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Will abdominal and core exercises such as the plank help maintain hard erection?

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Does doing abdominal and core exercises such as the plank help maintain a harder erection? thanks for your time
Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2012 in Men's Health
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 56 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

It is good that you are healthy conscious and doing regular exercise.

Let me explain you the basic first.

When ever a man gets excited the blood flow the penile veins increase, the veins are filled with blood and you get an erection. Penis is made of smooth muscles. This entire event takes place under the influence of male hormones.

Once erect, because of contact stimulation the erection is maintained. It is the brain that is playing a important role in maintaining erection then anything else. Means you have to feel the excitement to have erection.

Any form of exercise like plank or other helps you to stay fit and healthy. In general they help as a part of over all well being.

There are no direct effects. Unless you are physically fit, you will not be able to perform the act properly. Here comes the role of any exercise.

Please keep doing regular exercise to stay fit and healthy.

I hope this answers your query, please write again in case you have any further queries.

In case you do not have further query, please accept the answer.


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