Those that are looking to stay motivated with their workouts often seek the help of a workout buddy to keep them going. Luckily, many buddy workouts do not require a lot of space, and they’ll also help you and your friend get into great shape.
At That’s It. we believe in the power of two. Two can be powerful. Don’t you agree? Here are two exercises that can be done in pairs, to help you get in shape and have fun while doing it!
1. The Rotational Twist is a great way to work your obliques and abs, so you can have a tight and fit midsection. To perform this exercise, you’ll stand back to back with your workout buddy, while one person has a medicine ball in their hands. To begin, turn to one side and hand off the ball to your partner, and then rotate all the way through the other side and have your buddy return the ball to you. Keep the cycle going for as many reps as you can handle!
As you and your partner get better at this exercise you can mix it up; for instance you can hold the ball out further in front of you to really work your triceps. If you want to do something unique, consider passing the ball in-between your legs and then above your head. Don’t forget, you can also use a heavier ball once you start getting stronger.
2. If you are looking for a great full body workout, the Side-Plank Pass is the perfect answer. With this exercise, you and your partner will both start in a plank position. From there, the person in the back will take a dumbbell in one hand, extend their body into the side-plank position and raise their arm up, passing the dumbbell to their partner. The person in front takes the dumbbell, lowers their arm and passes it underneath their body to the person in back. The person behind will then pass it back to the person in front, which will count as one full rep.
You can do 15-30 reps of this, and then switch sides and work the other half of your body.
You don’t need a lot of space or weights to workout with a partner, and working out with a friends does wonders to keep both of you motivated. As you both get more advanced, search for more buddy exercises to help round out your routine and increase your fitness.