Is sex the best warm up before a run?

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We think we’ve just stumbled upon the ultimate pre-run warm up, and it’s not what you would expect. According to a study by Brooks Running, 48% of the runners who were surveyed said that getting busy before a big race fuels their performance. That’s quite a statistic! So we thought we’d look into it (and do some ‘testing’ of our own) to give you the scoop on this performance enhancing tactic.

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According to sexologists, like any good warm-up, sex gets your blood pumping and your heart rate going. Though it’s not enough to be a workout in itself, we think it could be the perfect (and probably most fun!) warm-up activity before a run. A great way to release endorphins and give you a confidence a kick before you kick start your run.

We challenge you to put this theory to the test. Even if it doesn’t give your performance a boost, it’s good motivation to get you moving or calm your nerves before a big race. Just be sure to stretch beforehand to ensure your muscles are nice and limber for all that cardio!

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Emilie is a tea and travel enthusiast with a love for health and fitness. Emilie loves writing and endeavours to combine this with passion and knowledge of all aspects of wellbeing. An avid gym-goer, Emilie is in her element when she’s sweating it out during a high-intensity workout. As well as this, she loves walking by Australia's beautiful coast-line and has resolved to pracice more Yoga. She loves anything fashion related but feels most comfortable when she’s decked out from head to toe in active wear and has a sneaker collection like no other! Emilie is a self-proclaimed food lover and fuels her body with fresh, nourishing fare.