beRecruited SportsWrap » Good News!!!: Sex Does Not Weaken Legs
University of Kansas sports team physician Sean Cupp sure thinks so. Cupp, a sports medicine specialist, said no true scientific studies proved night-before sex impedes performance in any way. In fact, Cupp said if sex was part of an athlete’s typical nighttime routine, the person shouldn’t suddenly abandon lovemaking.
“Basically, the best way to continue positive performance outcomes would be to not change your pre-game ritual,” Cupp said.
“You won’t find a more superstitious bunch of people than coaches and athletes,” Cupp said. “If they feel like they have a pretty good system, they’re not going to stray from it.”
According to an article that appeared in the October 2000 edition of the Journal of Sport Medicine, “The long-standing myth that athletes should practice abstinence before important competitions may stem from the theory that sexual frustration leads to increased aggression, and that the act of ejaculation draws testosterone from the body.”