorter periods of heavy work. For most folks, these muscle changes are not noticeable.

In brief: The latter

Masturbating causes the ability to gain muscle, as masturbating requires movement.
Whichever muscles are moving (or working) have ability to gain size, strength, stamina, or all three. Of course, whether or not there is gain depends on how the muscles are working, such as longer periods of light muscle work vs. shorter periods of heavy work. For most folks, these muscle changes are not noticeable.
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