Fitness,  Wellness

Couple’s Exercise – Basic Workouts Made For Two

It’s always fun and fulfilling when there’s someone to workout with you. We take a look at some of the exercises you can do with your partner.

Working out with a friend, family member or a significant other can have a good impact on the body. You can keep each other motivated and focused on your fitness goals. Exercise will then become more effective in providing you with all around health goodness. Let’s take a look at some of the exercises you can do with your workout partner.

Push-up Shoulder Tap

Get on your knees and face your partner. Bend your arms to lower your body toward the ground. Push back up to the starting position, then lift your right hand and tap your partner on the left shoulder while your partner does the same motion. Complete 10-12 reps, alternating hands each time.

Bodyweight Squat

Stand facing your partner at arm’s length with feet slightly wider than hip-width apart. Grasp each other’s forearms in a secure grip as you both squat down in sync. Hold with thighs parallel to the floor and then slowly return to starting position. Repeat 10-12 reps.

Dynamic Lunge

Stand facing your partner at arm’s length, clasping each other’s hands between you. Next, lunge forward with your right leg while your partner lunges backward with their left leg. Reverse the motion, lunging backward with the right leg while your partner lunges forward with the left. Complete 10-12 reps, switch legs and repeat.

Split Lunge

Stand facing your partner at arm’s length, grasping forearms. Next, stagger your feet with the left foot behind the right. Slowly bend your knees into a lunge position so the right thigh is parallel to the floor. Hold for three seconds, then slowly return to starting position. Complete 12 reps, switch legs and repeat.

Reach-and-Touch Plank

Lie on your stomach facing your partner, position the elbows under the shoulders with the palm flat on the floor and the toes tucked under. Next, use the muscles in your core, elevate the torso into a plank position and reach forward with the right hand to touch your partner’s right hand. Follow swiftly with the left, then lower bodies back down to the floor. Complete 11-14 more reps.

Sources: Greatist, Real Simple

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