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Bulking and ED

Bulking and ED

Has any weightlifters here experienced ANY decrease in erection strength while bulking? I cannot figure out why I have ED. I lift weights 3-4 times a week. I don’t get it. I don’t do cardio much though. But I do work out my legs unlike a lot of gym rats. Could this be the reason why? Any help is greatly appreciated. The reason why I asked about bulking because that is what I am currently doing. I can see my 6 pack when I flex so I am maybe 13-16 bf% if that much. I never checked. I will also point out that I am only 21.


7-20-16: BP: 7.63 NBP 6.75 x 5.75

3-22-17: BP: 8.44 NBP 7.56 x 5.75

I will also add that I have tendonitis in both knees from playing football in high school. So I don’t know too much about inflammation and it’s affect on ED.


7-20-16: BP: 7.63 NBP 6.75 x 5.75

3-22-17: BP: 8.44 NBP 7.56 x 5.75

I have always trained my legs, training on and off for 11-12 years and have not experienced what you do, not to my recollection at least.
If anything your erection quality should go up because you give your body good nutrition, how is your diet like and have you been bulking for long? Do you just eat as much as possible? Overeating?
Experienced any ED before, psychological?

Whenever bulking you would do yourself a favor adding some cardio at least 2- 3 times a week to keep the fat away and for good blood flow.
Cant say anything for sure but some more info could be useful.

VW

I’m presuming you train natural?

How much stretching do you do?


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Yes I am all natural. I took creatine for about a year or 2 but that’s it. I don’t eat totally clean all the time but I never eat hamburgers, I always eat turkey burgers if I have to eat one. But my diet could use some work. I eat a lot, about every 2-3 hours. A small meal atleast with 2 meals being a protein shake and a fruit or something. I get 3000-3500 cals a day for bulking. I eat about 3 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches a day since they are calorie dense and ONLY use wheat bread. I eat breakfast every morning (eggs, waffle grits etc.) I am 240lbs with a very visible 6 pack when flexing. Don’t know exact bf% though. Like I said before Im 21. I train hard 3 days a week. Chest Back, and Leg Days. I haven’t been doing cardio though. But even with that said, could it make THAT BIG of a difference that I don’t do cardio on my erection strength? It is about a 5-6 on a 10 point scale right now. I remember times when I was younger that I could jack off 3 times in one day and still be horny. I didn’t do that often but I’m just saying what I was capable of. I thought lifting weights along would even improve erections anyway. I have been lifting for 5 years. It is not psychological because when I’m alone the EQ is still quite low.

Tossed Salad do you mean stretching before workouts? If so I stretch for about 5 minutes on the target bodypart.


7-20-16: BP: 7.63 NBP 6.75 x 5.75

3-22-17: BP: 8.44 NBP 7.56 x 5.75

I mean stretching in general.

This case study has been previously posted in the injuries forum but it relates ED to tight muscles in the legs, lower back and pelvic region: http://www.scienceofmassage.com/dnn…7/medicalc.aspx


I'm a big fan of 50 Cent, or as we call him in Zimbabwe, four hundred million dollars.

I would also like to ask if jogging on a treadmill is better than walking on very high incline for a few mins. Tossed salad i will check that out when i get to my desktop. Thanks


7-20-16: BP: 7.63 NBP 6.75 x 5.75

3-22-17: BP: 8.44 NBP 7.56 x 5.75

Forgot to ask do if you PE at the moment, maybe overdoing it? You do your kegels? Felt depressed lately? Just gotta ask you know. :)

On the diet part I would suggest you putting some more fibres in there fruits, berries, vegetables, whole grain products and so forth.
People that train regularly might sometimes experience a decrease in testosterone levels because we use most of it for building, but at your age perhaps not.

IF this is has to do with the training then you might find it useful to take some ZMA before bed time, it really helps boosting your testosterone levels and producing more sperm and you might also get better sleep quality, not that you have said that sleeping is a problem though and make sure they come in gelatin capsules as this helps the body utilize almost 50% more of the zinc and magnesium. ( those dry type pills is SHIT and a waste of money)
I find that when my diet consists of too much meats and carbs only my EQ might go down a bit fruits, berries and veggies that contains many anti oxidants is very important for your body to function properly especially for your hormone levels.
Green tea is also the bomb when it comes to keeping a good hormone balance and my favourite veggie, broccoli, healthiest shit around, the greener the better.
And get lots of healthy fats in there as well oils, nuts, fish all good things since it combats the bad fat that may clog your system.

Cardio/blood flow is very important especially on bulking want to keep the heart healthy, but as said having your young age at mind it might be something else but these tips might be worth a try.

Originally Posted by sed26
I don’t eat totally clean all the time but I never eat hamburgers, I always eat turkey burgers if I have to eat one. But my diet could use some work. I eat a lot, about every 2-3 hours. A small meal atleast with 2 meals being a protein shake and a fruit or something. I get 3000-3500 cals a day for bulking. I eat about 3 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches a day since they are calorie dense and ONLY use wheat bread. I eat breakfast every morning (eggs, waffle grits etc.)

If this is your diet, then it’s not good. PB&J sandwiches, while not the worst thing on the planet, are a lot of fat and processed sugar and really shouldn’t be a staple of any healthy diet. Waffles and grits are also not the best fuel. I’m sure this isn’t a complete list of the foods you eat, so I may be off, but it sounds like you really need to ramp up your consumption of real food (i.e. fresh fruit and veges, lean meats and fish, nuts, etc.) and cut back on your consumption of processed food and chemicals (i.e. PB, jelly, protein shakes, turkey burgers [these can be fine if they are 100% white turkey meat, but that’s not usually the case — read the label to find out], waffles).

Originally Posted by sed26
I haven’t been doing cardio though. But even with that said, could it make THAT BIG of a difference that I don’t do cardio on my erection strength?

YES!!! I find that the amount of cardio I do is probably the second strongest influence on my EQ. PE is the strongest; diet and sleep are probably numbers 3 and 4.


Starting (May 2010): BPEL:6" EG: 4 7/8". Current (April 2011): BPEL: 6 3/4" EG: 5 1/4".

Short Term Goal: BPEL: 7" EG: 5.25" Long Term Goal: When my wife makes me stop or 8"x6" (whichever comes first)

How much cardio do you guys suggest. I don’t want to burn too many calories because I need a surplus but I know it takes a lot of cardio to burn 300+ calories. So maybe about 20mins 3 times a week? Of what kind of cardio?


7-20-16: BP: 7.63 NBP 6.75 x 5.75

3-22-17: BP: 8.44 NBP 7.56 x 5.75

Originally Posted by Vikingwhore
Forgot to ask do if you PE at the moment, maybe overdoing it? You do your kegels? Felt depressed lately? Just gotta ask you know. :)

On the diet part I would suggest you putting some more fibres in there fruits, berries, vegetables, whole grain products and so forth.
People that train regularly might sometimes experience a decrease in testosterone levels because we use most of it for building, but at your age perhaps not.

IF this is has to do with the training then you might find it useful to take some ZMA before bed time, it really helps boosting your testosterone levels and producing more sperm and you might also get better sleep quality, not that you have said that sleeping is a problem though and make sure they come in gelatin capsules as this helps the body utilize almost 50% more of the zinc and magnesium. ( those dry type pills is SHIT and a waste of money)

Do you have any suggestions on a certain type of ZMA I should get? I bought zinc pills a few days ago but they are small dry pills. I would be interested in buying a different type as I know that hard pills aren’t thoroughly digested. It was the only thing I saw at the moment.

I also take Omega 3’s everyday. I always have those. I forgot to add in that I ALWAYS eat some kind of vegetables at lunch and dinner whether it’s spinach, brussel sprouts, etc. So I always get my fruit and veggies incase you guys were wondering.


7-20-16: BP: 7.63 NBP 6.75 x 5.75

3-22-17: BP: 8.44 NBP 7.56 x 5.75

20 minutes 3 times a week is the absolute minimum you need to do to improve cardiovascular health — I would recommend 40 minutes 3 times a week. Doing 40 minutes will probably burn around 300-500 calories, depending on the exercise and intensity. Personally, I think that ski machines, ellipticals, rowing machines, biking and swimming are probably the best. Jumping rope and jogging (either in the real world or on a treadmill) are also great, but tough on the joints for some. Unless you’re taking a spinning class (which I think is a bit on nuts sides but, hey, to each their own) or really keeping an eye on your heart rate via a HR monitor, I think exercise bikes make it too easy to slack off to be reliably effective.


Starting (May 2010): BPEL:6" EG: 4 7/8". Current (April 2011): BPEL: 6 3/4" EG: 5 1/4".

Short Term Goal: BPEL: 7" EG: 5.25" Long Term Goal: When my wife makes me stop or 8"x6" (whichever comes first)

The brand I use they don’t sell in the states, local brand I guess you could call it but it contains quite perfect amounts of zinc, magnesium and b6, two capsules a day.
Magnesium aspartate 360mg
zinc monomethionine and aspartate 24mg
Vitamin b6 4,2mg

To keep your body fat at bay when bulking I would recommend just walking for 30 mins 2- 3 times a week preferably on a empty stomach, but not a must and highly recommend drinking a cup or two of green tea before your cardio as it helps in burning the fat and keeping your hormone levels balanced and perfect for further muscle growth. This will not interfere with the muscle gains at all and just keep your pulse around 120- 130 as it is in the fat burning zone only.

You don’t really have to worry about losing muscle mass at all since you have to walk for at least 75 mins on an empty stomach for your body to start cannibalising on muscle tissue.

You also get effective fat burning from your weight workouts so no need to go crazy with hardcore cardio.

When dieting and losing body fat fast it’s a different story. ;)

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