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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.