Tuesday Training: Couples or Partners Workout Routine with Core/Ab Emphasis
Okay please forgive me for being a major cheeseball and doing a couples/partner workout just in time for Valentine’s Day, but I can’t help myself.
I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day (spending $75 on roses when they normally sell for $15?! Um, no thank you), but when you have a workout partner this cute, it’s hard not to want to do a Valentine’s Day workout 🙂
Plus a recent survey by Strategy One said that 80% of people are more likely to stick with a workout if they have a partner join them.
Even if that partner isn’t your sweetie, having a friend to workout with is always more fun. You can motivate each other to try new workouts, cheer each other on to crank out that one extra rep, and push each other when you don’t feel like working out.
The workout below is a great total body workout with extra emphasis on strengthening all parts of the core and abs. It’s a fun one to do with a partner, but you can also do it by yourself (see modifications under the pictures). You will need a medicine ball for this workout.
For those wondering about the big white blob on my partner’s hand, he recently crushed and broke his hand. And yes, I am still making him workout 😉
Total Body Workout with Core/Abs Emphasis For (or without) a Partner
Make sure to warm up for a few minutes (light jogging in place, arm circles, leg kicks, etc.) and then cool down/stretch at the end. There are easier modifications for each exercise in the picture descriptions, as well as modifications for doing this workout without a partner.
10 Squat Throws (each person throws 10 times)
10 Pushups with Side High Five (5 right side high fives and 5 left side high fives) If you and your partner are advanced, double the pushups to 20.