Marathon sex sessions are a great way to spend your Valentine’s Day, or any day for that matter, but nothing will throw a bucket of ice water on your roll in the hay like needing to take a break to shake out a muscle cramp. Sex can be a great way to get your heart rate up, but if you’re sweating and trembling is due more to exhaustion and muscle fatigue rather than desire for your partner, consider working these exercises into your pre-Valentine, -anniversary, -vacation, -just because sweat sessions so you can go all night!
Squats. Deep Squats.
Squats are great for building strength and endurance in the legs, and the lower you go, the more they will come in handy in the bedroom. Not only will squats make you look great from behind, but they will allow you to take over when you’re on top. Be sure to drive through your heels on the upward motion and keep them in contact with the ground at all times — dropping below 90 degrees can be rough on the knees and this will take the pressure off. At the lowest point of each squat, add five pulses. While the ladies in the movies can drop it down low over and over, in high heels nonetheless, most women don’t have the quad strength it takes. Who can really do that in real life? You can, that’s who, so put on a show!
When you think of muscles you usually think of the glamour muscles you can see, but for women especially, the deep internal muscles need just as much love. Keeping the pelvic floor activated is a hard thing to teach, but once it clicks, you’ll notice a huge difference in your results in the gym– and in the bedroom. Because the pelvic floor muscles are also the muscles that grip your man during intercourse, training those muscles to grip stronger will make your man go crazy. The easiest way to contract your pelvic floor, or do a kegel, is next time you use the restroom, stop urination in midstream. The muscles you clench to make that happen are the ones you’re after. Once you find them, you’re ready to work them, and you can do it anywhere. Tighten your pelvic floor muscles, hold the contraction for five seconds, and then relax for five seconds. Repeat five times. Keep these muscles contracted when doing , too, and you’ll hit your core and your abs all at the same time.
When you’re on top, you’re supporting most of your weight on your arms. You may not notice it at first because your attention is most likely elsewhere, but after a while, they can give out. Push ups will build up the endurance in your upper body, and keep you from having to tap out and let him take over. Add these to your routine with our Ultimate Push Up Guide.
Working out is all about being strong and healthy enough do the things you love, with the people you love. The more work you put in at the gym, the more work you’ll be able to put in in the bedroom.