NoFap improved my max bench?

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction Recovery' started by SelfControlIsTheGoal, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. SelfControlIsTheGoal

    SelfControlIsTheGoal Fapstronaut

    One of the reasons I started NoFap is the clam that it would have health and strength benefits. There are plenty of anecdotal story's about it giving people unbelievable benefits, so I figured I'd throw my story out there. I have been working out for about three years now, starting as a big time cross-county runner and practiced calisthenics for strength and aesthetics. My bench press had always been a problem exercise for me. I'm 5'9 and 155lbs and my max bench was about 140lbs (I struggled with 135 for reps) It really seemed to very by the day, which I now attribute to masturbation. 5 days into a streak and I decided to test my max bench, so after warming up with some lighter weight, I threw a plate on either side and was surprised on how easy 135 was for me, so I built it up to 165 and was very happy with myself (yes I am aware body weight+ 10lbs isn't anything spectacular) It was a remarkable improvement considering, if anything, I had slowed down my training and had a more relaxed diet. I even felt like I could have done more, but i had people watching me and i didn't want to make a fool out of myself. This just encourages me even more to stick with it, and hopefully, it will encourage other people to quit PMO, especially people who lift and have been feed the LIE masturbation will increase testosterone, when the exact opposite is true. Good-luck everybody.
  2. IggyIshness

    IggyIshness Fapstronaut

    Irs because your training.