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Scary sheep

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Exercise and POIS
« on: December 01, 2014, 01:48:19 PM »
I find that exercise during POIS can greatly reduce recovery times. When I was running cross-country and track in high school, I would recover within 2-3 days if I had practice, but now that I am less active, my recovery takes about a week. Does anybody else notice any correlation between exercise and recovery time?
Symptoms last 6-7 days. Onset of muscle weakness after 30 seconds. Symptoms include: brain fog, fatigue, depression, pale skin/dark circles under eyes,  digestive problems, difficulty taking a full breath, irritability. NONE of these are present out of POIS.

Daveman

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Re: Exercise and POIS
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014, 06:06:09 PM »
For me it's mixed.

I find sometimes excersize helps, if I can do it.Sometimes the exercise seems to take 5 times as much effort and the body feels terrible. Other times, it helps take the mind off the POIS.

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Re: Exercise and POIS
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 10:14:49 PM »
For me, exercise has been so important in my health and POIS I've turned it into my profession (I'm a personal trainer).  While I can't say that I'm sure exercise reduces my recovery right after POIS, it ABSOLUTELY helps me with the nagging long term effects like brain fog and low energy.

If I cycle/swim/run at a high intensity intervals for long periods of time, the effect is best. It really does fit well with the vagal nerve tone theory, with perhaps the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) becoming less overactive and allowing the body to be in a more "awake" state.
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Re: Exercise and POIS
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2014, 10:37:25 PM »
Exercise helps me by reducing some of my brain fog and by allowing me to get better quality sleep at night. During bad POIS, I might not feel like exercising (ugh! tired!), but once I get going, I find it pretty easy to continue. And I think that's very cool Nightingale's a personal trainer...didn't know that!

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Re: Exercise and POIS
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2021, 03:21:59 PM »
Hiking is my cure. If I have sex in the evening and go hiking next day, I don't get POIS symptoms. If I don't do that, I have symptoms few days or weeks.

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Re: Exercise and POIS
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2021, 02:14:16 AM »
Hiking is my cure. If I have sex in the evening and go hiking next day, I don't get POIS symptoms. If I don't do that, I have symptoms few days or weeks.

Same for me with cycling, it greatly reduces my POIS symptoms

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Re: Exercise and POIS
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2021, 06:28:18 AM »
Interesting reading guys!

Personally I get POIS symptoms after exercise. If I do a hard workout, the symptoms are as bad as after orgasm.

I do feel amazing during exercise. But the symptoms hit me later in the day or the day after.

I've managed to reduce my post-orgasm symptoms significantly over the last year or so. Based on this thread I'm tempted to give exercise another try and just take it carefully.