nokcha
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Time to motivate your partner! Grab your Valentine and hit the gym :) This workout was made for two and will get you on your way to your fitness goals and gives you both an excuse to get a little closer. ------------------ Hook Squats These require constant support from each partner. If one of you stops the motion, the exercise can't be completed. - Stand back to back with your partner and get into proper squat position with knees over ankles. - Squat down together and slowly walk clockwise while still squatting in a circle. - Once circle has been completed, count to 20 and walk in a circle counterclockwise. - Do 3 sets. ------------------ Alternating Box Jump Though this move can be done solo, pairing up for the rapid hip flexion motion ensures you're both maintaining proper form. - Face each other and place a 6- to 10-inch box between you. - Take turns jumping on and off the box in a squat position, making sure to land lightly with each jump. - After landing back on the ground, your partner completes the same move. - If needed, lightly join hands with outstretched arms for balance. - Each partner jumps 15 to 20 times for 2 to 3 sets. ------------------ Biceps and Triceps Challenge Two-person resistance training is much more effective than doing it on your own. - Stand facing your partner, approximately a foot apart. - Keeping knees slightly bent, grasp towel in the middle with palms facing upright while your partner holds the ends of the towel. - Complete a biceps curl as your partner creates resistance, being sure to keep his core tight and shoulders relaxed, not hunched toward ears. - Your partner completes a triceps extension while you create resistance on your way down from your biceps curl. - Do 15 to 20 reps for 2 to 3 sets. ------------------ Partner Push-Up - Start by lying with your stomach on the floor, elbows bent at 90 degrees and palms on the floor in a lowered push-up position. - Have your partner stand over you and place hands on your upper back. - As you rise up into your push-up, your partner creates slight resistance, being sure to keep his core tight at the same time. - Complete reps until you feel fatigued, then switch. ------------------ Push-Up High Five - Face your partner arms length apart. Get in push-up position, hands directly under your shoulders, legs extended, abs engaged. - Do a push-up, bending elbows 90 degrees. Push back up to starting position and give each other a high five, extending arm straight out, rather than up. - Complete reps until fatigued. ------------------ Seated Medicine Ball Twist -Facing each other, sit tall on a mat with your feet touching the floor and a slight bend in the knee. Keep heels firmly planted on the ground. - Lean back slightly and balance on your tailbone, without rounding your shoulders or back. Hold this position and keep core engaged. - Pick up a medicine ball and move it right to left, keeping your body still as your arms move back and forth. Your partner should mirror your movements with his hands. - After a set of 10 twists, toss the ball to your partner, who then rotates the ball right to left for 10 twists before passing it back. - Repeat this sequence for 3 sets of 10. ------------------ Superman Wrestle - Lie facedown on ground, facing your partner so that your arms are extended with palms completely touching. - With palms still touching, lift chest and feet off ground a few inches, squeezing glutes and keeping head up, looking at partner. - Hold for 30 seconds and gently lower. Do 3 sets.
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"Must Superman wrestle" is going onto my Match.com profile like, right now.
I will probably be spending V-day consuming calories rather than burning them, but this is really cute for future reference!
Haha, I used to practice the hook squat with my sisters and it was fun! We also tried lifting one another up on our backs.
Just tried the hook squat with my coworker...not an easy move hahahaha
I'm pretty sure my boyfriend would totally lose his patience with me...I can't do nearly as many push ups/squats as he can!
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