To men trying to see gains in the gym the question often arises “How does sex effect my weight training gains” and today I am going to take a closer look at that. I will look at your sex drive, sex and strength and indirect effects of training on your sex life.
Your Sex Drive
The main question is does training effect how often you want to have sex?
The main component to consider is testosterone. The higher the testosterone level the higher the sex drive in a man. This means that anything that will increase your natural testosterone levels will also increase your sex drive.
It is a proven fact that a man lifting heavy will see an increase in testosterone levels. Squats and deadlifts seem to have the maximum effect on sex drive.
Sex and Strength
For the most part, more frequent sex will result in gains at the gym. The one time it might not be the case is if you just finish having sex and then hit the gym and that is because in many men sex causes muscular fatigue. Beyond that one issue, sex should help increase your strength.
Indirect Effects of Training on Your Sex Life
Many of us are striving to get extremely low body fat levels. The lower a man goes with his body fat the less likely he will be to want sex. It is how the body works. In addition, many people are using anabolics. These will change your hormone balance and that can adversely effect your sex life as well.
Make sure you monitory the things you are doing and see how that corresponds to your sex drive. This will help you fix any problems when they show their face.