For all those lovers wanting to celebrate Valentine’s Day a little differently this year or for those who want to burn off the heart shaped chocolates, I have put together a short video with Mr fizzYcaL, of some exercises you can take on with your other half.
You know what they say… Couples who train together, stay together! And in the process there will be plenty of laughter & sweating…oh and even more of an excuse for a romantic bubble bath afterwards!
So, what are you waiting for, check out the video below, get your best lycra ready, grab your lover and get your sweat on…
As we don’t want any injured lovers, please make sure you warm up before starting your workout and if you are unsure about any exercise please check out the pointers below.
Press Up & Clap: Assume press up position facing your partner. If you are new to press ups or not able to stay in full press position you can bend your knees but don’t cross your ankles. Keep your core engaged and lower your chest as far as you can towards the floor
Pistol Squat: Stand facing your partner but slightly off to the side of each other. Hold each others wrist and bend the knee nearest to your partner keeping the other leg straight. As you come back up, focus on pushing through the standing heel and really squeeze your glutes aka bum muscles. If you can’t get all the way down, go as far as you can and come back up. Keep yourself and your partner upright by pulling on their arm.
Piggy Back Carry: Just like the school days. Make sure you let your partner know when you’re jumping on and if you’re the base, keep your knees slightly bent. Hold on tight whether you’re being carried or carrying… If you’re not quite strong enough to carry your partner then they can simply give you some resistance by holding your waist or shoulders as you walk and trying to pull you back.
Abs Circles: The key to this exercise is keeping your core engaged throughout. If you can’t quite straighten your legs, bend at the knee slightly but keep your body at 45 degrees and your core tight.
Press & Push: Partner on the base make sure you keep your arms nice and straight and strong and lower your partner with control down towards your chest as far as you comfortably can.Keep your core tight and push back up to the starting position. Partner on top (hehe) keep your arms nice and strong as well, straighten your body so that your core is engaged and your back is straight. Bend at your elbows and press down as low as you can then push back to the starting position.
Whether you’re getting sweaty with your partner or not, I wish you a lovely Valentine’s Day….This year lets make it about presence over presents!