Sex. Fornication. The Horizontal Hula.
The Hanky Panky.
Whatever you want to call it, sex is an essential part of life, and you might as well do it right.
I want to start by saying this; I could not be more excited to write this article. Exercise and sex are my two favorite things, and I think it’s about time someone wrote about the synergistic relationship between the two.
The last few years, I've devoted my life to studying both subjects, and after many disappointments, quite a few failures, and even some triumphs, I've learned a thing or two.
The fact is:
Exercise makes you better at sex, and sex makes you better at exercise.
Don’t believe it? Go ahead, do some independent research and let us know how that goes.
Here are just 5 ways exercise is going to improve your sex life:
Don’t get me wrong, conditioning absolutely sucks. In a perfect world, we could live a totally happy and healthy life by simply watching reruns of cops and eating burger king. But, sadly, that isn't the case...
Conditioning is pretty much the opposite of that utopian idea, rather than stuffing your face with chicken nuggets, your caught gasping for air. Conditioning is a brief, hellacious 30-60 minutes, and it makes me curse the very existence of kettlebells, sleds, and sand bags.
But I’ve got some good news, the next time you’re sweating like a pig, hating life, and smelling like a weird combination of BO and onions (you should probably wash that shirt), just remember that your efforts were not in vain. Those 60 minutes of hell helped you increase blood flow throughout your entire body.
This includes reproductive organs, leading to increase stamina, increased pleasure during orgasm (especially for females) and will greatly reduce chances of erectile dysfunction for men.
So, in other words, regular exercise acts as a much cheaper version of viagra.
I’m not a gecko, but i just saved you a whole bunch of money on erection insurance.
*** NOTE: I wrote that part intoxicated, and yes, I am using that as an excuse ***
#2 Deadlifting + Kettlebell Swings + Squats = The Humping Trifecta
Ohhh so after hearing a few of the ways this whole “exercise” thing will help your sex life, you want to know the 3 best exercises for it?
Well, first things first, if you want to have strong, powerful hip thrusts, you need to have strong, powerful hips. The best way to do this, is by deadlifting heavy. Here’s some nerdspeak on the subject...
Humping is a simple hip hing/ hip extension pattern, and it must be trained just as any other lift. Here at UpLifted, one of our favorite hip hinge/hip extension strength exercises is the deadlift. Generally, we train relatively heavy, going for no more than 5 repetitions, and really focusing on drive through with our hips.
Deadlifts are one of the best exercises for increasing acceleration and explosive power in athletes…
And yes, there is carryover to the bedroom.
Much like the deadlift, the kettlebell swing drills a hip hinge pattern. Unlike the deadlift, the kettlebell swing is concentric only, or in other words, your body must forcefully contract the glutes, and slide the hips back in perfect synchronization with the kettlebell.
This is also how you do the horizontal hula.
Ohhhh baby. The trifecta is now complete. Should I make a statement about the strong hip extension? Maybe the increase in testosterone? Better hip mobility?
Honestly, I don’t even know where to start. Squats will lead to epic sexy time for these reasons:
- Increased hip strength (much like the deadlifts)
- Increased testosterone production (See number 5)
- Increased hip mobility (See number 4)
But most importantly, squats make you sexy as f*ck. They quite literally utilize every single muscle in your body, you must remain tight through your entire upper back, and core, while generating strength and power through the thighs and hips.
It should be no surprise, but strength training legends call this lift “The King Of All Exercises”.
Fun fact: We do all of these exercises on a daily basis during our
8 Week Transformation Programs...
If you’re doing that whole “strength training” thing right, there should be a few huge improvements in confidence…
Posture:Normally, our posture reflects our internal attitude- it’s easy to tell who’s confident, and who’s defeated via body language.
But it just so happens that you can reverse that circuit. By utilizing deadlifts, squats, and kettlebell swings, you can improve your posture exponentially… Thus increasing your confidence.
Let’s be real. There is nothing better than a nice, firm, shapely butt, and knowing you’re walking around with a great butt is one hell of a confidence booster.
Remember that whole trifecta thing I mentioned at number 3? Yeah, every single one of those exercise will build your booty to pluto and back, do it.
Improved body composition:
Shoot, if you’re going to be naked, you might as well know you’re rocking it. One of my favorite things in the whole world is watching someone's confidence change with their body composition. As their body fat goes down, their confidence goes up.
TL;DR- Exercise will make you look good naked (and you’ll know it)
Every good strength coach will make you warm up - besides increasing core temperature, and preparing our bodies for exercise, a good warm up should encompass the flexibility and mobility needs of the student.
My challenge to you is this:
Try doing the Agile 8 every day for a month, and see if you can’t get some new positions going on.
#5 Sex Drive
Testosterone is pretty awesome. I'm not talking about that synthetic crap either, I'm talking about the real deal, the stuff that's pumping through all of our veins (some more than others), it doesn't matter whether you're male or female, we've all got it.
If you had more testosterone, what could you do with it?
Here are a few things:
- Build muscle
- Strip away belly fat
- Be more assertive
- Embrace the urge to do primally satisfying things without clothes on
Exercises like the squat, deadlift, kettle bell swing, and short sprints, will all spike your testosterone through the roof. Basically anything that forces you to use all of your muscles against a heavy weight will elicit this response.
The science is behind this, all you need to is give it a try.
To conclude this blog post, I'm going to sum up your entire
purpose on this earth in four words...
That's it. Make babies, and live a long, vibrant life. It's no secret that exercise is the key to mastering both of these things.
I hope you've enjoyed reading this as much as I've enjoyed writing it.
P.S. If you're ready to take your horizontal hula-ing to the next level,
check out our 8 Week Transformation Program!