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Today, we’re asking…
Is sex good exercise?
Whatever your health and fitness goals are, there’s no denying that if you’re consuming more calories than you’re burning off then you need to be ready to embrace your curves and swerves.
Spending more time in the gym is definitely one way to burn off excess calories, but having sex is also a pretty effective way to give your body a workout.
How many calories should I be burning?
Calorie counting isn’t something that you really want to obsess over. If you’ve got a fairly balanced diet and you’re relatively active each day then you won’t notice much change in your body. If you’re trying to change your physique in some way, then you probably need to get a bit more technical with it all.
If you’re paying attention to your diet, it’s relatively easy to keep track of how many calories you’re consuming each day. But how many calories are you burning?
Your daily functions will generally account for around 50-70% of the energy that your body uses. The more muscle mass you have, the more energy that your body is using – even when you’re at rest.
Physical activity or exertion is the next best way to consume energy and burn calories.
How Many Calories Does Sex Burn?
One study of 21 couples in Montreal looked into how many calories sex burns based on gender. When having sex, the men taking part in the study would burn more than 100 calories based on an average of 3.6 calories per minute.
When you compare this to various options available at the gym, this is probably about the same amount of calories as you’d burn doing some resistance training with weights. Cadio-focused exercises such as treadmill, stationary bike, or circuit training will burn more.
Sex may not be the most effective way to burn calories, but it could easily be one of the most enjoyable.
Which sex positions burn the most calories?
Sucking cock: Good for foreplay but not brilliant for burning calories. It’s a good starting point to get the blood pumping. Same goes for rimming.
Jacking cock: Putting your arms to work is going to increase the calories that you’re burning, but it’s a relatively small muscle group. A good part of your warm-up routine.
Bottoming: The effectiveness of this as a calorie burning exercise is going to depend on the position that you’re using. If you’re on your back, or if you’re face-down, then your top is doing most of the heavy-lifting. You’ll burn most calories if you’re straddling your top and really using your legs to fuck his cock into you.
Topping: This is generally going to be the power-move in terms of burning calories. When you’re topping, most positions that you’ll be exploring will involve you engaging your core and using your glutes to thrust forward. Your glutes are a big muscle group – putting these to work is going to chew through the energy that your body has been storing up. Think about the variations you can use to increase the intensity – using the wall or some furniture for extra leverage can also bring your arm and chest muscles into play.
Obviously, whatever position you’re putting into action, the longer the session and the more physically intense it is then the more calories you’re burning.
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Meet the vegan body-builder
Alexander Kosztowny is building mass without harm.
I caught up with aspiring bodybuilder Alexander Kosztowny to talk fitness, food, and life as a vegan body-builder.
Were you into sports at school?
No. Growing up, I was a heavy-set kid, and not very active at all. In school, I was very academic, and focused mainly on my studies rather than athletics. I didn’t dread gym class, and always worked hard and enjoyed certain sports like tennis and volleyball, but the lack of variety of activities in gym class limited my view on the variety of types of activities out there. If I’d tried a weight lifting class, or yoga, or karate, my attitude may have changed earlier in life. My sister was always active, but I come from a family who are not very big on physical activity or sports. Of course, like most, I wish I’d started earlier, but better late than never.
Can you remember what your first experience of a gym was?
I lost a lot of weight in high school with the onset of puberty, and with the gaining knowledge of nutrition, portion control, and cardiovascular activity. When I went to college, I found myself putting a lot of the weight back on, and knew I had to prevent that. I joined a gym, and hired a personal trainer for the first time to help me get back on track.
I absolutely fell in love with pumping iron. I was able to coordinate working out into being a part of my schedule, as opposed to limiting it only to ‘when I have time’ and having a trainer not only motivated me and taught me technique, but also kept me accountable for my actions. He helped me with adding strength while paying attention to form, and meal planning, The excess weight fell off, and I became addicted.
Now I’m in the gym every day, pushing my body and transforming both my health, my appearance, and my outlook.
When did you decide to get serious about your fitness and bodybuilding?
About four years ago. But I’ve only been super-serious for about a year, and I’ve only been extremely strict in terms of diet for about six months. I’m still a beginner.
What’s your aspiration as a bodybuilder?
To get huge. That’s it.
As someone who’s plant-based, I’d also like to show others what’s possible on a non-traditional diet. That there are other forms of nutrition and protein, and you can build muscle, look great, and have tons of energy without harm.
What’s the difference between your body as it is now and the way that you want your body to look?
I’d still call my self thick or chubby-muscular. The interesting thing about bodybuilding is that there never really is an end goal. You just lift and grow bigger and you’re never quite big or strong enough. I’m just trying to push myself as far as I possibly can. It’s exciting to see the changes you can make that way.
What’s your work-out regime like?
I’m in the gym six or seven times a week. This seems excessive to some people, and I know others who only go three or four times a week, and that works for them. For me, the gym is therapeutic and a stress reliever, as well as a hobby.
I usually spend about one hour doing weight lifting — machines and free weights — and then I wrap up with about 35 minutes of cardio. I focus on one body part per day. It’s a traditional bodybuilding split, so muscles have a chance to rest. This routine works for me — I know some people have luck doing high-intensity, full body workouts, but I like the focus of working each muscle group in isolation.
Do you have a work-out buddy?
Not currently, but I’ve always enjoyed it when I do. It really is vital for really heavy spotting, and the dependability is nice if they’re as motivated as you. If anyone is in Los Angeles and wants to train with me, hit me up!
How important is controlling your diet?
Controlling diet is extremely important. It makes or breaks your progress in the gym. if you lift but don’t eat right, you won’t get anywhere. I’ve seen this happen both for myself and others. When I finally got on the right meal plan, the results happened in no time at all — abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.
I eat about five times a day, and I’m plant-based, just like Tom Brady. My diet consists of lots of legumes, lentils, tofu, peas, broccoli, peanut butter, protein shakes, and other natural, nutrient-rich foods that contain protein without resorting to animal products.
Besides the ethical and environmental sides of going vegan, I find I have more energy, need less time to recover, and am less sore, as well as having clearer skin. I count my macros — calories, carbs, proteins, and fats — and eat the same foods every day to stay on track. I’ve pretty much eliminated bread, gluten, alcohol, refined sugars, and beverages besides water from my diet, except for special occasions. I’m super-strict, but do let myself enjoy food.
Are your friends and family supportive of your bodybuilding aspirations?
For the most part. They’re always impressed at my progress and dedication, but I need a lot of willpower when I have a family who loves to cook, bake, and tempt me with treats. That’s why having a partner or workout buddy who is on a similar plan is helpful, if you’re lucky enough to find one. It keeps you on track.
Are you competing?
Nope, and no plans to either. But that may change as I grow bigger.
What are some of your priorities for the months ahead?
I’m currently in the best shape I’ve ever been in, so I want to just keep on progressing. It’s a slow process, and takes a lot of time, so you have to be patient.
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