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It's possible! Increase your sexual satisfaction with exercise

By Utkarsh Rai
August 16, 2018 10:10 IST

A dull sex life can be pretty boring. But who says that you can't pep it up?
These five easy exercises will come handy!

In the book The Fitness Currency: At Any Stage, At Any Age , Utkarsh Rai explains why fitness is 'the only currency that can’t be earned by anyone else for you.'

From mental to physical fitness, the book aims to guide you with various tips to achieve your fitness goal.

This excerpt from The Fitness Currency: At Any Stage, At Any Age will help boost your sex life. 

NYC certified fitness trainer Mike Giliotti said that it's the smaller muscles, which one can't see or feel, that make the difference.

Improved muscle tone can increase sexual satisfaction as science has proven that orgasm depends on multiple muscle activities.

Not only for young men, but also for mature men, fitness improves the cardiovascular functioning, which then helps in improving sexual function.

Fitness will help in enhancing the muscles, big or small, and help in improved cardiovascular functions, which can aid in improved sex life.

He further said in to try five 'sexercises' to keep the sex life awesome.

Though the following exercises are geared towards men, they also work great for women who want a boost to their sex life, as per Giliotti.

1. Push-ups

If you're going to pick just one exercise to engage yourself, this is the one to go for. Do three sets of 12 to 15 repetitions.

2. Abdominals

Old-fashioned crunches are good enough.

Lie on your back, hands supporting your neck, knees bent and your feet on the floor.

Then bring your body up just enough to get your shoulders off the ground. Do three to five sets of 15 to 20 repetitions.

3. Extra ab oomph

Giliotti suggested that both men and women should do bridges.

Lying on your back, knees bent, feet on the floor, lift your hips up and down 15 times. Do three sets of 15 repetitions.

Men can also try pelvic tilts. Standing up or lying down, straighten your lower back and pull your belly button in until your lower back touches the wall or floor.

Women can try Kegels. Contract your pelvic muscles by tightly squeezing the muscles for three seconds and then relax for three seconds. Do 10 to 15 repetitions, three times a day.

4. Deadlifts

This exercise will keep your back as strong as it can be and make your legs and torso workout.

Deadlifts, in which you start in a neutral bent-over position and raise a weighted barbell or dumbbells from the ground, are easy to do and easy to do wrong with.

So, technique is important to prevent injury.

5. Torso side bends and twists

Torso side bends and twists will keep your upper body strong and give you stamina.

Gilliotti further suggested doing them on the cable crossover machine for maximum effect and pushing or pulling exercise in the gym.

Rows, flyes and lateral raises on the cable crossover machine will do a great job of enhancing the performance in the bedroom.

Caution: A trainer or someone knowledgeable enough should monitor all the above sex-enhancing exercises to ensure that one's body is capable of doing it.

Excerpted from The Fitness Currency: At Any Stage, At Any Age by Utkarsh Rai, with the permission of the publishers, Rupa Publications.

Lead image -- a still from Lust Stories -- used for representational purposes only.

Utkarsh Rai