Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and what better way to spend some time together with your partner than getting in some exercise? It’s great to have someone you love work out with you, so check out these couples workouts that require you and your partner to work together and have some fun:
The key to a wonderful relationship is the support you give each other. Bodyweight squats are a great exercise for any couple to complete and will help tighten your glutes and core. You and your partner should stand face-to-face, arms-length apart, extending your arms out toward one another. It’s also important to remember to have your feet be shoulder length apart.
Now, grab hold of your partner’s forearms, and with a secure grip, lean backward slightly as you both squat down until your thighs are nearly parallel to the floor. Hold this position for 5-10 seconds, and then slowly return to the starting position. Repeat.
When romancing, it’s important that neither of you accidentally drop each other’s heart, so why not practice catching? For this exercise, you will need a medicine ball. Have you and your partner lie on your backs, knees bent, and toe-to-toe. Either you or your partner should grab the medicine ball and hold with your arms extended overhead.
Then, both of you will perform a sit-up. Whoever has the medicine ball extended overhead should pass the medicine ball to the other partner upon completing the sit-up and before returning to starting position. Repeat.
Go back to how you felt when you caught a glimpse of your partner for the first time. Again, with a medicine ball, stand back-to-back with your partner and hold the medicine ball overhead and slightly diagonal to one side with your arms fully extended. From this position, you will pass the ball to your partner over your shoulder.
When your partner receives the ball, they will need to draw it down across their body and pass the ball back to you on the opposite side at a low angle. Take the ball from your partner and repeat. Switch sides to incorporate the workout for both sides of the body.
Let the tension between you and your partner get physical. For external rotations, you and your partner will need a resistance band and be facing the same direction. Stand side-by-side with each other, holding one end of a resistance band on your outer most hand. Adjust the band so there is light tension and hold it with your hand across your waist and your elbow bent to a 90 degree angle.
Now, at the same time, have you and your partner rotate your arms outward, keeping the elbows bent and to your side throughout. Return to starting position slowly, and repeat.