Workout of the Day (WOD)

Tuesday 6/5/12

I never get tired of getting photos from everyone, so keep sending them in. 

Here is Sharla at Ft. Lewis

   

WOD:  20 Minute AMRAP  

5 Snatch (power or squat) (135/85) FB (155/105)

15 Push Ups

25 Sit Ups

We're all adults here, right?  If you're not please stop reading and don't watch the video, it is Pg-13, maybe NC-17 :-)  Erin didn't censor me with this video because it got me thinking of a very legit question.  Does sex prior to training or competing hinder your performance?

It's been believed for a long time in many professional sports circles that sex prior to competition will hinder your performance. The belief goes all the way back to the ancient Greeks who believed that sex lowered testosterone levels  thus making athletes weaker and less aggressive. Tons of modern day professional athletes still follow the abstinence policy. In the last World Cup, one team had a coach who forbade his athletes from having sex 24 hours before and 24 hours after a game. (After too? that's the best time to celebrate the win or sympathy sex for the loss) In the fighting world almost all fighters believe that sex before a big fight is bad for performance. Manny Pacquiao and George St. Pierre have both stated publicly that they abstain from sex prior to a fight. Mohammed Ali abstained from sex for two months prior to a fight and claimed it made him unbeatable in the ring. Rocky Marciano abstained from sex for several months prior to a big fight.

So, if you want to have a good workout, don’t get your groove on in the sack prior to coming to the gym, right??? Not necessarily. There are scientists that study sex and athletic performance (best job ever, studying two awesome things). How you get into that field I have no idea, but I guess someone has to do it! Various tests have been done measuring athletic performance on groups that have sex before exercise and groups abstaining from sex. Test results show no difference in athletic performance. Joe Namath claimed that he always had sex the night before a game because it helped him relax and think clearly come game time. The Romans believed that sex actually revitalized sluggish athletes.

Some other facts I found while reading about this topic:
     *Sex actually raises testosterone level in both sexes. Tests done on female fighters showed that their punches were much more powerful after sex. Lesson: Don’t make your girlfriend mad right after you’re done…...hmmm does it count as her having sex if you're done and she's not?  wait that's another question for another time on another blog.

     *Sex on average lasts anywhere from 2 minutes to 45 minutes. A guy that I work with told me he ALWAYS has sex with his girlfriend for 45 minutes or longer. When I informed him the time spent trying to talk her into having sex doesn’t count, he realized his “average” time was around the 3 minute mark.

     *Sex between married couples burns 25-50 calories, similar to the same amount of energy to walk up two flights of stairs. I am pretty sure all of you can walk up two flights of stairs and still do today’s workout, unless, of course, you're getting your freaky stair walking technique on.....Bounchikawowow

     *People that engage in sex regularly are less prone to heart disease and live longer lives on average. Who needs CrossFit and Clean eating, just make sex your daily WOD.

So what’s the final word? Sex before training or competition, is it good or bad? I have no idea. I just thought the song was funny……...

I got some of the above from CrossFit One World