The Valentine’s Day “Hot For My Honey” Workout
For most people Valentine’s Day is an excuse to eat chocolate and spend time with your honey. Look, there’s nothing wrong with a little bit of chocolate, and I love my honey, but how about mixing it up a little?
Today I am going to introduce the concept of partner training. If you are in our boot camps you know we like to mix it up and train with one or more other people from time to time. Isn’t it about time you introduced your significant other to the joys of training?
There are a ton of benefits to partner training, including:
- Social Support and Accountability
- No Equipment Needed
- Provides a Ton of Variety
- Breeds Competition and Drives Better Results
- It’s FUN!
Partner training definitely cranks it up a notch in our boot camps. Pushing and encouraging each other is a great way to kick up the intensity and blast through a plateaus.
So here’s one you can do at home with your honey – They’ll LOVE you for it!
The Valentine’s Day Workout for Couples- Tabata Style Partner Training
This 20-minute total body partner workout will consist of all body weight-based exercises. For each exercise at each outlined station below you will alternate between 20 secionds of work and 10 seconds of rest. Repeat this 30-second sequence eight times for four total minutes followed by a one-minute rest before moving on the the next sequence.
Station#1- Partner Push-up-Row Combo
Partner Push-ups: Hold your partner’s feet from a standing position as they do as many push-ups as they can, then switch roles
Partner Rows: Hold your partner’s hands from a standing position as they do as many body weight rows as they can, then switch roles
Station #2- Partner Resisted Stationary Lunges- Static or Dynamic
Partner Lunges: Drop into a deep lunge position and hold as your partner applies downward force on your shoulders for you to fight against, then switch roles.
Station #3- Partner Resisted Pillar Circuit
Partner Pillars: Get into a pillar position and hold as your partner applies downward force with hands on your ribcage, then switch roles (alternate between front and L/R Side Pillars)
Station #4- Partner Resisted Squats- Static or Dynamic
Partner Squats: Drop into a deep squat position and hold as your partner applies downward force on your shoulders for you to fight against, then switch roles.
Now really, who would want to go to dinner and a movie when you can work up a nice sweat like that?
And there’s always the post-workout hot tub to look forward to!
Get It Done!