I'm all about multi-tasking. If you can hit two birds with one stone, why not, right? Making love with your spouse, boyfriend or lover can make for a great time, but did you ever think about the other benefits? If done the right way, sex can be sexercise. After all, you're stretching, clenching, arching and propping. Doing all of those things can work out some of those muscles of yours (not just his). Read on for some position ideas!
Bend Over and Stretch
With any workout that you do, you can never forget the importance of stretching. Usually you'll bend over and touch your toes and hold for a few seconds. When it comes to sexercising, the idea is the same, but the procedure is slightly different. In the name of the stretching sexercise, simply bend over and lay your hands on the seat of a chair, while you keep your legs as straight (and comfortable) as possible. Let your partner have at it from behind, but pay attention to your legs' form.
Being on Top Has Other Benefits
"We must admit, woman on top is our least favorite position because it requires the most physical effort," says The Frisky, "but then again, riding cowgirl is way more fun than the Stairmaster, ain't it?" Though, women usually say they can orgasm quickly while on top. Even better, there's another benefit. Sit on top of your man while he's sitting up. Wrap your legs around him and use your hands and arms to prop yourself up and down. That will work your triceps, biceps and forearms. If your arms aren't strong enough, employ your legs and that should work out your thighs.
Crouching Can Replace Squats
I don't know about you, but I hate doing squats. They're just not fun. Doing squats in bed with your lover, on the other hand, is really fun. Simply squat on top of your man while he's laying flat. Use your arms and legs to prop yourself up and down. Be careful though – we don't want you to hurt your back. Do this slowly and watch your form so you don't strain anything. Take breaks if you start to get really tired. Some of us aren't used to this position and it takes some practice to master.
Make the Missionary Position Work for You
This sexercise sounds way too easy, you wonder. He's on top and you're laying on your back. How is this a workout, you ask? Well it's all about stretching, arching and tightening. While he's working, you can do some work on your own. Stretch your back, arch it here and there and tighten your abs. It's like you're doing pilates right in bed. If you want to sexercise even more than that, try tightening your kegel muscles while you're at it - your lover will be sure to enjoy it!
Straight-Legged on His Shoulders
Stretch your legs, lady. Next time he's on top and you're laying on your back, take your legs and prop them right on each of his shoulders. This will not only stretch out your legs and help them tone during love-making, your abs will also feel some tension. Try to focus on your form and arch your back when possible - this will help tone your abs in the process.
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