April 18, 2007 at 11:19 am
It can be hard convincing yourself to work out everyday. The burn, the sweat, the orgasms. Oh wait, did I say orgasms? Why yes indeedy, I did. The Page Six gossip column just revealed the best reason to work out that I’ve ever heard. I think registration is required, so here’s the except:
More Than Squat – SATISFIED women have been e-mailing Men’s Health, thanking the mag for a recent feature on an exercise that produces a strange side effect. “One of our fitness experts, Alwyn Cosgrove, described a great exercise called the single-leg squat,” says Men’s Health Editor in Chief Dave Zinczenko. “But since the story ran, at least half a dozen women have e-mailed us to report that they experience orgasm during the exercise,” an effect attributed to pressure on the pelvic floor. “It’s a core exercise, so we’re calling the results ‘coregasm,’ ” quipped Zinczenko. It doesn’t work for men.
In the interest of helping all the ladies out there develop their core, I tracked down a description of the exercise:
Stand on a bench or box that’s about knee height. Hold your arms in front of you and flex your right ankle so your toes are higher than your heel. Keeping your torso as upright as possible, bend your left knee and slowly lower your body until your right heel lightly touches the floor. Pause for 1 second, then push yourself up. That’s one repetition.
YOUR BEST EFFORT: 0 TO 1 REPS
THE PROBLEM: Individually, your legs aren’t strong enough to support your body weight through the entire range of motion.
THE FIX: A two-pronged attack using “negatives” and “partials,” both of which help you challenge your weak spots and lower your breaking point. Do this workout once every 4 days until you can perform at least two single-leg squats with perfect form.
I think we’d all love to experience multiple reps. Good luck and don’t lose your balance!