It’s not uncommon for people to come home and feel like they need to stretch out after a hard day at work. Moreover, we feel like it after an exhausting exercise or even in the morning when we wake up after sleeping in an uncomfortable position. But what about warming up before we engage in sex? Well, at least most don’t think about it.
Before sex, lots of people are so fired up and horny that they can’t think about how hard the whole act is going to be on their bodies. But the thing is, no matter what kind of intercourse we’re getting into, it’s going to affect all sorts of muscles. Hence, it’s pretty common to experience cramps while making love and after. Our article aims to introduce you to some great exercise techniques you can use before sex.
What Is Pilates?
Before we get into these exercises, it’s essential to explain what type of workout we’re on about. Namely, pilates is a type of low-key physical exercise that intends to better your muscles while adding to your posture. Its main goal is to target your core strength, but it will also positively affect other areas, like hip flexors.
What makes Pilates exercises so great is the fact that you can choose to do them with or without any additional equipment. It’s all about slow movement and controlling your breathing. Some would go so far and say that pilates classes and exercises can help your overall life. That is, of course, aside from strengthening your muscles and joints.
We’d have to agree with that idea. Lots of men and women are into it as much as they love the gym and yoga. The benefits of pilates are many, but the most important one is its effect on your sex life. Yup — it can and will help you have better intercourse with your partner if you practice it.
Standing Toe Touch
Since we’re clear about what Pilates is, it’s time to check the first exercise you can use to up your sex game. This is a fairly simple form of workout, but don’t let that fool you. The standing toe touch is pretty efficient. It’s so good that you’ll see professional athletes do it while warming up for more serious stuff.
That said, the first thing you’ll need to do is to reach your arms upwards. While doing so, lift your shoulders properly and try to separate your ribs. Start slowly, and don’t worry if you’re unable to do it like pros on YouTube. You’ll get the hang of it in no time.
Next up, start to gradually roll your body forward. You’ll want to reach your toes by the time you get used to standing toe touch. The whole point of this exercise is to work out your hamstrings and release the lower back. Once you do touch your toes, shake your head left-right and down-up. In the end, revert to your starting position.
Like the previous exercise, this one’s pretty simple too. It will help you relax both your mind and body for sex afterward. So, let’s get into it. The first step is to find a comfortable surface like a mattress or something similar. Once you do, lay down on it with your face facing the ceiling of the room.
While laying on your back, lift your knees and try to make them as flat as possible. It doesn’t have to be perfect. The workout routine will work regardless. After that, swing both of your knees to the right and try to touch the surface with the side of your thigh. When you reach the farthest position, move your knees back to the center.
The second part is to do the same thing only to the left. Exercise your knee drops slowly and without any pressure. This workout will help relax your lower back, preparing you for sex with your partner. Try doing it with your eyes close, as this will help unwind your thoughts.
It’s no secret that even the most vanilla sex positions like missionary can be hard on both men and women. Sure, men do all the plowing while the girl lies on her back and with her legs spread. However, her thighs and back can soon begin to hurt if you’re not in proper physical condition. This is why we’re including the following exercise.
Similar to knee drops, the butterfly starts while you’re laying on your back. Of course, on a comfortable surface. But this time, your knees aren’t going right and left together. The point is to spread your thighs and make your legs separate as far as they can. All this while your soles are touching, forming a unique shape.
This Pilates method will help improve the muscle group on your inner legs. You can add to this by putting your hands behind your head, just like when you’re sleeping. Still, if you don’t feel comfortable with so much stretching, leave them aside. It’s easy to understand how useful this will be when you have sex with your partner the next time.
Our fourth and last pilates move for today is somewhat of a combination of all the previous we’ve mentioned. Some also call it the “T position,” and you’ll quickly understand why.
This method will affect the most muscles in your body. The first step is to lay down and stretch your arms on both sides. Afterward, lift your legs while they’re up against each other and try to keep them like that. If you do this correctly, your body will form the shape of the letter “T.”
Once you have done that, spread both your legs in the air. Try doing this for as many turns as you can, and you’ll flex your back, calves, feet, and ankles. This is a crown of your first four exercises, if you get what we mean. This range of motions will help you get into shape for more experimental sex positions and strengthen your core like nothing else.