Swearing Improves Strength And Stamina

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Do you swear a lot during workouts?

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  1. Mark Zima Yaya Rincon avatar this time

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    Swearing Improves Strength and Stamina, Says New Study
    By Nick English
    May 8, 2017

    https://barbend.com/study-swearing-increases-strength/

    From the article:

    ...it was found that power output was four percent higher among the group with dirty mouths.

    Again, they were asked to choose a neutral or a swear word, and it was found that those who cursed while they gripped were about eight percent stronger on average.

    The participants were asked to swear in a “steady and clear” tone as opposed to an emotional shout. The study author Dr. Richard Stephens thought that swearing would cause an increase in heart rate and other mechanisms related to the “fight or flight” response, but it turned out he was wrong. He told The Independent that his results could be because cussing helps to distract our minds from the discomfort.
     
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    Unfortunately, most of my training environments would not be very tolerant of a lot of swearing while training.
     
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  3. miaou barely keeping it together

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  4. Cmart Aspiring Milo

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    The USAPL doesn't allow swearing, and I train at home where it's frowned upon.
     
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    I've trained with Scot Mendelson at his gym in Sherman Oaks. Dude was intense and cussed like a sailor, even in front of his kids.

    That being said, he was one of the nicest and down to earth individuals I've ever had the fortune to train with.
     
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    I come from a knightly lineage, so swearing in public like that would be unbecoming of me.

    However, online I enjoy the occasional dirty talk.
     
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    Who knew?

     
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    It's been shown to increase pain tolerance. Good to have confirmation of it again though.
     
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  9. AleYeah Jacked white boy

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    I swear a lot (under my breath) when working out.

    Example: "Get up there, motherfucker!" when trying to get one last rep of a bench press completed.
     
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    It probably does help strength.

    But it's probably just gonna help when your mind needs to be gritty, intense and tough.

    Probably gonna be a detriment to the athlete in a precision type sport.
     
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    Don't think so, I bet I could shoot you from a distance whilst calling you a C*nt.
     
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  12. ripskater Steel Belt

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    Good luck.
     
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    The lead ankle weights and bulls eye t-shirt are in the post.......
     
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  14. Grrrr Brown Belt

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    Read this in marko's voice (from taken).
    Sounds way cooler that way.
     
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