Create a ‘Healthy Foundation’
When your partner knows that you care about their health, they have fewer things to worry about.
Even if these are just minor body changes, your partner will see your efforts, and they will appreciate it. To engage in a joint workout is to make a relationship stronger.
“I like to create a foundation of a healthy future with a woman which I plan to be with for a very long time,” says Billy Davis, a personal trainer at the Gold’s Gym Fitness Institute. “I also consider it sexy that she keeps herself in great shape not only for herself but also for us.”
“Follow your partner’s example when they do their best to make you go to the gym with them. When your partner can motivate you to do something, it reminds them that they are significant in your life,” says Belisa Vranic, an Expert Clinical Psychologist from Gold’s Gym Fitness Institute.
Get more from your Workout as a Couple
“We are constantly busy, and training is an additional dose of fun and rewarding activity that gives you and your partner the opportunity to talk and stay together longer,” says Nikki Kimbrough, a Member of Gold’s Gym Fitness Institute.
Your partner will help you remember how many press-ups have you done and will also distract you from thinking about useless things or checking email every few minutes.
“We spend so much time every day on solving various tasks that it can easily lead us to disorganisation, confusion, and apathy,” says Vranic. Also, a partner can check whether you are doing an exercise correctly. “It’s good when there is someone nearby who can check whether or not your shoulders are lowered and your knees are bent,” says Vranic. Not that you need a reason to touch each other, a joint workout is just yet a new and exciting way to do so.
Get a Better Sleep
A recent study found that one in four people who are married, or are living with a partner, are too tired to have any healthy affection for their partner.
This is where the gym comes to the rescue: studies have shown that regular workouts lead to better sleep because it helps to relieve stress, and it will also help make you more energetic throughout the day. In general, better sleep means better health; a broken sleeping schedule messes up with every mechanism of the body.
Another thing you should remember is that not everything can be solved with a workout. If your relationship is not a healthy one, then no type of workout will help. If you want to find out how to stop obsessing over someone, then be sure to check out this great article and fix your relationship.
So, now you know all the advantages of doing a joint workout, let’s check out some actual exercises that you can do with a partner:
- Joint Squats:
- 1 set of 12-15 reps.
- Stand facing your partner, your feet should be shoulder-width apart. Hold each other’s arms and raise them slightly above your shoulders.
- Bend your knees and hips and do a joint squat, hold up your buttocks when moving down as if you were sitting down a chair.
- Get into the starting position and repeat.
- The Love Pose (A Triceps Exercise):
- 3 sets of 12-15 repetitions for each partner.
- Your partner should sit down on a chair or bench; they have to keep their legs together. You should sit in front of your partner with your back facing them; lay your hands on their hips and keep your elbows straight.
- Take a step forward from a partner and go down until your shoulders are parallel to the partner’s elbows.
- Swap places and start over.
- Ball Squat:
- 3 sets of 12-15 reps.
- Take a ball; both of you will have to use it at the same time.
- Stand in front of your partner shoulder-width apart and hold the ball in front of your chest.
- Then do a squat while your partner remains standing.
- Rise, handing the ball to your partner; it is now their turn to do a squat.
- An Exercise for Biceps and Triceps with a Partner:
- 3 sets of 12-15 reps.
- Stand approximately 12 inches away from your partner, facing each other.
- Tightly grip on a towel with both of your palms (your hands should be at a distance of about 6-8 cm apart), palms up. Your partner grabs a towel in the centre.
- While bending your arms, pull the towel toward you while your partner pulls it down (not to the point that you cannot pull on it but just enough to create some resistance).
- Lower the towel down if your partner pulls at the level of resistance.
- After each rep, switch roles.