Top 5 Advanced Partner Exercises

No matter how dedicated you are to your exercise regimen, there are always going to be times when you feel too tired or lazy to exercise. If this happens occasionally, it’s not that big of a deal as long as you keep up with routine the next time you are scheduled to do so. If this happens all too frequently, however, you may have a motivation problem. If you find yourself in this situation, one way to get over the hump is to have a regular workout partner. For those occasions, we have provided you with this advanced partner workout. It will allow you to get your in exercise and have fun with your friend at the same time.

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#1 – Plank Taps

Begin in a straight-arm plank position, facing each other and maintaining proper alignment with your head, shoulders, hips and toes. Tighten your core and shift your upper body’s weight on one hand as you give your partner a high five. Be careful not to tilt your hips. Repeat the movement with the opposite hand.

Plank Taps

Start with one set of 5 repetitions on each side. The intensity of this workout is light to moderate.


#2 – Seated Russian Twist

Sit upright on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor, leaning your back against your partner’s back. Hold the dumbbell in both hands at chest level. Tighten your core, and then twist your upper body to pass the dumbbell toward your partner on one side. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement on the opposite side.

Seated Russian Twist

Start with one set of 5 repetitions on each side. The intensity of this workout is light.


#3 – Leg Rows

Let your partner stand upright with feet shoulder-width apart. Lie on your back on the floor, resting your head between your partner’s separated feet. Place both of your hands around your partner’s ankles for support, maintaining proper alignment with your head, shoulders, hips and legs. Extend your legs up toward the ceiling. Tighten your core and let your partner push your legs down toward the floor, keeping your legs straight and your feet off the ground. Bring your legs up and repeat the movement.

To make the exercise more challenging, you can lower your legs out to the sides.

Leg Rows

Start with one set of 5 repetitions. The intensity of this workout is light to moderate.


#4 – Partner Squats

Let your partner move into a straight-arm plank position, maintaining proper alignment with the head, shoulders, hips and toes. Stand upright by your partner’s feet, with your own feet shoulder-width apart. Bring your partner’s legs up, resting her ankles on your shoulders. Tighten your core, bend your knees and hinge through your hips to move into a deep squat. Make sure your partner’s body is in good alignment as you move into a squat position. Raise back up and repeat the movement.

Partner Squats

Start with one set of 5 repetitions. The intensity of this workout is light to moderate.


#5 – Leg Taps

Begin in an upright standing position, facing each other. Tighten your core and jog in place while tapping each foot forward with your partner’s opposite foot. Continue the movement, alternating back and forth.

To make this exercise more challenging, you can increase the speed of the movement.

Leg Taps

Start with one set of 5 repetitions on each side. The intensity of this workout is light to moderate.

Give these five exercises a go and see how much fun and motivating working out with a partner can be.

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