Why Strong Sex Drive is Good for Female Fitness Competition Training?
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SEX DRIVE IS BENEFICIAL FOR FEMALE FITNESS COMPETITORS
It’s common for a woman’s sex drive to become nearly non-existent when she’s
training for a fitness competition.
But just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s normal or healthy. Not only can a low
sex drive wreak havoc on your relationship at home, but it actually hinders your
competition performance as well.
According to a study about women’s physiological sexual arousal published in
the Journal of Sexual Medicine, women are more sexually responsive after twenty
minutes of vigorous exercise. But let’s be honest. If you’re training for competition,
you’re spending way more than twenty minutes each day at the gym.
Components of Female Fitness Competition Training
Compound exercises that focus on building and maintaining muscle
Focus on strength training
Some cardio to supplement nutrition
Interval training to burn fat
Understanding what the judges are looking for
Tanning, suit selection, quarter turns, posing, and stage presence
Determination, dedication, and unwavering motivation
Why Competition Prep Lowers Sex Drive
As you ramp up your workout routine to prepare for competition, you’re
undoubtedly going to be sweating more – which leads to excessive mineral loss.
When you sweat excessively, your body’s magnesium and zinc levels plummet –
which leads to lower Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) levels too. DHEA is an
important endogenous steroid hormone that is produced in the adrenal glands, the
gonads, and the brain.
According to a study published in The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry & Molecular
Biology, it’s also the hormone in charge of the female sex drive.
As explained by strength coach, Charles Pollquin, low magnesium levels make the
female body more hyper-sensitive to stress, causing an abnormal boost in cortisol.
The hormone, cortiso