Happy HUMP Day, Chicks! I’m thrilled to have Jodi Roper with us today getting specific on exercises that promote enhanced sensations. Director of Group Fitness, Personal Trainer, and Instructor at a popular fitness club, Jodi is our newest addition to the Swagger team. She’ll be posting once a month on topics related to health, fitness, and motivation. She’s like our own personal trainer, so be sure to ask her whatever questions you have!
Take it away, Jodi!
I am so excited to be part of the Chic Swagger clan!! So, let me start by asking you…Wouldn’t it be nice if it were easy to improve your sex life for free? I would have to say YES!!
You can get more sizzle in your sex, and all you have to do is get a little sweaty – with exercise!
How easy it that? Get your partner to do the exercises and double your satisfaction. So, which exercises will put the vroom back in your bedroom? Here are the top five exercises to keep your sex life awesome!!
1. Pushups. If you choose only one exercise to do, this is the one for obvious reasons! You can start these by knees on the floor, keeping your back straight and slowly lower until your nose touches the ground. Do 3 sets of 15. When you are ready to kick it up a notch, progress to the tradition hand and toe pushup! Pushups are a fabulous full-body workout.
2. Abdominals. After pushups, your abs are the next critical, sex-boosting area. After all, you use your abdominal muscles during sex. One of the best ones is the reverse crunch. Lie on your back, knees bent, heels into your glutes. Just lift your tail bone off the floor and squeeze your lower abs as you lift and lower you butt off the floor.
Women also greatly benefit from doing Kegel exercises (contracting your pelvic muscles). Squeeze for 3 seconds and then relax for 3 seconds. Repeat 10-15 times.
3. Deadlifts. This will keep your back strong as can be and give your legs and torso a workout too!! This one is a bit tricky and one to be careful on form.
Hold 2 weighted dumbells in your hands, put a slight bend in your knees and bend from the hip, lower weights to your knees and then back up. Do 3 sets of 15.
5. Cardio. Get your heart pumping with a brisk walk, run, or a crosstrainer. Aim for 30 minutes 5-6 times a week. Good cardiovascular shape is critical for overall health and great bedroom endurance. And who doesn’t love endurance?!
If these exercises don’t tickle your fancy, pick your own pleasure: swimming, yoga, biking or even skiing. Just aim to move and be active 5 times a week for 30 minutes.
We all want to be fit, healthy, and have great sex. Studies have proven that fit and active people have more sex than sedentary people. Bottom line: Being strong and flexible with lots of endurance will put spunk into your sex life for you and your partner!!
But, don’t forget the most important muscle of all to develop…YOUR BRAIN!! Sex begins with the muscle between your ears. If you have a positive body image and positive thoughts you will have a better sex life. And of course, regular exercise helps cultivate these positive feelings.
So start exercising – start thinking positive – be confident and carry it into all areas of your life…..including the bedroom.
What’s your experience with exercise and sex? Have you noticed a correlation between your fitness level and your pleasure?