4 Easy Partner Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

I thought we would try something a little different this week, a buddy workout. Grab a friend and a pair of resistance bands and give it a go and let me know what you think!  All you will

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.

Frequency:
Do these exercises 2-5 days a week.
1. Press and Row:

  • Standing one person in front of the other, with two taut resistance bands. One in each hand.

 

 

  • The person in front steps forward and presses the handles forward as in a chest press movement.
  • The person in back will at the same time pull the handlebars back while squeezing the shoulder blades together completing a basic row. After your allotted time, switch spots, and repeat.

 

2. Lunge and Twist:

 

 

  • Each person grabs an end of the resistance band, stand beside each other, but far enough so there’s some tension in the band.

 

 

  • Together lunge forward with your outside leg while at the same time twisting away from one another.

 

 

  • Twist back and press back up to start, keep going until time is up and then repeat for the other side.

 

3. Squat Hold & Row:

  • With two resistance bands crossed over, stand facing each other and apart far enough so the bands are tight.

 

 

  • Lower in a squat position with your core engaged and your back flat and hold.

 

 

  • Bring the elbows straight back with your palms facing in, squeeze the shoulder blades together as you pull back.

 

 

  • Return to start position and repeat until time is up.

 

4. Tricep Kickbacks:

  • Facing your partner with your right foot in front of the left, holding one end of the resistance band in your right hand.
  • Your partner will position themselves opposite of you.

 

  • Engage your core and bend forward at the hips with your knees slightly bent and upper arm locked to your body, slowly straighten the arm to pull back the band.

 

 

  • Stay in sync with your partner for best results. When time is up switch and start again.

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