Upper-body strength plays an important role in many popular sex positions where the arms are used to provide a stable base or hold onto the partner. These including missionary, doggy style, the stand and carry (with the woman holding onto the man’s neck) and others. Use these simple exercises to improve upper body strength and endurance:
- Plank – while bench pressing is great for building a big chest, you will find yourself in need of static strength, muscle endurance and a strong core.
- Close pushups – a pushup variation that focuses on triceps, which are the first to give out during a prolonged missionary or similar position.
- Chin-ups – A great upper back and biceps builder, this exercise will also target the core if you try to be as straight as possible when lifting yourself up.