Better Sex Workout: 4 Drills for Peak Performance Between the Sheets
Go get 'em, tiger...
Running out of steam before you hit the finish line? Feeling too lethargic to get up, much less, get it up?
Have no fear - MME is here to remedy your sexy concerns the best way we know how... By working out, of course!
Now that we’re privy to all the hard-hitting ways working out impacts your sex life, we’ve compiled some of the most effective exercises to whip you into shape for peak performance between the sheets.
Here are 4 drills you can implement in your regimen to become an absolute stud in the sack:
4. Cardio, Baby.
Nothing kills the mood like having to call a timeout to catch your breath in the midst of the action.
Don’t get us wrong - we know real-life sex is not always the flawless affair like the media would have us believe (being able to laugh off the bloopers is a necessary thing!).
But constantly needing to take a break can make things frustrating and just plain unenjoyable for all involved, and those are the last two words you want to come to mind when talking dirty.
Sound familiar? Then, my fellow warrior, cardio is your key to unlocking your full potential when it comes to the bedroom. Reserve a chunk of your workout routine dedicated to cardiovascular exercise - think aerobic activities like running, swimming, cycling and rucking.
Anything that boosts your heart rate and gets your blood pumping works, but we can't go past the cardio component in our Generation Elite program to get you "match fit".
3. It’s All in the Core...
It’s no secret that sex can be quite taxing on the core, especially if you’re the more, *ah hem*, adventurous type.
Essential for your balance and stability, a strong core can be a gamechanger in the bedroom (you’d be amazed what your body can do with a rock-solid foundation). Not to mention, core strength is the road to a rockin’ toned bod by spring.
When we say core, we’re mainly referring to the torso area, and core-intensive exercises tend to target your abs, obliques, mid and lower back. Crunches, bicycle kicks, planks, side planks, glute bridges, and mountain climbers all fit the bill, just to name a few. Peripheral muscle areas like your hips, glutes, and shoulders will also be hit as an added bonus.
2. Kegels (naturally)
This one comes up a lot when referring to exercises for down there, and for good reason.
“Pelvic floor muscle exercises tone and strengthen these muscles, improving blood supply and nerve activity, leading to greater pleasure,” explains Kirsteen Ferguson, a physiotherapy pelvic dysfunction specialist for the UK’s National Health Service.
While it’s easy to overlook the machinery that’s under the hood, giving these muscles a workout can do wonders for men and women alike.
Not sure how (or where) to start? First, identify your pelvic floor muscles by imagining you’re trying to stop your flow of urine midstream. Tighten the muscles for 3 seconds, then relax them for 3 seconds. That's all there is to it. Repeat 3 sets of 10 repetitions daily. It's easiest when you start out to lie on the floor in a bridge position, and as you get better at isolating the kegel muscles, you can experiment with a squat or lunge position too.
1. Don’t Stress
This silent killer spares none in its demolition route, not even your most intimate of affairs.
Yes, we’re talking about stress. You might be surprised to hear that taking care of your mind is equally as important as physical health when it comes to sex, and managing your stress is essential.
To fully conceptualize the damaging effects of poor stress management, let’s take a look at how your body processes stress. You have two nervous systems: The sympathetic nervous system, the accelerator that triggers the fight-or-flight response; and the parasympathetic nervous system, the brake that relieves you of the stress response.
When you let your fight-or-flight state run overtime without relief, it exhausts you of your energy, wreaking havoc on your mental and physical well-being in ways you’d never imagine. In this case, it can be a real bummer for your libido.
So what are you waiting for? Put these workout tips into action to get some action - we’re sure they won’t let you down!
Thanks for reading, stay strong warrior.
Maggie Johnson | MME Wellness Contributor
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