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10 Exercise Tips for a Better Sex Life

        Health | Sexuality

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Build Leg Strength
Lunges work all of the major muscle groups in your legs.
Lunges work all of the major muscle groups in your legs.
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Strong, powerful legs form the foundation of your body, but they do so much more than just support it and propel you around. All kinds of sexual positions can benefit from working on your leg strength -- not just ones that require you to stand. Of course the body isn't an island, and most types of exercise that you do will also benefit your legs. However, there are plenty of exercises meant to specifically target them. Leg exercises target three different groups of muscles: the quadriceps (front of the legs), the hamstrings (back of the legs) and the calves (lower legs).

Lunges target all three of the leg muscle groups, as well as the gluteal muscles. From a standing position, put one foot forward and lower your body until your front knee is at a 90-degree angle and your back knee is parallel to the floor. Make sure that you keep your back straight and don't allow your front knee to come over your toes or rotate inward or outward. When you rise up, you'll definitely feel it in your legs. Initially you probably won't be able to get that low to the ground or do that many repetitions, but stick with it. Switch when one side gets tired. If you find yourself getting off balance, hold onto a chair or the wall.


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