The most important asset a human being can have is health. The wellness of humanity lies on its overall wellbeing, both physical and mental. Working out increases energy, tones your muscles, burns fat and improves your mood and self-image.
But for more reasons than you may know, exercise can also improve your love life. Research shows that if you burn as little as 200 additional calories a day, you can lower your risk of erectile dysfunction. In addition to cardio and strength training, stretching is also important for loosening you up to be able to have fun during intimate sessions and experiment with different positions. Even if you have a pretty great love life, you may try incorporating these workouts in your routine and be a stallion in bed.
Kegels is a great exercise regimen. They improve endurance and control by toning and strengthening the pubococcygeus (PC) muscles (the muscles that allow you to stop the flow of urine mid-stream) and the perineal muscles (the muscles that support erectile rigidity and provide the power behind ejaculation). They can help alleviate erectile dysfunction, and men can delay ejaculation by contracting the same muscles just before the climax. Once you know the workout, your goal will be to progressively increase the duration, intensity and number of reps until you tire.
Holding plank pose is one most effective ways to increase endurance and stamina at the gym and in the bedroom. Planks give your arms staying power for on-top positions. They also strengthen your core, which helps to improve thrust and supports your back to prevent injury. If you actively engage each of your muscle groups while in plank (shoulders, arms, core, glutes, quads, inner thighs, calves and abs), your whole body will see noticeable improvement and you will increase general endurance levels.
Think of your body as a solid wooden plank. While there, engage the abs, squeeze the inner thighs and butt cheeks together, tighten the quads and press the heels back so the feet are flexed. Hold for at least 20 seconds and work up to two minutes at a time.
Squats are known to increase testosterone levels and to increase blood flow to the pelvic region (making orgasms more intense). They will also strengthen your lower body for a more powerful thrust both while you’re on top and while your partner is on top.
This workout improves balance and stability while strengthening your core. A stronger core improves your thrusting ability and strengthens your back, which can often be injured during love making, and the ability to balance in a variety of positions.
Lying Leg Raises
This is an intense core workout which helps improve thrust and provide mild engagement in the quads and glutes, helping you last longer in upright positions. No matter what position you prefer, a strong, controlled thrust is important, but it can be challenging to maintain with weak abdominal muscles.
Push-ups strengthen your upper body and core, providing increased all-around endurance and enabling you to rock those on-top positions during bed play. If you commit to doing them regularly, you’ll notice a difference in your staying power, your ability to maintain a strong thrust and your overall core and upper-body strength while in action.
Lunges in general are great for building strength, endurance, mobility, balance and core stability. But lunges will increase blood flow to your pelvic region, enhancing your action in the bedroom. They will help out when you could use an extra dose of balance and hip flexor mobility or when you’d like to go a little longer.
Upward-facing dog is a yoga pose that stretches the core, psoas and hip flexor region, increasing energy and blood flow to the pelvic area. This stretch also protects your lower back for any heavy lifting you do at the gym or otherwise.
Lie on your belly with your legs hip-distance apart and the tops of your feet on the floor. Bring your hands to the sides of your chest and lift your torso by pressing through your hands. Lifting all the way up, roll the shoulders back and down, lengthening through the crown of your head so you don’t hunch the shoulders into the neck. Breathe regularly for 15 seconds or longer.
Seated Straddle Stretch
If you sit at a desk or work at a computer for hours a day, it can constrict and stagnate the muscles below the waist. Doing a straddle stretch will loosen things up, bringing blood flow back to the pelvic and groin region. Increased blood flow means increased sensation, which means better orgasms. It’s also an excellent inner-thigh stretch, which will enable you to introduce some adventurous positions in bed.
Twisting Forward Bend
This two-part stretch will feel like a full rejuvenation to a large number of those muscles that tend to fatigue easily, whether you weight train or not. It reaches the inner thighs, hamstrings, obliques, pecs, triceps and lats.
Stand with your feet together and your hands at your sides. Simultaneously raise your arms above your head and jump up just enough to spread your feet out wide. Without pausing, quickly reverse the movement and repeat.
Lie flat on your back with your legs bent, feet flat on the floor, and arms at your sides. Gently grab your legs just behind the knees. Slowly pull both knees toward your chest as far as you can comfortably go, keeping your back flat on the floor at all times. Hold the stretch for 2 to 3 seconds and then slowly lower your legs.
There are a lot of video tutorials to help you understand these workouts. But EHC would prefer you to seek a professional support like hitting a gym and/or working out with a personal trainer who is professionally qualified.