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Does having sex degrade athletic performance?

SEATTLE, Washington - The Fox Sports series Sport Science decided to investigate whether having sex several hours before athletic competition degrades an athlete's performance. Boxer Chris Byrd (and, thank goodness, his wife) were brought in to assist with the investigation.

They performed test after test upon Byrd both before sex and 4 hours after sex, and concluded that having sex did not negatively impact athletic performance. Parts 1 and 2 of the show are below. The tedious opening credits take about 2 minutes, and the shot of a gushing oil rig was unnecessary.

What I want to know is, does this apply to masturbation? Because I'm thinking about going golfing this afternoon.

UPDATE: Masturbation is fine! I just shot a career best 17-over 87 at Jefferson!


Christine said...

You should always masturbate before going golfing because that is a sport of the mind. That is a very practical thing to do. You don't want to be distracted!

They should do this same test on female athletes. I wonder how the results would compare.

JMR said...

I just shot my best score ever! I will notify Sport Science.

The Unattractive Houseguest said...

you should always masturbate. period.

Anonymous said...

I agree that we should always masturbate. Having said that, in my experience there are times when I am reenergized afterwards and other times when it leaves me feeling slightly depleted. This depends on a variety of factors. Totally makes sense for men especially tho, allows the mind to concentrate on the task at hand. We should put together a joint thesis here!

Anonymous said...

Fox Sports Science just aired a follow-up test using a woman boxer subject and the results were the same.