Valentine’s Day might be a bit cliché for everyone but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good excuse to get you both to get a home workout in together. This workout is quick and only has 4 parts with each of you performing an exercise before moving on to the next one.
Here’s how the workout will look:
1. SQUAT AND PRESS
Stand with your backs facing and enough distance between you so that when you squat only your butts are touching. One of you should have a weight held in both hands. Drop into a squat at the same time, keeping your back straight and your knees behind your toes. When you get to the bottom of the squat, pass the weight between your legs to your partner. Drive back up to standing, engaging your abs. The partner with the weight should press it high overhead and from there, pass it back to the partner originally holding the weight. Repeat. Do 20 reps and then switch places.
2. DOUBLE JUMP
One partner begins on the floor in plank position with elbows under the shoulders. The other partner stands behind in a low jack position. From here, both partners will, in unison, jack their feet out to the side, then bring them back in to centre. That's one rep. Do for 20 reps, mixing up the pace and then switch places.
3. WHEELBARROW WITH SQUAT
One partner starts on the floor in a push up position while the other partner stands in between their legs, holding their ankles. The partner on the floor contracts their abs and performs a push up. Once the push up is complete, the standing partner drops into a squat. Remember, in both positions, to keep a flat back. Do for 20 reps and then switch places.
4. TRICEP EXTENSION AND LEG RAISE
One partner begins by lying flat on their back. The other partner should remain standing, near their partner's head, feet shoulder width apart and a weight held with both hands. The standing partner should lift the weight overhead until arms are extended, then, keeping the elbows in close, lower the weight behind the head. The partner on the floor brings their feet up and toward the standing partner. The standing partner brings the weight back up overhead, lowering it in front and places it between the feet of the partner on the floor. Using the abs, the partner on the floor slowly lowers the legs back toward the floor then slowly back up, passing the weight back to the standing partner.
If you want to spice it up and make it even more challenging, you can always increase the reps and whoever wins doesn’t have to cook dinner. Although, getting a great workout in together will always make the both of you winners!