4 Easy Partner Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Last week’s buddy workout was a success, so here is another buddy workout for you. Grab a friend, a pair of resistance bands, and a ball (medicine ball preferred) give it a go and let me know what you think!

Intervals:
Instead of repetitions, try intervals of 30 to 45 seconds of the exercise and 15 seconds of recovery. If you are just starting to exercise, try a 1 minute rest instead of 15 seconds.

Sets:
Try and perform all these exercises one after the other 3 to 5 times.

 

1. Squat Jump: Quads/Glutes/Hamstrings/Calfs/Core

  • Each person holds one end of a resistance tube or band and stand facing each other.
  • Standing apart to create tension in the band.

 

 

  • Both of you at the same time, lower into a squat position, and jump up as high as you can.

 

 

  • Landing a stable squat position. Repeat until time is up.

 

2. Sit-Ups Pass: Abdominals

 

  • Seated on the floor across from your partner, with knees bent.
  • Hold the ball (medicine ball makes it more challenging) to your chest.

 

 

  • Both lying back to the floor, come back up, and toss the ball to your partner.

 

 

  • Repeat until time is up.

 

3. Band Sprints: Cardio

 

  • Have one person place the resistance band around their waist, while the other holding the ends tightly behind them.
  • Set up a start and finish line, about 10-20 meters apart.

 

 

  • Sprint the entire distance, pumping your arms and driving your knees up high.
  • Switch positions for the return and take 30 seconds to recover.
  • Each person should complete 5-10 sprints each.

4. Partner Shuffle Drill: Quads/Hamstrings/Glutes/Core

 

  • Facing your partner 4-6 feet away.
  • Stand with your knees slightly bent and your core engaged.

 

 

  • At the same time shuffle for about 15-20 feet in one direction, and tossing the ball back and forth (medicine ball if you have one).

 

 

  • Without rest return in the opposite direction to where you started. That’s one repeat for a total of 5-10 shuffles.

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Former Canadian soldier now personal/group trainer at Blitz Conditioning. I believe no goal is out of reach all you have to do is TRY! Follow me on Twitter

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  1. Great post Paul!
    You guys look like you’re having way too much fun… It would be hilarious to see a video of all this!

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