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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Napoli soccer team credits low injury rate to banning sex two days before matches

The relationship between sex and sports is a topic that nobody seems to ever agree on. Some athletes claim having sex increases their performance while others believe it is a hinderance. Italian soccer club Napoli takes the latter stance, as the team’s doctor believes a strict no-sex policy two days before games has led to healthier footballers.

“Avoiding sexual activity for two days before a game is fundamental to prevent muscular strains, contractions or inflammations,” Professor Alfonso De Nicola told the Corriere del Mezzogiorno newspaper according to Football Italia. “It is the rule for our squad. There is also a specific work done by my staff and the fitness coaches which is aimed more at prevention than cure.”

It may sound crazy, but Manny Pacquiao thinks it works for him. In fact, the Pac Man goes even longer without having sex before his fights. When AC Milan star Kevin-Prince Boateng was held out of action with a thigh injury over the winter, we wondered if it had anything to do with the fact that his girlfriend said she likes to have sex all the time.

You could suffer an injury during any type of physical activity, so obviously in some way having less sex decreases your chance of injury. Maybe there’s a pattern and maybe there isn’t. But the world still needs babies.

H/T Dirty Tackle



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