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Body Looks Great, But What Happened to My Sex Drive?

Getting your sex drive back when your workout takes it.



Dear Chris:
I am 28, and 140 lbs.  I have been working out for a year now, and have noticed that my sex drive has greatly decreased over time.

I usually alternate (upper body one day/lower & cardio the next).  Is it possible that I am working out too much?  Or perhaps my diet is not good?  What can I do to correct this problem and continue to workout?

Guy 10
Male (28) Tampa, FL

Dear Guy 10:

At the age of 28 your body has gone through a lot of changes your testosterone can drop up 40% compared to age 18.  You say that your 140 lbs but with out knowing your height that does not help, 5’1” or 6’1” that makes a big difference.  Your body gets adjust to the exercises you’re doing, after all that why exercise can change your body in the first place you adapt.  One of the important factors is how long have you been doing your routine?  If this were a new routine then I’d look at your diet or perhaps supplementation (check with your doctor for what to use or not to).  If you’ve been pounding away at this for some time, 6 months or longer its possible that your body has stopped getting the boost that you’re looking for from your workouts.      

The workout

“I usually alternate (upper body one day/lower & cardio the next).  Is it possible that I am working out too much?”   Yes its very possible.

Your body needs time to heal if you don’t give it that chance then you may be running on a low battery.  Working your upper body in full in one day and resting only one day is very difficult.  Your upper body consists of different kinds of muscles:

   1. Smaller muscles such as the Biceps, Triceps, Deltoids (Anterior, Medial and Posterior), Pectoralis Minor and etc.
   2. Larger muscles like the Latissimus Dorsi, Pectoralis Major and even the Trapezius Cont'd on next page...






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