By Danni Kay
The more I watch the Olympics, the more envious I become. I want Allyson’s legs, Carmelita’s abs, and Gabby’s flexibility. Then I remember the work required to get chiseled bodies like those, and I quickly descend into a fudge-and-triple-chocolate-sundae depression.
There are many low maintenance home workouts and routines. Some I stuck to (Zumba) and some were fails (Insanity). The main reason for my struggle with stopping and starting is the time commitment and the fun factor. However, Cliff Boyce, fitness trainer to the stars, says there is one fitness method where time constraints are non-factors and the pleasure rating is incontestable — SEX.
The sought-after trainer keeps well-known physiques trim and chiseled. He has helped to craft some of the finest famous bodies we know including Mariah Carey, Lil Wayne, Nikki Minaj, and Usher. His methods are proven to leave your body right and tight.
Still, is it possible to really have a hot-body workout without ever leaving the bedroom?
“You will definitely get a workout because your level of engagement will obviously increase. It’s steamy and sensual but it cannot replace the gym. However, body-shaping positions are effective. You can expect to lose 100 calories.”
Body-shaping positions? You read correctly. We’re talking sexual positions that burn calories, build muscle, and get you limber.
When asked if there is a particular length of time one should hold a particular position in order to have the best results, Boyce notes, “Not everyone is a gymnast and limber enough to handle long periods of flexibility enhancing positions. So, for beginners I’d recommend holding a position for 5-10 seconds. However, for a fit and flexible individual that would like to push themselves, I’d recommend 1-2 minutes.”
On the next page, find out which of your favorite positions make Boyce’s list of Top 4 body-shaping sexual positions: