You already know that a number of things improve when you work out regularly. Let’s review some of them here…
Working out increases testosterone. The best ones that can really boost the hormone include sprint training or HIIT, and weight training.
On top of the mood-related benefits of increased testosterone, working out will help you lose fat and gain muscle mass. Losing fat will accentuate the bone structure in your face, and gaining muscle will give you a more masculine body. When you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you perform optimally in relationships and, of course, sex.
Sex is exercise. Unless you’re a very selfish lover, it’s going to take some degree of movement, which can be very rigorous. Get out of breath when you’re making love? Well, regular cardiovascular exercise won’t just give you more stamina on the track or field; it will also give you more stamina in the bedroom.
If you have a vascular disease — such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, or peripheral vascular disease — you’re at increased risk for harming the blood vessels in your penis. The result? Erectile dysfunction. Good news, though: Exercise staves off vascular diseases and can improve or even cure them.
Exercises That Can Improve Your Sex Life
So, what can you do starting today to boost your sex life and maybe even rev up that testosterone?
#1. Weight Lifting
Weight lifting increases your testosterone briefly during the lift. Deadlifts and squats are shown to cause the most dramatic increase.
To perform a deadlift:
- Stand with your feet under the barbell.
- Bend over with a straight back (very important!).
- Bend your knees until your shins touch the bar.
- Lift your chest up and straighten your lower back.
- Take a big breath, hold it, and stand up with the weight.
To perform a squat:
- Stand with the bar on your upper back, with your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Squat down by pushing your knees to the side while moving your hips back.
- Squat down until your hips are lower than your knees.
- Stand up with your hips and knees locked at the top.
Kegels activate the pelvic floor muscles. These are the muscles you use to stop the flow of urine or to hold in a fart. Performing regular Kegels will lead to stronger erections and more control in the bedroom.
You want to tense these muscles without tensing your glutes. Practice locating them the next time you go to the toilet; all you need to do is stop or slow down the flow of urine. Once you’ve located your pelvic floor muscles, it’s easy to perform kegels exercises:
- Tense the muscles for 10 seconds.
- Relax the muscles for 10 seconds.
- Repeat this five-to-ten times, up to three times a day.
As mentioned, cardio will give you more stamina in the bedroom. Run, cycle, swim, row, run long distance, do sprints, or do HIIT. Just do it. The more you can exert yourself without getting out of breath, the more you’ll be able to exert yourself in the bedroom. Simple.
Working out will not only improve sex in more ways than one, but it will also improve your daily life, your mood, and your health.
Add exercise regularly, and build up slowly. Increase in increments and aim to train for at least three 30-minute sessions per week — or more, if possible. You’ll see the effects on your sex life pretty fast. So go get ’em, tiger.
Disclaimer: This information isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should never rely upon this article for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.