My partner and I have been a couple for years now. What I like in a relationship is that we do many things together. We travel together. We exercise together. It is entertaining having someone to rely on. Before, my life was boring. I did everything alone. I explored the world and hit the gym alone. Then, everything changed when my partner came into my life.
If you live with your partner and want to strengthen your relationship more, doing these at-home workout ideas can make that goal happen:
A push-up is a good workout routine that targets triceps and chest muscles. Traditionally, it requires an individual movement. But there is nothing wrong if you add a twist to the routine like a high-five, making it engaging with your routine partner. It also adds more intensity that both of you would love. How to do it, though? Well, it is not as complicated as it sounds. All you have to do is be in a usual push-up position (make sure to face each other). Next, both of you need to take each other’s left hand and then reach over for a high five. Repeat the same process with your right hand.
Aside from a push-up reach, a hook squat is a perfect addition to your workout routine. In this exercise, you both have to stand with your backs touching while facing away from each other. To do this exercise, just hook your left arm with your special someone’s right arm. Do the same thing with the other side. Next, squat down. Once you are ready, try to turn in a clockwise direction. After that, do not forget to turn around in counterclockwise order. Repeat this exercise as much as you can. It does not only build your knee strength but also makes your connection more profound.
Glute Ham Raise
My partner and I work out a lot at home, and we also forget our hamstrings and glutes. If you are in the same situation, it is time to change your routine. In the gym, we use a GHR machine. But you do not need that. Your partner can do more than you imagine. In this exercise, kneel on your yoga mat, carpet, or floor. Be sure your body is upright. How about your partner? Do not worry, as he/she will hold on to your legs to give you enough support. Once you are ready, lower your upper body to the floor. After that, move your body back to the starting position. Repeat this exercise as long as you can. If you are done, switch places. Use your hands for enough control and support.
Lying Leg Throwdown
As the name of this exercise implies, you need to lie on your back while your legs are outstretched. Your partner will hold onto your legs for support. Yes, it sounds complicated. But there is nothing to feel afraid of. You can watch video tutorials online to avoid any guesswork and serious injuries. Do some research before you do a lying leg throwdown. If it is not your thing, try other fun and engaging alternatives instead.
You probably did this when you were young. But that does not mean a wheelbarrow walk is only for kids. You can do this with your partner. If you have an expansive living room, it is better to do it indoors. You could also do it in your backyard, depending on your preferences. If you forget how to do it, decide who will be the first to be in a plank position. The other person will hold your legs. To enjoy a better result, use your arms to walk a few meters away from the starting position. In this exercise, you do not have to be perfect. It is more interesting to commit mistakes.
Do both of you love boxing? Do you have gloves and pads at home? If yes, you would love to do boxing together. If you do not have pads and gloves, you can use your bare hands. Additionally, consider hiring an online coach if you want to get trained by a professional. Also, check out Cepronda or another blog on fitness and boxing to learn about other boxing basics.
Remember not to hit too hard. Doing this routine will get your heart rate up for sure. Plus, it can help release some tension due to lockdown.
What are you going to do now? Try any of these exercises with your partner!