Honestly I’m perfectly content working out by myself most of the time. However, it is more fun to workout with someone and I think most people prefer it. So in the interest of Valentine’s Day, I present to you: a partner workout. It’s a quick one too, so you can get your metabolism ready for the delectable grub you plan to enjoy mindfully later tonight, right?. 😉 So grab someone you love and give this spicy number a try!
It’s called I Go, You Go. The idea is one person works while the other one rests and vice versa. So there should always be someone gettin’ their move on!
14 Hip Bridges
14 Walking Lunges
14 Plank Handshakes (Position yourself head to head in starting pushup position. Alternate shaking hands.)
30 Jumping Jacks (cuuuz 14 jumping jacks is like, nothing.)
*For a couple of the exercises I gave a kettlebell option and a body weight option. PLUS, there are 2 ways to do this next part, so it’s kinda like a choose your own adventure. I know, fun, right?!
- Set the timer for 15 minutes. The 1st person goes until they cry “mercy”, at which point they tag out and the 2nd person goes. Rotate through the exercises circuit style until 15 minutes is up!
- Each person does as many reps as they can until, as a team, you reach 100 reps of each exercise. You can switch back and forth as many times as you need to get to 100.
Goblet Squat or Prisoner Squat (as fast and as low as you can go)
Alternating Lunge Jumps
Mountain climbers (1 rep is when both knees have hit the chest)
Double KB Swing or Burpees
*A couple things to keep in mind: Any time there is no set rep range, only go as long as you can with good form. And if you don’t want to feel completely trashed at the end, don’t go to failure on your first set…or ever for that matter. Oh yeah, and have fun!!
**If you’re looking for something extra at the end, two words: plank competition. Always.