There's nothing like a killer partner workout to heat up your relationship. The sweating, the heavy breathing and the complete reliance on your partner to help you make it through each tough move promote a level of bonding you're unlikely to find outside the bedroom.
And because I, quite literally, just wrote the book on partner workouts, I'm going to loop you in on a few of my favorite next-level moves that are practically guaranteed to help keep your fire burning — at the gym and in your love life. Consider this your sneak peek.
A little active stretching combined with a cardio-friendly bear crawl makes for the perfect warmup exercise. Just make sure you have some room to travel. You'll be moving forward, switching roles with your lover throughout the exercise.
Grab a BOSU ball or other balance tool for this challenging total-body strength move. One partner fires up her core, glutes, quads and hamstrings while the other partner targets her core, chest, shoulders and triceps. Each of you performs 10 repetitions before switching positions. Aim for three sets of each half of the exercise.
This fun exercise offers one partner a burst of heart-pumping cardio while the other partner holds a steady plank, working his core.
You'll completely toast your lower body with this challenging partner exercise. One of you will hold a wall squat while the other brings the heat by performing single-leg Bulgarian split squats. The partner performing the split squats is in charge, performing six to 12 repetitions per leg before switching roles.
After killing your lower body, you'll appreciate the slightly more relaxed plank and row exercise. Grab a dumbbell to complete the movement.
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