Psychologists say that couple exercises bring not only physical but also relational strength. It provides a good starting point for rebuilding connection while having fun together. It creates a positive atmosphere of camaraderie and support. Also, professionals suggest couple exercises for couples having conflicts.
Here are seven couple exercises that bring fitspiration to get yourself started with workouts:
Exercises Without Equipment
1. Start by standing while facing each other, probably 2 to 3 feet apart. The gap between the feet has to be wider than shoulder-width apart.
2. Keep both hands in fists next to your chin
3. Partner A squats low while Partner B brings right foot in toward left.
4. Partner B kicks the right leg up and over Partner A, then finishes with feet wide.
5. Partners change position. Partner B squats low while Partner A kicks one leg over Partner B.
6. Do 50 kicks total while switching legs every time or halfway through.
● Wheelbarrow Push Up With Squat
1. Partner A starts in a plank position. Make sure that the arms are straight and the core is tight.
2. Partner B stands at Partner A’s feet, just like the position in the Plank Hold and Jump exercise.
3. Partner B lifts Partner A’s ankles so that Partner A is in a wheelbarrow position.
4. From there, Partner A goes down into a pushup and, simultaneously, Partner B squats.
5. As Partner A returns into a plank, Partner B stands back up.
6. Repeat for eight to twelve times, then switch roles.
● Reach-Touch Plank
1. This time, both Partner A and B lie on the stomach, facing each other.
2. Maintain your elbows directly below your shoulders, with palms staying flat on the floor, and your toes tucked.
3. Activating your core, move up your torso and reach ahead with your right hand touching the right hand of your partner. You may modify this by contacting your partner’s face or clapping, for more fun.
4. Switch arms and slowly lower your whole body back to the ground.
5. That movement will be one repetition, complete twelve repetitions in total.
Exercises With Equipment
● Alternating Box Jump
1. Start again by standing to face each other. Put a 10- to 15- inch box between you.
2. Partner A jumps on the box in a squat position landing lightly with each jump, then step off the box slowly.
3. To make it harder, you may also add 3- to 5-pound dumbbells to each hand during jumps.
4. After Partner A gets on the ground, Partner B completes the same movement.
5. You can also lightly hold hands with your arms stretched out for balance.
6. Partner A and B jump fifteen to twenty times for two to three sets each.
● Pass On A Sit-Up
1. Both of you should lie face up, knees bent, and place your feet on the ground as flat as possible. Overlap your ankles.
2. Partner A holds the medicine ball, making sure that arms are extended overhead, contracts the core and perform a sit up, and brings up the medicine ball while Partner B.
3. While Partner A is doing the movement, Partner B will also do a sit-up without the medicine ball. Partner A hands Partner B the ball after one complete sit-up.
4. As both of you lower down, Partner B holds the medicine ball above the head to tap the ball on the floor behind the head. After that, perform another sit-up and pass the medicine ball back to Partner A.
5. That’s one repetition, complete ten total.
● Lunge With Full Body Rotation
1. Start by standing on each other’s side, each of you will hold an end of the resistance band with both of your hands.
2. Lunge forward at the same time with your outside leg. Use the right leg for the one on the right and left leg for the one on the left.
3. Perform a lunge with both of your knees bent at 90 degrees, tighten your core, and straighten your back.
4. From the bottom, rotate away from each other while still holding the band. Keep the core tight and try to twist your upper body only. Make sure not to add pressure on the low back.
5. Rotate your torso back to center and stand up to start again.
6. Repeat eight to twelve reps before switching sides.
Studies say that people are more likely to stick to their fitness plans when they have somebody to experience it together. When busy schedules preoccupy much of our lives, exercising with your partner gives that much-needed break. It also helps to have a fit and healthy body, and your relationship stronger and happier.