Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to the celebration of your relationship with your significant other. It is important to set aside a portion of this special day to being together, but the fact is, some of us are too busy to dedicate this time to each other. Well, why not multitask by incorporating your special time into your busy day by doing a great couples’ workout?
Here are some examples of exercises you can do with your partner which will get your heart racing in more ways than one!
#1. Light Jump Squats
A great way to warm up, this exercise involves facing your partner while light jumping for eight counts followed by a deep squat. Make the most out of this exercise by engaging your abs, keeping your chest lifted and making sure your knees don’t go past your toes.
#2. Push Up Cross High Five
You and your partner will have more fun exercising by doing pushups side by side and taking you outer hand to give each other a high five after each rep. Be sure to keep your abs engaged and lift your chin out from your chest. Changing the tempo will provide more control for a deeper workout.
#3. Wall Sit with Tri-cep Dip
Your partner can serve as a great base for this exercise when he or she leans against the wall and squats into a sitting position. The other partner stands with their back facing them and then places their hands on their partner’s knees so that their body is at a 45-degree angle. They then bend and straighten their elbows using their arms to lift their body away from their partner and back down again.
This is a great workout for both partners and they can switch off to make sure each gets a complete body workout.
#4. Cross Jump Lunges
Face your partner and grab each other’s hand as you position into deep lunges. This action should be vigorous as each partner jumps in and out of the lunging position switching legs as they go. Partners can inspire each other by encouraging their significant other to do deeper lunges and more reps.
#5. Jump Squat with High Fives
Partners start by facing each other and rapidly jumping into a squatting position while high fiving. Then, they should turn away from each other and make the same motion, sans the high five and repeat. The exercise should be done at an upbeat tempo and partners should spring from their feet and be mindful of their abs to make the workout as safe and effective as possible.
#6. Wheelbarrow Pushups
This challenging workout requires one partner to get into the standing position. The other partner lies in front of them and raises their lower body so their feet are on either side of their partner’s waist. The standing partner than squats as the partner on the ground does push-ups.
Because this exercise is more difficult than most, the standing partner should also act as a spot for their significant other and gently put their feet on the ground if they’re struggling. Partners should also bend together and encourage each other to stay strong and focused.
#7. Leg Lifts
One partner acts as support during this exercise as the other partner grabs their ankles while lying on the floor to do leg lifts. The partner on the floor should start with their legs straight out and then lift them straight up in the air at a 90-degree angle, and back down again. The partner on the floor should do 10 leg lifts and then swap.
Exercising with your partner is a great way to keep one another accountable and it will also help make your workouts more fun. What’s more, it’s a terrific Valentine’s Day activity. What exercises will you be doing together to solidify your bond?