These "Better Sex" Exercises Have 4 Million Views on TikTok
If you've ever Googled how to exercise for better performance in bed (hey, no judgement!), you already know that planks, pushups, pelvic floor exercises, and plyometrics such as jump squats are all highly recommended ways you can increase your stamina, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, and, as a result, your sexual performance.
But if those moves (or simply keeping fit and doing some cardio here and there) aren't getting you the results you desire, you could always heed the advice of a UK-based trainer and TikTok user named Patrick Toechterle.
Toechterle is a self-described "expert in body transformations" with more than 117,000 followers on Instagram and 114,000 on TikTok, where he's posted a series of workouts targeted at the bedroom. One video, titled "Better sex," has been viewed more than 3.8 million times (and climbing)—with thousands of comments from people thanking him for his "hot tips."
But his viral "Better sex" video has four moves, and they're all about hip mobility. After all, mobility and flexibility in the hips can make it easier to get into more challenging sex positions. The moves include the "Rock Back," the "Quadruped Hip Opener," the "JJ Hip Opener," and the "Seated Leg Raise." While we'd can confirm whether or not these moves will indeed help you in the bedroom (though, on first glance, it appears as though they will), we can tell you how to do them. Read on for a brief primer to each move, and for more exercise news, read about how a New Study Reveals the Trick to Getting Fit in As Little Time as Possible.
The Rock Back
This move begins with a setup where you're positioning yourself so that your hands are directly underneath your shoulders and the knees are directly under the hips. With a slight inward curve in your lower back and chin tucked, rock backwards as far as you can. Once you notice your lower back beginning to round, it's time to stop to avoid overdoing it and getting injured.
The Quadruped Hip Opener
You lay face down on your hands and knees, and then you lift your leg to the side, up and then around. It's a popular move for opening up the hips. And it can also loosen up the adductors and hip joints, which is where he explains it can be a "sex exercise," as you are increasing the range of motion and can become more flexible with your partner.
The JJ Hip Opener
As can be assumed, this "sex exercise" opens up the hips. To do it, you'll have one leg crossed in front of you and the other leg bent backwards behind you. Then, start moving the body up and down and work on engaging your core and abdominal muscles to better lift yourself up.
A strong core will help increase stamina, flexibility and posture—the latter being where you can position yourself straight upright or in a move for longer in which you need to hold your bodyweight up or stay strong and balanced in a core-focused move.
The Seated Leg Raise
The 'seated leg raise' involves sitting upright with both of your legs extended outwards, where you'd then flex one foot at a time, each at a 90-degree angle, alternating. Avoid any strain in your legs—if you start to feel pain or soreness, then stop.