With Valentine's day just around the corner, we know you will be devouring some yummy treats and eating out. So why not do a workout before all the eating and "turning up" begins?
Before you begin dreaming about sitting at home and stuffing your face with delicious overly-priced chocolate treats....grab your friend or a "bae" and head outside for a fun and quick workout.
I have combined 5 simple partner exercises with illustrations of Vimbai and I to help you along. These workouts can be done by themselves or in conjunction with your regular workout routine.
Do 14 reps and 2 sets (#ValentinesDay). Do more if you're feeling up to it or use a tabata timer to up the intensity and speed.
*Our form is not always correct. If you have no idea how to do the workout, perhaps try searching the name of the title we provided*
*Que horror music* The burpee - every fitness junkie's best and simultaneously worst exercise. Burpees can leave you feeling super fatigued but exhilarated.
Both begin in a plank position. Have partner A do an explosive jump up, then jump over partner B, once over, jump into the plank position. Now swap partners and let partner B do the jumping.
Back in my fitter days, my friend Megan and I would do this workout for minutes at a time, basically, until collapsing in utter exhaustion, but swearing to continue. Ahhh, the good ol' days.
Begin by laying flat on your backs. Interlock your ankles for support. Rest your hands behind your head.
Now slowly come up into a sitting position - just like you would a regular situp- at the top clap hands with your partner. Now go back to your starting positions.
*Pass a medicine ball to each other for added difficulty.
Begin back to back, interlock your arms -like the above pictures.
Now slowly go down into a squatting position. Think...sitting on the toilet... gross but helpful.
Make sure your knees do not go over your toes. Keep your back straight. Once your legs are forming a 90 degree angle, hold the pose for 3 seconds, then slowly go back up into the starting position. Adjust your body when necessary.
This workout might take a bit of practice but is effective and fun once you get the hang of it.
Vimbai and opted to do "man" push-ups. Didn't quite work out, but we did it for the blog. I would recommend asking a professional for the correct form. We would hate for you to have any back injuries because of us!
End the workout off with some sprints.