Even if you’re not a pro athlete, you can still have an Olympic experience in the bedroom. But you need to put the work in -- or rather, workout -- if you want to see results in the sack. So which exercises translate best between the sheets? We asked Zach Rothberg, a certified strength & conditioning specialist and corporate fitness trainer, how to get into sexy shape.
Tilt it, tilt it real good
All sex hinges on one essential movement: the pelvic tilt. Your pelvis is comprised of all the bones you pretty much need for boning: your hip bones, sacrum, and coccyx (or tailbone, if that nomenclature makes you less giggly). "The ability to control the pelvis and the anterior and posterior pelvic tilt is essential," says Zach. Conversely, lack of control and strength in this region can have some pretty painful consequences. "During any instance of hip-dominant movement, unless the pelvis is aligned properly, [you] cannot produce force without spinal compensation. Basically, you throw your back out," he explains. And unfortunately, there's no Plan B for a herniated disc, so protect yourself. Zach recommends exercises such as the cat-camel because "it promotes control of the pelvis."