Next time you’re helping a buddy move or about to run a marathon, here’s a tip: Start dropping F-bombs BEFORE you do. According to a new study out of England, shouting swear words makes you physically STRONGER. The down side is the effect doesn’t last long, but if you keep shouting and cursing like a sailor you might keep it up, but also will have people looking at you weird. The upside of letting “sh#* hit the fan” came about after a series of experiments with people who repeatedly either swore or used a neutral word as they pounded away on an exercise bike, or performed a simple hand-grip test.
When people cursed their way through the half-minute bike challenge, their peak power rose by 24 watts on average, according to the study. In the 10-second grip task, swearers boosted their strength by the equivalent of 2.1kg, researchers found. The researchers think it’s because swearing makes your heart pound a little faster, like it would when you’re in danger, and that gives you a quick power burst.
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