NCBI ROFL: Could watching porn before working out improve men’s weightlifting performance?

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on August 18th, 2012
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Changes in salivary testosterone concentrations and subsequent voluntary squat performance following the presentation of short video clips.

Previous studies have shown that visual images can produce rapid changes in testosterone concentrations. We explored the acute effects of video clips on salivary testosterone and cortisol concentrations and subsequent voluntary squat performance in highly trained male athletes (n=12). Saliva samples were collected on 6 occasions immediately before and 15 min after watching a brief video clip (approximately 4 min in duration) on a computer screen. The watching of a sad, erotic, aggressive, training motivational, humorous or a neutral control clip was randomised. Subjects then performed a squat workout aimed at producing a 3 repetition maximum (3RM) lift. Significant (P

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