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Easy workouts to do with your partner for Valentine's Day





Easy workouts to do with your partner for Valentine's Day Easy workouts to do with your partner for Valentine's Day
  • Fitness guru Lilly Sabri and PT Luke Chamberlain have teamed up
  • The pair devised six simple workouts you can perform with your other half
  • These sit-ups, fireman's lifts and leg presses can be easily done in pairs  

Exercise can be a chore if there's no one there to motivate you, but if you don't fancy a group class than why not work out with your other half?

Fitness guru Lilly Sabri and personal trainer Luke Chamberlain have teamed up to devise a range of 'partner workouts' to help couples get fit together - and many of them can be done in the comfort of your own living room.

The six simple exercises are easy to follow and will ensure you get your muscles working and your blood pumping in no time.

 Lilly Sabri and Luke Chamberlain talk us through six simple exercises you can do together, starting with a pike and including a deadlift, fireman's lift and sit-ups

Lilly Sabri and Luke Chamberlain talk us through six simple exercises you can do together, starting with a pike and including a deadlift, fireman's lift and sit-ups

The workouts, which include hoisting your partner over your shoulder in a fireman's lift, have been devised by gym chain Fitness First.

With 73,000 Instagram followers, physiotherapist and Pilates instructor Lily knows a thing or two about fitness and she's helped dream up this couples' workout. 

1. PAIR SIT-UP INTO PIKE 

• Male partner: lie flat on your back with your arms extended

• Female partner: lock your hands onto your partner's ankles, engaging your core then carefully positioning your feet in their hands

 For the sit-up into pike, start with the male partner on his back before letting the female partner lock her hands onto his anklesMove into a 90 degree angle 

For the sit-up into pike, start with the male partner on his back before letting the female partner lock her hands onto his ankles, before both moving into a 90 degree angle

• Male partner: Engage your core and sit up at a 90 degree ankle whilst keeping hold of your partners ankles

• Female partner: Ensure your legs are straight

• Return to start position, then perform five repetitions with three sets

2. PRESS-UP WITH REVERSE LEG LIFT 

• Male partner: get into the plank position

• Female partner: lock your hands onto your partners ankles, engaging your core then carefully positioning your feet on their shoulders

• Male partner: performs a press up

 For the press-up with reverse leg lift, start with the male partner in the plank positionFemale partner: lock your hands onto your partners ankles, engaging your core then carefully positioning your feet on their shoulders 

For the press-up with reverse leg lift, start with the male partner in the plank position

 The male partner does a press up while the female partner extends her leg into the air

The male partner does a press up while the female partner extends her leg into the air

• Female partner: as your partner boosts up through their arms, engage your core and extend your left leg

• Return to start position and repeat on other side; perform four reps with three sets

3. LEG PRESS AND PRESS-UP 

• Female partner: lie on your back with your legs at a 45 degree angle and feet touching, engage your core

• Male partner: lean onto your partner's feet, keeping your arms straight

 For the leg press and press-up, star with the female partner lying on her back with her legs at a 45 degree angleThe male partner leans onto her feet 

For the leg press and press-up, star with the female partner lying on her back with her legs at a 45 degree angle before the male partner leans onto her feet

 The male partner leans onto his partner's feet, keeping his arms straight, before performing a press-up (while the female partner brings her knees into her chest)

The male partner leans onto his partner's feet, keeping his arms straight, before performing a press-up (while the female partner brings her knees into her chest)

• Male partner: perform a press up whilst ensuring your spine is straight

• Female partner: bring your knees into your chest whilst your partner keeps their arms straight; perform five reps with three sets

4. HUMAN DEADLIFT 

• Female partner: lie on your side with your right foot stacked on your left foot, hug your arms across your stomach

• Male partner: bend your knees and lift your partner from under her armpit and thigh

 For the deadlift, start with the female partner on her side with her feet stacked and arms crossed across the stomachShe is then lifted from under her armpit and thigh 

For the deadlift, start with the female partner on her side with her feet stacked and arms crossed across the stomach; she is then lifted from under her armpit and thigh

• Male partner: engage your core and extend to a standing position

• Return to starting position; perform five reps with three sets

5. HANDSTAND AND LEG DIP

6. FIREMAN'S CARRY

• Partner 1: stand with your left leg forward and bend your knees

• Partner 2: position your hands on your partners back

 For the fireman's carry, begin with one partner (can be male or female) standing with their legs apartPosition your hands on your partner's back 

For the fireman's carry, begin with one partner (can be male or female) standing with their legs apart (left) before positioning your hands on your partner's back (right)

 Next, grab your partner's thighs while hoisting them over your right shoulder and walking for 5 metres; then perform the move twice before switching positions

Next, grab your partner's thighs while hoisting them over your right shoulder and walking for 5 metres; then perform the move twice before switching positions

• Partner 1: bend your knees and hold onto your partners thighs whilst you lift them behind your right shoulder

• Partner 2: walk 5 metres; perform twice and then swap positions


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