Couple workouts are scientifically proven to be more successful than a lone-workout. Fortunately, you don’t need to exercise alone. Whether you’re a family man, a working mom, this workout is a great way to spend time with your partner. Here are some creative exercises that prove teamwork can make your workouts a lot more fun.
Partners hold a high plank, head to head with about one-foot distance in between. From high plank, both partners lift right hand and reach toward the opposite shoulder on their partner. Repeat it on the left side. Do this as quickly as possible for 30 seconds.
Both partners lie faceup, knees bent, feet flat on the floor with ankles overlapping. One holds the ball with extended arms overhead. Contract abs and sit up, bringing up arms and medicine ball to face partner. At the same time, the other one also performs a sit-up without the ball. One hands the other the medicine ball.
Russian Twist Pass
Begin sitting back-to-back, with a few inches between you. Both partners should raise legs into a table-top position and lean back slightly to help with balance. Your shoulders may touch to provide additional support. Partner A holds the medicine ball at chest and hands the ball to Partner B over left side, while Partner B reaches for the ball over right side. Partner B twists to the other side, completing the circle by handing the ball over left side to Partner A. Keep abs tight throughout the movement and pay attention to only twisting from the upper back. Pass the ball as quickly as possible without throwing it.
Resistance Band Chest Press
Partner A holds both ends of the resistance band, with the loop hanging loosely behind body. Partner B will act as the anchor, holding the loop and stepping back until there is tension. From here, Partner A raises both hands to sides of body, elbows bent 90 degrees so elbows, biceps, and forearms are parallel to the ground. For balance, she can step right foot forward into a slight lunge. With core tight and a slight bend in the right knee, Partner A pushes forward, fully extending both arms, then slowly bends at the elbows to return to start. Repeat for 8 to 12 reps, then switch roles.
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