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Pair Up and Slim Down: The Couple Workout
Quit the cuddling and spend some QT time at the gym instead. "Research shows that 94 percent of couples stick with their fitness programs when they work out together," says Jari Love, certified personal trainer and fitness DVD star. Here, some moves to try together.
Targets shoulders, chest, biceps, and triceps
As with a traditional push-up, your own body weight will work as resistance, but in this case your partner can create more opposition by placing weight on your upper back. Too tough? Use a modified knee push-up instead, recommends Love.
- Start by lying with your stomach on the floor, elbows bent at 90 degrees and palms on the floor in a lowered push-up position.
- Have your partner stand over you and place hands on your upper back.
- As you rise up into your push-up, your partner creates slight resistance, being sure to keep his core tight at the same time.
- Complete reps until you feel fatigued, then switch.
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