Exercise Routines for Couples

If you want to exercise as a couple, consider the excellent options we propose in this article. Take note and choose your favorite to invite your loved one to work out with you!
Exercise Routines for Couples

Last update: 04 November, 2019

More and more couples are deciding to train together. In fact, two-people exercises are becoming more popular and they provide a good way to strive for the same goal. For this reason, we’ll present the best exercise routines for couples.

Training as a couple certainly offers many benefits, such as maintaining motivation in times of discouragement, working together to achieve the same goal, or difficulty finding excuses to skip training.

Additionally, training together strengthens the emotional bonds between the two people who are facing the same efforts and pursuing common goals.

Exercise routines for couples

1. Squats

Couple squats are movements that primarily target the muscles in the thighs and buttocks. To perform them, you must stand in front of your partner; you both have to place your feet hip-width apart and hold hands.

Then, do two or three sets of fifteen squats or keep doing them until you start feeling tired. You’ll find that the back-to-back option is much more difficult to execute due to the weight transfer that takes place when you’re descending. Moreover, you’ll have to be perfectly in sync with the other person to avoid losing your balance.

Couple squats are a great option to strengthen your leg muscles.
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2. Push-ups: exercise routines for couples

You may often shy away from push-ups, but they’re excellent for strengthening posture and accelerating your metabolism. Therefore, here’s a great way to add some fun to the exercise.

To carry out the push-ups as a couple, place yourselves next to each other in the usual flex position; supporting all the weight with your arms. Once you’re there, proceed to flex at the same time as your partner, then clap your left hand with your partner’s right hand. 

You have to make sure your abs are always working and keep your chin up, away from your chest. Ideally, you should do 10 repetitions on one side, then change sides.

3. Planks and lateral jumps, essential exercise routines for couples

To carry out the planks with lateral jumps as a couple, you must start with your hands and knees resting on the floor. Next, lower your forearms to the floor with your elbows just below your shoulders and your hands apart to the same extent; forming an angle of 90 degrees. Stretch your feet back and rest on your toes.

The exercise consists of tightening your abs and buttocks to keep the spinal alignment straight. Face the floor and look slightly forward. Stay in this position while your partner completes 10 side jumps in each direction, or for 30-45 seconds.

Remember to keep your back straight during planks.

4. Lateral throws with a medicine ball

To execute a lateral medicine ball throw, you must place yourself at a distance of 3 to 4 feet from your partner. Both hips should be aligned so that you can later turn to the side and throw the ball laterally.

Then, to receive the ball, you have to turn backward (as if following the inertia of the ball) and return to the other side to throw the ball back to your partner.

Continue throwing the ball over and over until you complete all the reps and then, switch sides. The goal is to perform 2 to 3 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions per side.

It's important to move your hips during this exercise.
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5. Oblique abs with a medicine ball

To perform this exercise, you’ll need a medicine ball or another object that’s easy to handle. When you start the exercise, you both have to place yourselves on the floor with your backs resting against each other. Don’t forget to bend both knees to make a 45-degree angle between your thighs and calves.

The exercise involves rotating around the abdomen to hand over the medicine ball. Passing the ball to the left side and receiving it on the right makes it possible to rotate toward each side of the body.

This exercise is a good core workout.

As you’ve seen, there are numerous exercises you can do as a couple. Hence, we recommend you try the ones we have included in this list. Get in shape and enjoy some quality time with your partner!

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