What’s a Sweetie Workout? It’s when you combine your absolute love of working out with your absolute love of your life! And it’s pretty fun.
Total Shape has a list of 5 great workouts you and your sweetie can do together… all in time for Valentine’s Day!
So grab your “other” and give them a try:
1. REVERSE LUNGE WITH MEDICINE BALL
Medicine balls are ideal for partner workouts since you can pass them back and forth. This exercise is simple. Instead of lunging forward as you usually do, lunge backwards with one leg. When you push back to stand again, throw the ball to your partner who will then do the same thing.
2. PASSING SIT-UP
This one’s similar to the reverse lunge. Face your partner in sit-up position with your feet touching and knees bent. Extend the medicine ball to the ground behind your head, and move up into a sit-up with it. While you’re up, pass the ball to your partner who then repeats the process. You’re getting the extra resistance with the medicine ball, but a brief break thanks to your partner.
3. WEIGHT-CARDIO INTERVAL
For your entire workout, one way to get the best bang for your buck is the weight-cardio interval. For example, while he’s doing shoulder presses, you get to do jumping jacks. Switch, take a break, repeat. Your bodies get a break from weights with cardio, and from cardio with weights. It’s an ideal set design with very little time wasted.
4. SHOULDER TAP PLANK
Get into plank position facing one another. Instead of staying still and counting down for a minute, challenge each other to push it a little further. Alternate tapping one another’s shoulders. This requires more core strength, control, and balance. Try to keep your body as streamlined as possible, without rotating your hips.
5. LYING LEG THROW-DOWN
This one’s a real challenge for your abs and legs, and it’s also a fun way to get playful. Lay with your back on the floor, your head between your partner’s feet. Hold your partner’s ankles or calves and raise your legs towards them. Then, let your partner push them down as hard as he or she wants to, challenging you to pop back up without letting your heels hit the ground. Don’t get too tough on each other… but don’t be too easy on each other, easy. You’ll be feeling the burn after these.