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It Takes Two

Turn workout time into playtime and employ some of these partner exercises that will keep your determination on point.

Article
Ryann Gordon
Photos
Courtesy
Posted
April 29, 2017

Having trouble in that summer body sculpting mood you’ve been attempting to master? One of the main problems we have getting motivated to work out is that we’re trying to do it alone. The buddy system has forever been one of our most crucial guides to making big things happen; so why not use this as a workout tool?

Partner exercises have become increasingly popular in recent years. Couples, best friends and other duos have become famous for posting Instagram photos of immaculate stunts alongside corny, inspirational quotes. Not saying you must do that … but why not give the trend a chance?

Challenge your significant other and put your bestie to work. Have fun using one another as resistance for an increased workout. Team up to practice acro-yoga and attempt daring partner stunts or simply utilize one another for intense, interval workouts that can’t be done on your own.

Turn workout time into playtime and employ some of these partner exercises that will keep your determination on point.

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Push (Each Other) Up
Put a twist on traditional pushups and try some of these variations that can only be done with a partner.

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Old Friend/New Spin
Add some fun to traditional favorites like doing plank-to-plank fist bumps or boat pose while whirling your legs around each others.

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Crunch Together
Use both of your weights and core strength to create workouts that’ll have you grating cheese on your abs in no time.

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Booty Bump
Shake up the squat game and create a balancing act by locking arms and slowly lowering in dual squats either back to back or face to face with a foot raised.

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Lift Each Other Up
Let gravity do its work and use one another as weights while lifting, squatting and lunging.

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Play Twister
Work your obliques sitting back to back and twisting to pull and stretch one another, pass a medicine ball back and forth or maybe just give each other a high-five.

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Bend and Bind
Take a swing at some acro-yoga-like stunts such as the wheel and bridge pose, stacked downward dog and airplane.

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Lean on Me
Create natural resistance by holding hands while you press your feet together or provide leverage and lean away from each other in dual squats.