10 Sex Positions that Burn Serious Calories

by QuickieChick Laurel House.

Have you ever wondered just how many calories you burn during sex? The answer is... it depends. Some positions are completely lopsided- while he is working it, sweating, and toning, she is just laying there like a lump on a log. The best sex incorporates several positions that, similar to a workout, combine moves that tone your muscles, test your flexibility, get your heart rate up, and calm your mind. With that motivation in mind, I studied up on a fun book that combines sex and calories burned for him and her called "Position of the Day Playbook." Here are a few major burners to try:
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1. The Twister Stalemate

You know how difficult twister can get. You've worked up a major sweat by the time somebody finally falls. Imagine having sex at the same time. For optimal calorie burning, the woman should be on the bottom, both feet planted on the floor, with her arms wrapped around the man. The man is on hands and knees.
He burns 134.4
She burns 96
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2. On Your Mark

The woman lays her back on a chair and puts her legs straight up in the air, creating an L shape with her body. The man gets on his hands and knees in front of her, with his backside facing her.
He burns 134.4
She burns 96

3. Strictly Ballroom

You know how in dirty dancing, Patrick Swayze picks the girl up and she wraps her legs around his waist and he spins her around in the middle of the room? Try that, but with intercourse.
He burns 117.6
She burns 96

4. The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Ever notice how sexual those figure-skating moves can look? Well, you're not totally perverted for noticing. Forget the ice skates and give this one a try in the bedroom. The woman is completely parallel to the ground, facing the floor with her head in front of the man. The man holds her by the waist, with her legs around his hips.
He burns 100.8 calories
She burns 132

5. The Wheelbarrow Race

Just like the childhood game, the woman places her palms on the floor, facing away from the man. The man stands behind the woman, lifting up her lower body by the front of her thighs.
He burns 100.8
She burns 96
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6. The Hang Bang

What it sounds like-in this position, the man holds onto the top of a door frame or pull up bar if he has one and rests his feet on a chair in front of him. The woman can either stand between his knees or straddle him, still with her feet on the floor.
He burns 112
She burns 96

7. The Home Fitness Test

Both man and woman are basically doing push-ups in this one, they are just stacked one on top of the other. The woman on the bottom does the "girl" push-up, with her forearms and knees resting on the floor. The man gets on top, with his arms and legs extended over her.
He burns 134.4
She burns 96
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8. The HobbyHorse

In this one, the man lays his back on a chair and creates a plank with his upper body that is parallel to the floor by bending his knees at a 90-degree angle and pressing his feet on the floor. The woman straddles him, with her knees bent and feet never touching the floor.
He burns 117.6
She burns 120
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9. Dinner Is Served

The man has to be strong for this one. The man holds the woman in the air by her lower back, so her back is parallel to the floor. The woman wraps her legs around the man's neck.
He burns 100.8
She burns 96

10. The Kentucky Derby

Pretty much like a piggyback ride, but with the man doing the riding.
He burns 134.4
She burns 96.6

Now that you have these new positions at hand, re-arrange the furniture, grab some aspirin, do a quickie warm-up and stretch if you have to. Then start doing some seriously sexy calorie burning.

Laurel House is a Fit Living Expert, 3x published author, and believer in living a life of balance. See more of her "Quickie Tips" on her website QuickieChick.com. Her 4th book- "QuickieChick's Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion and Finance on a Less than Fabulous Budget" (St. Martin's, May 2012) is available NOW for PRE-ORDER.