Pregame Sex has No Effect on Athlete's Performance: Study

by VR Sreeraman on  November 28, 2009 at 4:42 PM Research News   - G J E 4
 Pregame Sex has No Effect on Athlete's Performance: Study
Having sex the night before a big match has no effect whatsoever on an athlete's physical performance, according to a new research.

The research was conducted by Ian Shrier, a sport-medicine physician at the Jewish General Hospital at McGill University.

"It certainly doesn't fatigue you in any particular way. So if we actually test your strength or your endurance the day after you've had sex, there's no effect," the Globe and Mail quoted Shrier as saying.

Proponents of abstention maintain that sex before an athletic event reduces an athlete's aggression.

However, the new research suggests that if anything, it's thinking about sex too much that might hurt an athlete's chances.

Former New York Yankees manager Casey Stengel says: "It's not the sex that wrecks these guys, it's staying up all night looking for it."

Source: ANI

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Hi! I'm Selwyn Robles from the Philippines and currently doing masters study, at thesis stage,
I just read your article about effects of sexual intercourse on athlete's performance and in line with that I am doing the same study here in our place,and it's would be a big help for me if you allow me to have a copy of your instrument(questionnaire)in this particular study, so that I can start my study and finish it. I have no other way but to ask your help for this favor, my advance thank you and appreciation. God bless you and I know you're a big help to many people.
Sincerely yours,

Selwyn Robles

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