Monday, November 19, 2012

Do Crossfitters Have More Sex?

Crossfit is a high-intensity interval training method of exercising. It combines a variety of exercises that push the body through fairly "natural" motions, which is known as functional fitness. For the purposes of this post, Crossfit fits what I'll call "high intensity' exercise.

There's a fair body of research that shows high intensity exercise increases testosterone levels (here's one study). There's also a great deal of research that shows a positive correlation between testosterone levels and sex drive (and activity) in both males and females.

This begs the question- do Crossfitters have more sex?

I bet they do.

actually, I'm not the first to ponder this question. The Crossfit Journal actually did a survey and found Crossfitters did indeed increase their sex drives and made them better in bed.

With coaches like Houng Arcinas of Silicon Valley Crossfit (pictured below), it's hard to imagine Crossfit not increasing sex drive.

And Crossfitters aren't alone. Any exercise program that utilizes high intensity training should produce the same effect. For example, anyone following programs like Kemme Fitness or P90X should see the same effect.

What do you think? I know I have a fair number of readers that do high intensity exercise. Do these routines increase you

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