Couple Exercise Ideas
February 25, 2016, 2:42 pm
Add some fun to your work out and bond with your partner by exercising together! Here are some ideas to get you started.
Kneeling Partner Twist
Strengthen your abs and your bond at the same time with this toner: All you need is a medicine ball (you can use any similar-sized ball if you don’t have one). Kneel on the floor back-to-back, and slowly twist to one side to hand the ball off to your partner (who should be turning toward you). Then twist to the other side as they turn to hand the ball back to you. Continue passing the ball in that direction for 60-90 seconds, and then repeat the exercise in reverse.
The key to this move is precise coordination with your partner—and who doesn’t want to feel like they’re in sync with their significant other? Stand facing your partner, about an arm’s length apart, and hold each other’s hands. Lunge forward with your right leg as your partner lunges backward with their left leg. Reverse the motion, lunging backward with your right leg as your partner lunges forward with their left. Complete 10-12 reps, then switch sides.
Squat and Dip
Have your partner stand one foot from a wall, facing away from it, with their feet shoulder-width apart. Then have them lean back and slide down the wall into a squat until their thighs are parallel to the floor and their knees are directly over their ankles. Their arms should be raised overhead, with their shoulders pressed against the wall. Meanwhile, you should stand 12 to 18 inches in front of your partner, facing away from them. Squat, then rest your palms on their knees, fingers facing forward. Lower yourself by bending your elbows at a 90-degree angle (you should feel it in your arms), then press up back to start. Do 20 reps as your partner holds his or her squat, then switch positions.
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