I am sure most of you noticed (either quietly or bragging it to everyone) some positive differences in bed, since you started BJJ.
Well, It’s not just in your head, but scientifically proven.
Better understanding first the different elements that make up a great sex performance:
-Dopamine, also called the "craving neurochemical" it stimulates the pleasure/reward system. It affects movement, emotional response and your ability to feel pleasure. Less= no pleasure, no motivation; too much= anxiety. It’s naturally made from the amino acid tyrosine which is high in meats, dairy products, and nuts and seeds. Vitamin B6, zinc, magnesium, folate, iron, vitamins B12, B1, and B3 are all responsible for proper synthesis of dopamine. Many of these nutrients, especially B6 and magnesium, are depleted in athletes
-Adrenaline activates the sympathetic nervous system, which increases your heart rate and dilates arteries to increase blood flow to your muscles during sex. It also causes a refractory period in which another orgasm is impossible for up to 20 minutes after sex. During intercourse, increased amounts of adrenaline are released from the adrenal glands. This chemical amplifies the circulatory system with each heart contraction. At the same time, high levels of adrenaline in the body can negatively impact testosterone levels in men
…and what is bad for your sex:
Why then BJJ makes us better?
Sports that balance aerobic and anaerobic activity, such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, stimulate in a harmonic pattern all the elements needed for a good sex performance
…AND THE ALL WAY ROUND! Sex makes you better in BJJ
It goes the other way too. Being sexually active, (and yeah that can mean going solo), can improve your performance – both your endurance and strength. Sex helps with sleep, and now you have perhaps made the link between parasympathetic-sympathetic-orgasm-falling asleep. So since proper training needs recovery, sex is a great activity to add in to your training program. And sex will help provide healthy hormonal and neurotransmitter levels which will make you a happier, healthier, faster, and stronger athlete – and it’s drug-free. Now go get some!