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Don't Use Phones During Training

"Don't use phones during training" - Charles Poliquin.


Many people are now starting to speak of this, but like many topics, Charles was way ahead of his time explaining the reasons as to why you shouldn't use your phone during training.


Don’t use your phone while you train. If you keep your phone in your pocket or in contact with your body while you train to listen to music then you could be lowering your androgens by as much as 31%. You do not want to be making 31% less testosterone. Most of us are already deficient so you want to optimize this as much as possible.


Close contact with your phone all day is bad for you anyway not just while you train, so you should try to limit the amount of time you spend on that device.


In Finland, where Nokia comes from, they have the most brain cancer in the world due to their use of mobile phones. There is a direct correlation between the time you spend beside your mobile phone and cancer.


Do not sleep with it next to your head. Put it on flight mode if you use it for an alarm and put it as far away from you as possible.


Another problem with phones is that the constant looking for updates, messages, likes or comments depletes your dopamine. Well, to lift big weights you need dopamine, so checking your phone constantly means you are wasting the most important neurotransmitter for neural drive.


Mobile phones are a training killer. You should stay away from them.


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