How to Prime Your Body for Sex With a Kickass Workout
Unlike most guys, I happen to love Valentine’s Day.
While I think it unnecessary to have a calendar holiday to tell me I’m supposed to be romantic (hey, I put the Roman, in “romance” after all), I do enjoy the general atmosphere of the time.
I like candy, giving presents and going out to nice dinners—but more than that, I happen to like the more private ways to celebrate.
But, presents, dinners and sex aren’t the only things couples can do to celebrate this holiday. There’s a way to makes all the celebrations better: working out.
Do this with your special someone, and it will make your presents prettier, your dinner taste better, and your sex even sexier.
#1 DO IT AT HOME – To better reap its rewards; because, let’s face it—you’re a lot more likely to have sex if you’re close to a bedroom.
#2 DO A LIGHT AEROBIC WARM-UP – This is sort of the exercise equivalent of foreplay – some of you may be tempted to skip it and move on to the main event, but, as any good lover knows, it has merit in its own right and will make the main event that much better.
In this case, doing an aerobic warm-up gets the blood flowing and the heart pumping. More importantly, it’ll raise the core temperature and make you start sweating—and sweating releases pheromones, which helps to increase arousal.
#3 MOVE ON TO STRENGTH TRAINING – Strength training helps to spike the testosterone levels which, in turn, increases sex drive (as well as fat burning). Yay, testosterone!
#4 DO A “MALE DOMINANT” EXERCISE – That is, an exercise that men tend to be better at. For example, men tend to be much, much better at push-ups because males naturally have greater upper body strength. From an evolutionary perspective, when a man is allowed to “show off” and feel more confident, it puts him a sexual mood, and increases both desire and performance. Think of it as “exercise peacocking.”
#5 DO A DYNAMIC LOWER BODY EXERCISE -This increases blood flow to the legs, and also starts to stretch the muscles of the lower body.
#6 MOVE ON TO DOWNWARD FACING DOG YOGA POSITION – This yoga pose stretches the hamstrings (trust me, you don’t want to have those pull or cramp during sex), and increases blood flow around the pelvis. More importantly, it looks very sexual.
#7 DO A ROCKING PLANK – Just watching the video, you’ll notice why this plank variation would have carryover to, ahem… romance.
Slow motion air humping or awesome core exercise? You decide.
The important thing here is the muscles involved. A rocking plank challenges your core muscles in terms of movement and stability; this activates all of your abdominal and core muscles, and working these muscles beforehand can lead to both better sex and stronger orgasms.
#8 TRANSITION TO GLUTE BRIDGES – The planks help make you better on top; these will make you better on the bottom. Bodyweight glute bridges teach you how to activate and recruit the glutes for plenty of activities (notably, of course, the bedroom).
#9 FINISH WITH MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS – Like jumping jacks, mountain climbers help increase the heart rate and core temperature, once again allowing for pheromone release.
However, mountain climbers also have the advantage of helping stretch the hip flexors and groin muscles, which can lead to better sex.
#10 MAKE ALL THE SEXY SEX – Because yes.
This bodyweight circuit will take about 5 minutes. Simply run through it about 3-4 times, and you’re on your way to a better body, a better Valentine’s Day.
And better sex, of course.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Comments for This Entry
MCDone! We'll try doing it off the bed next time ;)
February 15, 2014 at 5:29 pm
Frank TrapaniALWAYS great reading your blog
February 14, 2014 at 2:27 pm
Nancy Kaufman Eisenmanwow John you get right to the point! I hope you are getting some today or this weekend!
February 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm
Richard GereI'll love it with you, Noelle
February 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm
Noelle BuntLuv it!
February 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm
February 14, 2013 at 4:35 pm
Hollywood_mermaidStrong quads and an exercise ball. Everybody's new best friends!
February 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm
hannahwell i must say that I enjoy your style, but man are you crude. somehow though you can get away with it without me thinking your a thug.:)
March 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm
BillHusband DOES love it. Let's implement program, Michelle.
February 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm
MichelleI just forwarded this on to my husband! :) I am sure he will LOVE it!
February 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm
ClementSeconded for being single. Oh, and great workout, Roman. Btw, since it's the 14th of February, the reps and sets for each exercise should be 14 and 14, with NO REST in between. Try it!
February 14, 2011 at 4:15 pm
RichelleA prost to sexercise!
February 14, 2011 at 12:23 pm
Williamha ha, that's a funny workout John. Unfortunately I'm single and will be training with 30 guys at rugby training tonight :o/ Not exactly a great valentines day for me, but there's always next year :o)
February 14, 2011 at 9:17 am
PerNever to sick for sex? I guess this time it wasn't a VD then...
February 14, 2011 at 9:15 am
beachbody coachesHaha a very entertaining post for Valentine's Day. I'm away from my hubby today but I better get me some of those gorgeous leg warmers and start practising on that yoga position.
February 14, 2011 at 8:52 am
John RomanielloNever too sick for sex.
February 14, 2011 at 7:51 am
PatsGood post Roman, but... I thought you were sick :P
February 14, 2011 at 3:52 am
mattyHey great post, Also, What are those little foot booties your wearing? do they mimic barefoot? any benefit? matt
February 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm
KatieMAhaha love it!! Some of my favorite moves too :D
February 13, 2011 at 6:31 pm
RachelAwesome :) I am jealous of the air Roman
February 13, 2011 at 6:14 pm
Daniel WoodrumBrilliant post Roman! I might have to add in some glute bridges as well..
February 13, 2011 at 5:57 pm
GlennHah! Excellent, Sir!
February 13, 2011 at 5:54 pm