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1. THE HUMPTY RABBIT 

Squat above your partner and use your PC muscle (the muscle that stretches from your pubic bone to the tail bone) to grip him. Get some support by placing your hands on his chest to guide yourself, and move by using your hip and core muscles. Get him to lift his head (or place his head on a folded pillow) so that he contracts his abs. 

FAB FOR: ROCK-HARD ABS

CALORIES BURNT EACH MINUTE: 2-3

In half an hour, burn up to 90 calories.

2. THE ROCKING HORSE

Sit facing each other with your legs extending straight out behind one another. Next, stretch out your arms and hold each other by the wrists or forearms. Take turns pulling each other so you’re gently moving back and forth like a rocking horse. Begin slowly and increase your speed as you move together and get more comfortable – your arms will thank you later.

FAB FOR: TONED GUNS

CALORIES BURNT EACH MINUTE: 2-3

In half an hour, burn up to 90 calories.

3. THE ENTWINED SNAKES

Lie on your side and drape one leg over him as he lies on his side, facing you. Get him to hold on to your thigh or bottom as he pulls you towards him. Apart from working your core and quadriceps muscles, this wonderful position for eye-gazing boosts intimacy. 

FAB FOR: TIGHT THIGHS

CALORIES BURNT EACH MINUTE: 2-5

In half an hour, burn up to 150 calories.

4. THE LAUGHING MONKEYS

Get your man to sit up (not against the wall), then sit on his lap facing him. Hold on to his neck with your hands, lean back, and raise your

legs in the air in a straddle while the two of you move back and forth. Seems hardcore, but get this position right and you’re on your way to a firmer core, arms and legs… and potential fitness fireworks. He’ll also feel the heat in his arms and legs from supporting you. 

FAB FOR: THE SEXIEST SILHOUETTE

*CALORIES BURNT EACH MINUTE: 3-7

In half an hour, burn up to 210 calories.

5. THE SOARING EAGLE

He goes on top, while you lie on your back. Extend your legs to the sides (as though doing a spilt), arch your back and lift your hips off the bed. Maintain this position to work your muscles as you build up a rhythm. You’ll feel the burn in your bottom and thighs, while his abs will be in top gear. For additional support, hold on to his arms or back.

FAB FOR: A FIRM BUM

CALORIES BURNT EACH MINUTE: 2-5

In half an hour, burn up to 150 calories.

6. THE AROUSED DRAGON

Stand-up moves look sensational in films but are hard to pull off in real life as they require balance, strength and coordination. With his back against the wall, press against him as you move together – the key here is to remain upright to work your calves, thighs, core and lower abdominal muscles. If you’re much shorter than him, stand on tiptoe or support yourself on one leg as you move in sync. 

FAB FOR: A LEAN LOWER HALF

CALORIES BURNT EACH MINUTE: 3-4

In half an hour, burn up to 120 calories.

*Additional source for calories burnt: Karen Lee, chief fitness consultant and founder of Karenlee.Fitness LLP (www.karenlee.fitness)

 

This story was originally published in the February 2016 issue of Her World magazine.