Start off your Valentine’s Day with your special someone by getting a little sweaty. No, not that kind of activity, but you can do that later 😉 We are talking about starting off your day with a workout. A workout that the both of you can do together. Make it fun, friendly, and flirty with these 14 exercises for you and your partner this Valentine’s Day.
14 Partner Exercises
4 Partner Exercises with a Resistance Band
Banded Squat Jumps
Need: two resistance bands
Stand facing each other with each person holding one end of each resistance band, arms extended straight out. The bands should be parallel to each other. Extend your arms straight out in front of your shoulders while putting some light tension in the bands. Maintaining the position of your arms, at the same time, both people squat by sending hips back, bending knees, keeping core tight, and lowering. Then in unison, jump up out of your squat into the air, maintaining band tension and arm position. As you land, immediately lowe again.
Banded Chest Press
Need: one resistance band
One person holds both ends of a resistance band, with the middle hanging loosely behind their body. The other person is the anchor, holding the middle of the band and standing as far behind as the other person needed to have enough tension. The partner holding the ends of the resistance band, with core tight and a slight bend in knee, extends both arms forward, then slowly bends at elbows to return to starting position.
Banded Trunk Twists
Need: two resistance bands
Stand facing each other with a resistance band around your waist and your partner holding your bands. Both partners should do this. With a tight braced core, one partner rotates their torso to the right while the other partner does the same, so you’re rotating in opposite directions. Repeat, rotating this time to the left (so you still rotate in opposite directions.)
Start in the same position as the banded chest press. The partner that isn’t the anchor, sprints forward until the resistance band is taut and performs 30 seconds sprinting in place. Then switch.
4 Partner Exercises with a Medicine Ball
Medicine Ball Sit Ups
Perform sit ups facing one another with your feet touching. One partner holds the ball in the seated position. You both fall to the ground for your sit up before you pass the ball. When you both return back to seated position, pass the ball to the other partner. Repeat.
Medicine Ball Lateral Lunge Toss
Stand facing each other, about 3 feet apart. Each partner takes a step to their left. Only one partner holds the medicine ball as both partners (in unison) take a lateral lunge away from one another. As you both return to the starting position, the partner with the ball throws the medicine ball to the other partner and repeats. Remember to switch sides.
Medicine Ball Slams
Start facing each other, a few feet apart. One partner begins by holding a medicine ball overhead and throwing it to the floor, so it bounces once and hopefully rolls to the other partner. The other partner, bends down with a flat back, reaching up over head with it and throws in on the ground back to the other partner.
Medicine Ball Russian Twists
In a sit-up position, each partner should be next to each other, facing each other with their knees aligned with one another. One partner holds the balance on their bottom, while the other partner with the ball performs a Russian Twist. Tap the ball on the outside of the body, then twist and pass the ball to the partner who then does the same thing. Be sure to switch to the other side too.
6 Bodyweight Exercises
Plank Hold and Jump
One partner performs a plank while the other partners laterally jumps over the planking partner’s feet. Keeping jumping over the feet for 30 seconds, then switch.
Push-up Shoulder Taps
Start in high plank position, with both partners facing each other. At the same time, both partners perform a push up. At the top of your push up, each partner takes their right hand and taps their partners left shoulder. Perform another push-up and then use the other hand to tap the other shoulder.
Jump Squat High Five
Stand side by side, about 1 foot apart, facing each other. Both partners will squat down at the same time, jumping out of your squat, reach your arms over head and high five your partner at the top of your jump. Land and lower into your squat again, repeating the exercise.
Wheelbarrow Push-up Squat
One partner starts in a push-up position, while the other partner holds their feet off of the ground by their ankles. The partner in a push-up position performs a push-up while the partner holding the ankles performs a squat at the same time as the push-up.
Stand facing each other arms length apart. Grab your partners wrist with your opposite arm. If you think you need more stability, use the free hand to also grab the opposite wrist if your partner. Both partners should pull back against as they each perform squats in synchronization.
One partner kicks up into a handstand while the other partner catches their feet and helps stabilize. This move is a bit more advanced and someone should be comfortable doing handstands on the wall first.
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