Lifting weights won’t ruin sexual performance!


July 04, 2016

I have spent the last six weeks travelling around different towns across Jamaica in order to promote health and fitness while trying to finding men and women who can lift odd heavy loads as part of a competition to be held this month.

Many persons refused to take part and just spectated. Most refused to take part as they claim lifting heavy loads will mess up their back, which, in turn, will prevent them from performing sexually.

In the discipline of fitness, there are numerous myths which provide excuses for persons to not try a particular exercise for themselves. Lifting weights with bad technique can bring negative effects; however, lifting with good form brings a long list of positive benefits.

Exercise is important for us all, but sometimes we neglect the specific exercises we need. Lifting weights, otherwise known as resistance training, can help keep our hormones in check. Anaerobic exercise, which is normally short and more explosive, allows our bodies to develop hormones such as testosterone, which is crucial in reducing body fat. Resistance exercise can also be used to strengthen weak muscles, ligaments and tendons, which can result in relieving the body of pain.

Though resistance training may look intimidating, it can be very good for us. People actually practise various forms of strength training without even realising it. Some of these include carrying shopping bags, climbing a staircase with load or even bending down to pick something up from the ground. Being strong and fit can actually benefit your sexual performance, you just have to take the time to make sure you are doing it properly.

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