The Total Body, Heart Rate-Raising Valentine's Day Partner Workout
Get sweaty with your guy to raise your libido and your heart rate—you'll strengthen your body and your bond in this couple's total body workout
With Valentine's Day around the corner (have you started our 5-Day Look-Good-Naked Diet Plan yet?), you might want to think about getting all hot and bothered with your man at the gym. You're in luck: Derek Stratton, a trainer at BFX Studios in NYC and former dancer for the Pilobolus Dance Theater, designed this sexy partner workout just for Shape. With this bodyweight workout, you'll heat things up between the two of you while getting a full body workout with an emphasis on core conditioning. You won't even need to leave the house, which is perfect since things might get a liiittle steamy. (Blow his mind later with these 8 Ways to Fake Looking Like a Pro in Bed)!
Flying solo this V-Day? Don't sweat it (with these 9 Gadgets, Apps and Goodies, Who Needs A Man, anyway?). Grab a friend you don't mind getting a little bit cozy with-you might even end up getting double the core workout from all the laughing!
Lie faceup, knees bent, feet on ground, with partner in a straddle stance. Cross arms and lock hands or wrists with top person. Top person bends at waist, keeping knees bent, core tight, and rows bottom person towards them, ending face-to-face, then lowering them back down. Do 1 set of 10 reps each.
Standing back-to-back, bend knees and push into partner through hips and shoulders, moving into a parallel squat. Walk five steps one way, switch directions. Repeat 4 times.
Look Into My Eyes Plank/Push-up
Lie faceup with legs straight out and arms extended toward ceiling. Top person faces partner in a forearm plank while bottom person holds their forearms. Hold a plank for 30 seconds, then switch positions.
Stand toe-to-toe, holding hands, facing each other. Gently straighten arms and lean away from each other, forming a V. Keep tension in arms and alternate lowering into a parallel squat. Do 1 set of 10 reps each.
Standing side-by-side, gently lean against each other, then slowly walk feet away from each other until only shoulders touch. Raise outside arm to shoulder level while lifting outside leg up simultaneously, then slowly lower back to starting position. Do 1 set of 10 reps, then switch sides.
Start in an inverted plank, hands on ground, feet on partner's shoulders. Partner holds onto ankles, then squats while you continue to hold inverted plank. Do 1 set of 10 reps, then switch positions.