Have you ever wondered how things you do in the gym could affect your sex life? The truth is that the fitter you are, the better your sex life is going to be. Here are 10 exercises that can boost a man’s sex life:
1. Bench Press
All the classic sex positions like missionary, standing or on-the-lap demand good upper body strength and the best exercise for that is the classic bench press. Not only will the bench press sculpt your chest, it will also help you improve your upper body strength so that you don’t crush your partner in bed.
How to do a bench press
Step1: Lie back on a flat bench.
Step2: Using a medium-wide grip, lift the bar from the rack and hold it straight over you, with your arms locked. This will be your starting position.
Step 3: From the starting position, bring the bar down slowly till it slightly touches the middle of your chest.
Step 4: Hold this position for a while and then push back to the starting position while breathing out. This will be one rep. Repeat for desired number of repetitions.
Make sure you breathe properly while doing this exercise. Lower the weight slowly and make sure you just touch your chest. You should have complete control over the bar at all times.
The push-up is probably the first chest exercise most guys try out and it will never get old. Along with the bench press it will ensure that you have the strength in your arms to do full justice to the missionary position. Also, you can combine this exercise with sex in a wonderful position called the flower press.
How to do a standard push-up
Step 1: Get down on all fours and place your hands a little wider than your shoulders.
Step 2: Keep your feet together and strengthen your arms and legs. Make sure that your entire body is in one straight line, from head to toe.
Step 3: Keeping your elbows close, lower your chest till it’s just one inch above the floor
Step 4: Hold this position for a second and bring your body up.
The entire set of motions mentioned above is just one rep. Do this at least 15 times to complete a set and try and do at least three sets.
3. Parallel Dips
Another classic upper body exercise to work your triceps and chest muscles, the parallel dip is an advanced exercise for crazy upper body strength and chest muscles to die for.
How to do parallel dips
Step 1: To set yourself into an initial position, stand between the two parallel bars. With your hands grasping the bars, jump up and lock your arms when they are fully extended, such that your body hangs between the bars and its weight is borne by your hands.
Step 2: Now flex your elbows slightly and break the 90 degree bond between them. Do not swing or move while doing the descent.
Step 3: Go back to the initial position by straightening your elbows and lifting yourself back up.
Your chest and arms aren’t the only muscles that define your upper body strength; the back muscles are just as important. And the best exercise for your back and pretty much every other upper body muscle is the pull-up. A pull-up also works your core which will help you improve your thrusting and add more impetus to the woman-on-top and reverse cowgirl positions!
How to do a pull-up?
Step 1: Stand straight with your arms fully extended and gripping the pull-up bar.
Step 2: Pulling with your hands, pull-up until your chin is above the bar.
Step 3: Release the pressure you’ve exerted on your muscles and come down slowly until your arms are once again fully extended.
5. HIIT Cardio
While it’s not a strength training exercise per se, any sort of high intensity interval training will give some serious edge to your sex life! It will increase your stamina, burn more fat, help you get stronger erections and get rid of any stubborn fat that dares lurk around.
How to do HIIT
You can incorporate HIIT in all your exercise regimes and most gym machines have the option to switch from high-intensity to low intensity. The first thing you should keep in mind is that you should warm-up before you attempt this. Say you’re using a treadmill and want to incorporate a HIIT regime, here’s what you do:
- First warm-up for a period of 3-5 minutes at normal pace
- Pick the interval option on your treadmill to switch from jog to run (similar options are available on elliptical machines and stationery bikes as well)
- Keep the low intensity speed around 6-8kmph and high intensity one at 10-15 km/h depending on your level of fitness
- You should begin with a high-low ratio of 1:2. If you run for 1 minute, walk for a period of 2 minutes.
- Continue this for at least fifteen minutes or five rounds of high-low.