Sex: if you’re reading this then you’re better at it than most. But the thing that makes you better than any other lover? Your gym work.
Here’s why you’re a better lover than any marathon runner, cyclist or yoga teacher...
1. Exercise makes you last longer
Face the facts: she’s going to tell her friends how it was, so you can expect some, shall we say, friendly looks when you next see them. Why? You can easily stretch out a session to an hour thanks to the stamina built up from intense gym work. Just one 20-minute HIIT session will spike the endurance you need to go again and again (and again).
In fact, according to a study published in American Journal of Physiology, these short HIIT sessions are twice as effective than cycling or running at building up your endurance. That’s right, science says you’re two times better at sex than Mo Farah.
2. Exercise makes you more attractive
We know. It’s obvious, right? And the scientists back it up too. For instance, one study in the Social Psychological & Personality Science showed women find men with less facial fat more attractive and another study from the University of California found women overwhelming prefer built and toned guys. Turns out you were right to doubt the dadbod fad.
3. Exercise prevents erectile dysfunction
Sure, those guys who regularly go to yoga classes are known for great posture, but it’s the classic gym-goer who can really stand to attention when it really counts. A study published in the Public Library of Science showed that the more you exercise, the better your circulation and the harder your erections. In fact, you’re 30% less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than the normal man, according to research from Harvard University. You’re not just great at lifting weights, you know.
4. Exercise expands your position palate
Admit it: variety is the spice of your sex life. Not only will adding a few extra moves in the bedroom keep her on her toes (literally), it'll give your body the chance to show off the strength and flexibility you gained in the gym in various different positions.
5. Exercise gets you more sex
Don’t have a bed with bedposts? Probably because you’ve put too many notches in it, thanks to your gym-going habit. One study from the California-San Diego found that men who clock at least 60 minutes in the gym per week reported that not only were their orgasms more intense and that they could last for longer, but they actually slept with more people thanks to their new found confidence.
Which is all for the best: your high intensity gym work will spike your testosterone levels, boosting your sex drive. Just think of your high T-levels as the oil to your one-man-sex-machine.
6. Exercise gives you more confidence
Put simply: she’ll enjoy sex more with a guy who’s more self-assured in the bedroom, as shown by the University of Rochester study that found women considered confidence the sexiest trait in men. And here’s the good news: you’re filled with it. In fact, visiting the gym twice a week will give you confidence way above the average Joe, according to another study from Webster University.
The article 6 Reasons Why Men Who Go To The Gym Are Better In Bed was first published on MensHealth.co.uk