Don’t exercise with the opposite sex- This would be directed more towards someone in a relationship. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen “gym relationships” turn into more than that. Wisdom says be careful if you decide not to follow this friendly advice.” -unknown
Ok… let’s think about what it takes to be a good workout partner…reliable, trustworthy, knowledge, and fitness age. This is all good and can be found in many female/male workout partners. I personally have found female partners in the gym to workout with the same intensity as I do. Honestly, pound for pound they might be doing the same workout as me. Eventually my ego kicks in so I end up lifting more by the end of the day.
Our bodies are inherently different, and it’s a special kind of cross training to let your partner broaden your routine into something traditionally used by the opposite sex. I’ve tried yoga and pilates because of a female workout partner. I’ve also done weird things with big bouncing balls…don’t ask me what they are….lol. This is a different topic but Rusty at BlackBookFitness begs the question “Should Women Do the Same Type of Workouts as Men?
Let’s get dirty and talk about the intimacy of working out with the opposite sex.
Let’s start with spotting. Think squats… need I say more? Seriously to allow someone to touch you, hold you or grab you requires a lot of trust. This exchange of trust between members of the opposite sex is huge.
Now let’s move over to sweating. Pheromones are natural scents, which play an important role in sexual communication. Consciously we don’t attract to sweaty workout partners but what if subconsciously we do? It has been documented that male sweat can boost a females hormone levels. More so we can get real comfortable with each other in our own skin when we sweat especially around each other.
Another aspect of working out with the opposite sex is the grunting and stretching. Yes, I know this sounds weird but every possible sound and movement you can imagine the opposite sex in, happens during an intense workout. This might be a one sided view but watching an intense push and a shear desire to be better in itself is a turn on. Physicality aside motivation and drive are attractive traits, During one of my recent workouts I remember this one female say ” Interesting…I’ve never heard that sound come out of you before.”
Development- Typically, no matter what a woman’s size or shape is there are certain parts that are beautiful like shoulders, the lower back, arms and so forth. It’s not until you’re in an intimate situation, working out, with the opposite sex that you notice the beautiful parts about them. Again these parts are enhanced over time while working out…it only gets bigger and better. Then you start imaging the possiblities….
Finally, the idea that you can substitute sex for a good workout. Your’re in top shape and your workout partner is in top shape, so the only thing left is to test each others strength, flexibilty and stamina. A solid base, strong core, more power, double the stamina = wilder positions. Trust me, I used to date a track athlete …it is different.