Exercise improves your fitness, makes you stronger and lifts your mood, by releasing happiness hormones, called endorphins. With this in mind, try this couples workout for strength with focus on core muscles.
After all, what’s better than a hot workout with your loved one? Sweating and laughing, while working on your abdominal muscles.
COUPLES WORKOUT FOR CORE STABILITY AND STRENGTH
|1. Sit-ups with ball
|2. Push-ups with high-five
|3. The boat with circles
|4. Side lunge with ball transfer
|5. Plank with push-up
1. SIT-UPS WITH BALL
Do a sit-up and give or throw the ball to your partner. You can choose if you both want to continuously perform sit-ups without stopping or if you want to rest while your partner is doing his or her sit-up.
2. PUSH-UPS WITH HIGH-FIVE
After each push up, lift your arm and give each other a high-five on each hand.
3. THE BOAT WITH CIRCLES
Sit in the boat position facing each other and make half-circles with your legs – from right to left and left to the right.
4. SIDE LUNGE WITH BALL TRANSFER
Perform a lunge to both sides and then give the ball to your partner. While your partner is doing the lunges, you wait in a static position to receive the ball back.
5. PLANK WITH PUSH-UP
Start with a plank position with straight arms. Do a push up. Get down to the plank position on your elbows and return back to the plank position with straight arms.
Finish your workout with a flat stomach challenge. See who can hold the plank position longer!
By Maria Martinsen, Personal Trainer.