When it comes to stripping down during sex, we do silly things like posing in weird angles, covering up our problem areas, and shutting the lights off before dropping trou. But with these exercises you’ll be able to tone your body from head to toe—and maybe request to keep the lights on.
Get Amazing Arms
You don’t want to be waving hello as your tricep is waving goodbye, so sculpt them sexy like Reese Witherspoon with this exercise.
The Move: Tricep Dips
Bending your knees, place your feet a few inches in front of your feet, heels down; toes pointed up. Place your hands flat behind you, fingertips pointing towards your feet, elbows tucked against your sides. Bend your arms and lower your body until your upper arms are parallel to the floor. Your hips should drop straight toward the ground. Hold for a beat, then straighten your arms and repeat.
Get a Better Butt
Men will never stop checking you out, whether you’re in your late 80s like Betty White, or in your 40s like Sandra Bullock. Be sure they always get a great view from behind with this exercise. (If anything, do it to make your butt look better in jeans!)
The Move: Booty Bridge
Using a gym mat or a towel, lie down on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Rest your arms on the ground, parallel to your body, with your arms facing down. Keeping your upper back and your feet firmly on the mat, use your hands to support your body and raise your glutes up toward the ceiling as high as you can while contracting (squeezing) your glutes. Release the contraction and lower your glutes almost to the floor, being careful not to touch the mat. Then, immediately raise your glutes again while contracting the muscles. Continue to contract and release for about 12-15 reps. On your last repetition, hold the contraction for about 10 seconds. Do two to three sets, four times a week.
Get a Flatter Stomach
You can get a toned core by eating right, doing cardio, and focusing on ab work. Shakira proves that belly dancing and shaking is one way to sculpt sexy abs, as is the exercise below.
The Move: Reverse Crunches
Since the pooch is what most women worry about, try doing reverse crunches with a lift. Lie on your back, knees pulled up to chest and hands under your butt to support your lower back. Uncurl legs straight out, keeping them six inches from the floor. (Don’t let them touch the ground!) Lift legs straight up so that they’re perpendicular to the floor and add a small lift of your butt. Curl legs back into the start position. Do three sets of 10.
Get Lean Legs
Sexy stems can bring you far in life, on the dance floor (see Rihanna as an example), and even in the bedroom. Get firmer gams with this no-fail exercise.
The Move: Ball Squats
These work your glutes, quads, and hamstrings all at the same time—all you need is a Swiss ball and your own body weight. Place the ball so that it rests between the wall and your butt. Lean back against the ball to hold it in place, and position your feet slightly in front of you, about shoulder-width apart. Bending your knees, slowly lower yourself into a squat position, letting the ball roll up your back as you sink into your heels. Hold for one count, then slowly return to starting position. Aim for two sets of 15-20 reps, two to three times a week.