In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, exercising can take a backseat. Especially if it comes in the way of your family time. Spending quality time with your other half can be a daunting task if you are a part of the corporate ladder. Therefore, the newest craze to hit the fitness scene is the couple workout. Designed to keep a couple together in their fitness journey, the internet is full of this brand-new idea.
What are these workouts?
Couple workouts are sessions wherein you and your partner set a fitness goal for yourself and work towards it- together. A lot like working out with your friend, this form of workout session mixes intimacy with teamwork.
This form of workout is beneficial for the couple as both motivate each other to go past their limits and push themselves further. But this does not necessarily mean that the couple will be working on each other’s side all the time. They are, however, required to work out on the same equipment in front of each other.
How will this help the couple?
For many couples, while communication may not be a problem, intimacy and trust can become challenging over time. Following or being a part of a couple’s workout regime will help the couples resolve their issues. The added advantage of spending time together is a boon.
It is a known fact that exercising releases happy hormones like endorphins and dopamine. If happy hormones are released, the couple is more likely to bond better.
Face your partner and hold each other’s hands. Now come into the lunge position and put your right leg forward while your partner brings his left leg backwards. You need to go simultaneously in this motion. This means , when your right leg goes forward, your partner’s left leg goes backwards and vice-versa. You can complete 10-12 reps of the same.
Squats and push-ups:
Come in a push-up position. When you go down in this position, let your partner hold your feet in their hands. While you go down for a push-up, your partner should simultaneously bend down for a squat. You can change responsibilities after you complete 10-20 reps in each position.
This can be a little tricky as both you and your partner will go down in a push-up position. While your partner is facing the floor, you are in the opposite direction in the same position, on your partner. Your entire weight is on your partner, hence be very careful and be firm with your grip on their calf muscles. You will press your partner’s shoulders downwards, while they resist your upward movement. Do 15 reps at max.