The Exercise to Make it Hotter: Bowing Pushup
It’s not very creative, but missionary is the go-to move for most people, says Britton.
The reason: It’s an intimate position that allows for face-to-face contact. And while she enjoys feeling your weight on her body, you can’t let all pounds rest on her.
“You need strong arms and shoulders to hold yourself up the entire time,” says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., a Men’s Health fitness advisor and CEO of Men’s Health StreamFIT.
“But a tired upper body can lead to extra strain on your lower back and an unenjoyable experience for the both of you.” Before you hit the sheets, increase your upper-body strength and shoulder stability with the bowing pushup.
Here’s how to do it: Get into a pushup position. Keeping your elbows close to your ribs, lower your torso as if you were performing a pushup. You should be hovering a few inches above the floor.
Simultaneously squeeze your glutes, drop your hips toward the floor, push your arms straight, and lift your head and chest toward the ceiling. Pause, and then lift your hips until you are in a pushup position again.
That’s 1 rep. Perform 10 in a row.