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Sexual intercourse and muscle growth

If you are attempting to pump up some muscle in the gym, then have you ever thought whether your sexual life had any connection to it? For most fitness enthusiasts, it is a question to ponder upon, as to whether time in bed has anything to do with their time and efforts spent at the gym.

Here are a few hard hitting facts:

•    One of the most basic relations between sexual intercourse and muscle development is the level of zinc in the body. Upon ejaculation, makes lose zinc, which is released in their sperm. Zinc helps to maintain healthy testosterone levels, which help to maintain sperm health and growth as well as muscle growth.

So when you are not replacing the lost zinc through your diet, chances are you will face a deficit in muscle growth. Incorporating zinc rich foods like oysters, shellfish, cashews, pine nuts, pecans, wheat germ and liver can solve the problem.

•    Sexual intercourse is also closely tied to one’s levels of energy in the body. After intercourse, one feels relax, sleepy and significantly weaker than what he felt before the act. This is caused due to the high levels of oxytocin released in the body after ejaculation, which induces relaxation.

Performing an intense workout immediately after will be difficult, and ideally a gap of four to six hours should be maintained to reap the effects of a good workout. The goal is to balance both sex and exercise, because a lack of it may cause you to focus more on sex and lose out on your beneficial workout.