Did you know that getting sweaty, could actually increase your desire? Research shows that regular exercise is linked to a higher sex drive and an improved sexual function. So, what are the best cardio techniques to increase sex drive?
As it happens, it’s the form of exercise that really makes your heart pump blood at the next level. Meaning, that your blood flow is greatly improved by a regular cardiovascular practice. Consequently, your boners will also get more blood and that equals, harder and longer lasting erections!
Moreover, exercise boosts testosterone production which can in turn, reduce fatigue and depression, and increases libido, fertility and virility.
And let’s not forget about the “runners high” that you can also get from other sports. In addition to reducing stress, this high will release endorphins, an hormone that will increase sexual arousal.
Let’s get started, shall we?! What are the best cardio techniques to increase sex drive?
The Best Cardio Techniques to Increase Sex Drive and More
Classic Cardio Sports
Cardiovascular activities are a great way to increase your sex drive and boost your health. In addition, you will get extra benefits, like an increased blood flow and a reduction of stress and cortisol levels. In other words, an ideal combination to improve your sexy times.
For example, a study found that men suffering from ED (erectile dysfunction) got the most benefit from their treatment by incorporating exercise into their protocol. (1)
When it comes to choice…there’s many.
Here’s a list of different activities, listed by type (this is not an exhaustive list):
- Water Sports: Swimming, Kayaking, Rowing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Snorkeling, Kitesurfing, Rafting, Waterskiing, etc.
- Team Sports: Soccer (aka Football), Basketball, Handball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cricket, Baseball, Hockey, Rugby, etc.
- Martial Arts & Fighting: Karate, Kung-fu (aka Wushu), Kenpo, Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira, Judo, Aikido, Kendo, Taekwondo, Savate, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Sambo, Boxing, Krav Maga, etc.
- City & Gym Sports: Running (in town or on a treadmill), Cycling (also with a stationary bike), Rowing with a machine, Dancing, Elliptical and well, even Stair Climbing (as fast as you can).
Weight and Strength Training
OK, weight and strength training don’t really belong in the cardiovascular category or… do they?
Well, you should know that you can incorporate a HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) routine to your usual training. Not only, will it improve your mass gains but it will also boost your T levels and your libido!
When you are lifting heavy (or your body weight) on the regular, your body makes one hell of a cocktail. Basically, a mix of adrenaline, endorphins and testosterone!
For instance, strength training is far more powerful to get a testosterone boost than running or the elliptical. And it’s that T increase that triggers libido gains!
For effective results, focus on large groups of muscle and don’t train the same muscles on consecutive days. Muscles need rest to get stronger and if you train very hard, bigger.
So, lift heavy (or lift yourself), focus on large muscle groups, incorporate HIIT, be mindful of your rest days and enjoy the gainz!
However, being consistent is key to get results. Meh, like anything else.
Yoga and Kegel Exercises
Yoga is great way to improve your flexibility (especially if you do strength or weight training), reduce stress and improve your blood flow – while strengthening your core muscles. As a result, this will also improve your sex drive.
For best results, add yoga to your exercise routine once or twice a week. Also, yoga can be practiced in a studio or from home. For instance, you will find many very good yoga videos on YouTube for all levels.
Similarly, stretching with breathing exercises will improve sexual desire! (2)
When it comes to Kegel exercises, it’s a must do. Kegel exercises focus on squeezing your pelvic floor muscles or perineal muscles. By doing them regularly, you will improve the quality of your erections and have stronger orgasms. Not bad, right?
The Best Cardio Techniques to Increase Sex Drive – Conclusion
There are many things that could qualify as the best cardio techniques to increase sex drive. Because at the end of the day, it all boils down to one thing…regular exercising, of any type, will improve your sex drive – aka libido.
The most important thing here, would be to make exercise a part of your routine. As a matter of fact, it has to be as important as brushing your teeth. Yes, I’m not kidding. Because you do brush your teeth automatically don’t you (I do hope so). Consequently, after a while, exercise will become as important on a daily basis. As important as brushing your teeth…or breathing.
So, keep it sweaty my friend!
(1) Physical activity and PDE5 inhibitors in the treatment of erectile dysfunction: results of a randomized controlled study. Maio G, Saraeb S, Marchiori A. J Sex Med. 2010. (2) Effect of combined psycho-physiological stretching and breathing therapy on sexual satisfaction. Bay R, Ismail SB, Zahiruddin WM, Arifin WN. BMC Urol. 2013.