- 01-23-2013 #1
If im sad and depressed, but i still do my exercises, will this have an effect If I work out with the same exact discipline and routine, but im happy one session and sad another, im still doing the same work out, so the result would be the same right?3/16/15 : Started Phallosan Forte mixed with GoodLookingLoser.com's BathMate, Jelqs, and Stretching Routines
BPEL: 6.5, 6.75, 7, 7.25, 7.5
EG: 5.0, 5.25, 5.5, 5.75, 6, 6.25, 6.5
- 01-23-2013 #2
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A heads up, you're not going to get one answer to this question. Many believe in the power of the mind. People claim to be able to do anything with just a positive mind.
I've looked a scientific studies of the power of the mind though, it's not been proven to be everything people say it is. Many people think a positive attitude can increase survival rate during cancer. But the statistics show having a positive attitude has no affect on survival or successful treatment. Of course, those coming out of the cancer who had a positive attitude may be sure 100% that the attitude caused it. But there is no way to know if they had been depressed wether they would have survived or not. Most statistics, in the studies I have looked at at least, suggest the mind doesn't work like that.
So personally I take the same approach to PE. I think no matter your mood, if you do the same workout exactly, thinking will have no effect. (Just my view, I know many people will disagree)
Mood may, however, affect you in different ways, such as your technical focus during exercises, your intensity of exercises, your arousal or tension during exercises, or other chemical differences which MAY have an affect on the effectiveness of PE. But those would be what caused the changes, if you made those chemical changes some other way the results would be the same, showing mood wasn't the causal factor. (although it could be argued that mood is causal as it causes the chemical imbalances and so on but scientifically speaking they are seperate things, causal chains are misleading.)
Of course, the mood may cause you to keep doing PE, or research it more, or become more in tune with your body and therefore more receptive to phisiological indicators. Buutttt, I'm tired, so my answer to your question is simply yes, the results would most likely be the same no matter what mood. Especially because your mood will be different over the hundreds of PE sessions you do. UNLESS the mood cause you to change details of the routine.I'm back!
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- 01-23-2013 #4
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longrod, I did mention chemical imbalances caused by depression which includes hormones. And yes it is highly unlikely being in a terrible mood will allow you to perform technique perfectly. And i did mention mood can affect arousal. However I still believe mood is unlikely to cause changes in gains.
Another thing to think about- if mood did affect the gains (biologically, ignoring how it may change your intensity/other behaviour), it wouldn't be in the PE routine, it would be during the recovery time. Every PE session is breaking down or flexing, its the recovery time that adds gains. So mood changes during a routine wouldn't actually matter, because the same amount and same type of applied pressure is still present.
My arguement is more the case where:
If you had a group of 20 randomly selected guys, 10 were all positive thinkers who strongly believed they would gain, 10 were just a bit glum and didn't expect much. They all then recieve the exact same PE, for it to be exact same pressures applied in eercises lets say they all used the same extender and did it the same way for the same time. I believe there would be no difference between the mean gains of the positive thinkers and the negative thinkers, none that wasn't simply down to individual differences.I'm back!
- 01-23-2013 #5
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If you continue to stay committed to your routine and try to find says to ease your depression I'm sure you will be successful. I'm impress that you are sticking with it while feeling down. PE is easy to skip when the mood isn't right.(Late 1999): 6" BPEL x 5.25" MSEG
(Early 2001): 7" BPEL x 5.75"MSEG (mostly Hanging/Jelqing)
Aug 16th 2015: 7.375" BPEL x 6" MSEG
Goal: I have retired from PE - So my goal is just maintaining.
- 01-23-2013 #6
Prayer doesnt hurt.01/14/12 BPEL:7.4" EG:5.0"
03/04/13 BPEL:8.2" EG:5.5"BPFL:6.8 BPFSL:8.8"pics
- 01-24-2013 #7
Check out Daryl Bem. His scientific study has proved the mind has the ability to affect random outcomes.
If you don't believe in that, a positive outlook will lead to more focus and motivation to workout. Or not... everyone is different and as you and Jakebfs pointed out - if you are doing the workout properly, it will work.
I believe it plays no role and every role at the same time... think about it.BPEL: 6.7-8.57" NBPEL: 6.3-8.25"
MEG: 5.9-6.5" HeadEG: 5.4-6.25" BEG: 6.25-7"
Flaccid: 5"x4.75" -> 6.25"x5.375" for +63% volume
275ml-435ml in 3 years, 6 months(active 2 years) for +58% volume
6.7x5.9 - 8.57x6.5 or bigger than 9/10x49/50 - 2999/3000x1666/1667
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