Love is in the air. But is it in your workout?
It’s that time of year. Couples will soon be gazing goo-goo eyed at each other over candlelight as Valentine’s day hits hard. But today I want you to forget about romantic dinners and red roses. There is a better way to get closer this February and it involves a lot of sweat. No, not that type of activity…I’m talking about working out together outside of the bedroom. With workouts that push both your bodies hard. The rush of endorphins you will get from completing a joint workout is hard to beat. So, let’s get hot and heavy as we look at workouts designed for two.
Resistance Band Training
The resistance band is a useful bit of kit to use solo but add another body into the mix and it opens up a whole new world of possibilities. There are lots of exercises you can try here, but some great ones to start with are heel taps and chest presses. For heel taps, one person lies on the grounds with the band around their heels while their partner stands behind their head providing resistance as the person on the ground slowly lowers and raises their heels without ever touching the ground. For chest presses, one partner holds both ends of the band with the loop behind their body. Their partner stands behind an provides the anchor as the first person pushes their hands out in front of them and then squeezes their elbows back into the side of their body to work the chest and arms.
Two times the bodies equals a whole lot of bodyweight fun. This could be simple movements like partner get up (where one partner lowers to the ground and moves back up again using resistance from the other person’s body to create tension for both of you) or something a little more acrobatic like partner or Acro yoga. By finding ways to create resistance between you, you can work a huge range of muscles. It just requires a little imagination!
Hit The Weights Together
Lifting weights is one of the best activities to do together at the gym. Your significant other can become your significant spotter – ensuring that you are lifting safely with clean form. It’s also a great way to get motivated, with your partner acting as your own personal cheerleader. And remember, the couple that lifts together makes amazing gains together!
Here at FitFusion PT, we know the power of working out with a partner, a buddy or a personal trainer. That person who pushes you to reach your goals just a little faster than you would alone. If you need a nudge in the right direction – get in touch. We can create a workout programme designed around you. Next week, I will focus on strength training and the amazing benefits for men and women of any age. Until then, stay amazing.