Happy Valentine’s Day!
Last year I shared a Valentine’s Day partner workout and I thought it would be fun to put together another one for you this year.
I love this partner workout because most of the exercises are interactive and/or hands on. Sweating together is a great way for couples to connect while doing something that is so beneficial for your health!
Let me know if you try this one or if you have any questions about any of the exercises. I tried to give a short overview of how to perform the exercise in the graphic and kept the movements pretty basic.
Here are my workouts for the week. I’m really working that strength and loving it!
Over the last few months I’ve gotten into a groove of making Mondays a recovery day with yoga only. It’s a kind start to the week for my head, heart and body. I usually teach my 8:15 a.m. class and then stay to take the 9:30. I usually feel the weight of all that needs to get done that week and want to rush to get in front of the computer but practicing helps to set me up for a focused and productive week.
3 mile treadmill run + TRX
TRX circuit, 3 sets
10 single arm rows, each arm
20 push ups
10 jump squats
15 tricep extensions
10 reverse lunges with knee lift
10 reverse lunges with knee lift and jump (go straight from lunges to jump lunges before switching legs)
15 bicep curls
10 plank v-ups
10 plank knees into chest
PT session + hot yoga
In my training session we did mostly upper body and a lot of pulling. Some of the things we did included close grip pull ups, lots of row variations, plyo push ups, tricep push ups and much more. My arms were noodles after the session and my serratus and lats were super sore for two days after.
3 mile slow run + hot yoga
I ran three mile with Zoey because she was going to lose her mind if she didn’t get some exercise. Yoga after to help with workout recovery. It helps me so much to practice along with lifting.
1 mile treadmill warm up + PT session
Friday was all about the lower body. We did lots of deadlifts, various mini band glute activation exercises, squats, lunges, leg press and more. I was terrified that I wouldn’t be able to walk the next day but luckily I felt 100% okay. I am crediting the Thai yoga massage I got on Friday night for saving my legs!
4 mile treadmill interval run + upper body strength
1 mile warm up at 8:45
5 minutes hill intervals working up to 8% incline, 45 on/15 off
5 minutes of sprint intervals at 6:40ish, 45 on/15 off
5 minutes of hill intervals working up to 10% incline, 45 on/15 off
5 minutes sprint intervals at 6:30ish, 45 on/15 off
5 minute cool down at 8:30
Upper body strength:
SET ONE x 3
15 dumbbell chest flies (25#)
15 dumbbell single arm rows, each arm (25#)
15 push ups
15 kettlebell sumo deadlift high pulls (30#)
SET TWO x 3
15 dumbbell bicep curls (17.5#)
15 dumbbell single arm tricep kickbacks, each arm (17.5#)
15 dumbbell strict overhead press (17.5#)
15 dumbbell side raises (17.5#)
20 reverse bench crunches (abs)
20 dumbbell bench crunches (abs, holding one 17.5# dumbbell)
We are either going to have a Valentine’s date to the gym where I’ll do legs again or I’ll go to yoga this afternoon.
Do you workout with your significant other?
What are your Valentine’s Day plans?