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Sweat Together: Couples Workout

OH, the sweet things my husband is willing to do for love… [and for the sake of my Instagram]. Today is all about COUPLES workouts — featuring the hubby himself.

In case you missed it, we worked alongside The Chalkboard Mag to show you how we sweat together. A good workout side-by-side gives us a renewed outlook on life.

Don’t get me wrong, we really love to eat cupcakes and pizza and chocolate molten lava cake [DUH]. But we decided early on that we’d make our minds and bodies a priority — meaning, we’d push each other to eat well and exercise often most of the time.

Of course, life happens and we don’t always follow our own rules. I’d LOVE to know what you and your significant other (or your BFF) do to get back on track. Let me know in the comments below!

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Note: Do 3 sets of each exercise for a full workout.

Partner Planks | Begin in a plank position, facing each other. Using opposite hands, squeeze your core and give your partner a ‘high-five.’ Continue to alternate hands for a total of 15 reps on each side.

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You-and-Lu-Couples-Workout

Love Leg Lifts | One partner starts laying down, face-up, grabbing hold of the their partner’s ankles for support. The partner on the ground lifts their legs upward, keeping them close together. The standing partner grabs hold of the the other’s shoes, throwing their partner’s legs straight ahead or side-to-side. Repeat 30 times (or 15 on each side). Alternate positions.

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Double Dips | Begin with one partner against a wall, in a seated-chair position. The second partner faces the same direction, placing their hands on the other’s knees, and extending their legs straight ahead. From that position, ‘dip’ up and down for a solid triceps workout. Repeat 15 times and alternate positions.

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You-and-Lu-Couples-Workout

Muscle Matrimony | Stand arms-length apart, facing each each other, clasping hands (matrimony-style)! In unison, squat into a 90-degree position. Stand and squat 15 times.

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You-and-Lu-Couples-Workout

Sweet Stack | Begin with one partner laying down in a push-up-like position. The second partner lies on top in the opposite direction, grasping their partner’s legs. Once in position, extend your arms in unison so each partner is in a plank. Hold for 30 seconds and release. To really challenge yourself, try doing traditional push-ups while stacked.

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You-and-Lu-Couples-Workout

You-and-Lu-Couples-Workout

On Lauren // Top: Montiel | Bottoms: Planet Blue | Shoes: Nike | Mat: Target

On Jake // Top: Nike | Bottoms: Under Armour | Shoes: Adidas

Photos by Annie Shak | Video by Katie Grossbard