/ Celibacy to improve focus
The Pope boulders V10, so there's gotta be something in it?
On a side note, I am far more motivated since I have a daughter (the wife didn't change anything in my motivation IIRC). I think I have a far better balance in my general life, and that helps me to keep motivated (for climbing) in the long run. On my poor level, but still.
Not the way, he's doing it - absolutely no 'emissions'!!
I'm sure I read something by Neil Gresham talking about training methods employed by various people, which mentioned 'testosterone intervals'. Neil was a bit coy, but I think the gist of it was sort of the opposite of what your friend is doing.
He didn't seem to be recommending it as a particularly effective method.
I'd have thought that full abstinence would lead to a lack of focus - or just overtraining, if it becomes the method of venting 'frustation'.
There was a documentary about this with Josh Hartnett, I believe
You know, SCREW that, geddit?
Actually, simplistically, research suggests that frequent sex in younger life (20-30s) increases the likelihood of prostate cancer, and that after 50, frequent bouts of self abuse can start to lower the likelihood.
Regarding the OP, I'm asexual, and have pretty much no libido. So I don't tend to partake regularly in the odd ham shank, have only had one long term relationship, and that was pretty much barren in the bedroom department, and at my best, climbing, mountain biking & running wise, I was rubbish!
Being tight, I found paying for events usually enabled me to find the motivation to train for them. I'm not sure if this helps your case though.
He would have plenty of "frustration" to focus on his training ;-)
Are you still celibate if you don't have a choice?
> You know, SCREW that, geddit?
yes sorry I forgot to include the lol on my reply. I wrongly assumed it wad implied.
Not celibacy but have dabbled in some of the daoist methods of, er, retaining.
Feels like it works, no slump after a good shag. Not sure about the esoteric qualities, but a smoother ride. Some of the breathing and muscular stuff is beneficial in other ways too.
Sounds good. Maybe UKC will let you write an article?
Though re-reading, you could just as easily be talking about pipe smoking
hmmmm....pipe smoking or 'pipe smoking'?
I don't know any scientific studies, but taking this seriously for moment, anything which helps you relax and avoid building up aggression should be a good thing for most people in preparation for an ultra.
Christ, if it worked I'd have been leading E8 and running 4 minute miles around the time my daughters were born :-)
So are you suggesting celibacy works or not?
He'd have to quit throttling the pink custard chucker for any noticeable effect. Otherwise it would be like just flicking the cherry of the cream cake if you were trying to drop some weight.
Seem to recall that the Trevor Bailey biog of Garry Sobers has him saying that he made a point of having sex the night before a big match - it helped his batting and was "good for the eye".
Some studies have shown that sex the night before a marathon may be linked to a faster time.
it was reckoned that during the 70s the likes of George best not only had sex before a match but at half time too ! didn't seem to matter too much ,same can be said for the likes of james hunt and barry sheene ....aye ,them were the days!
> it was reckoned that during the 70s the likes of George best not only had sex before a match but at half time too !
The late snooker player Paul Hunter famously activated "Plan B" (for Bonk) during the mid-session interval of a final when he was losing. It appeared to work - after the break he rattled off four centuries and won comfortably. Nice work if you can get it...
Is he going to win this race? I'm often amazed by the extremes people go to to finish 47th in a road race.
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