Sticking with a fitness regime can be challenging, especially if you are doing it all alone. The support of family and friends is crucial to a successful fitness program. Encourage those around you to join you in your quest for the best body possible! If you can’t make it to a group exercise class, grab a friend and try these moves 3 x per week.
- Option 1: Circuit these exercises for :30 each. Progress by building up to 1 minute of each.
- Option 2: Take 2 exercises and superset them, doing as many reps as possible until your muscles fatigue. Complete 3 supersets.
1.) High Five Push-up: You and your partner face each other arms length away in push-up position. Do 1 push-up, then reach out and slap hands. Continue alternating a push-up with a hand slap, also alternating hands with each rep.
2.) Partner Wall Sit: Stand back to back with your partner. Lean your shoulders together, bracing yourselves. Walk your feet out in front of you and squat down so that your knees are at 90 degrees and your backs are fully touching. Use the pressure from bracing together to hold the wall sit for :30-:60 seconds.
3.) Seated Twist: Sit back to back with your partner, about an arms length apart. With your knees bent, lean back and engage your core. Hold your arms out in front of you and twist side to side, touching your partner’s hands as you twist back.
4.) Manual Resistance Pull: Stand facing your partner who is holding his arms out to the side. Place a firm grip on the backside of the forearms. Pull your partners arms together as he tries to resist you. Then your partner will pull back as you apply some resistance. There should be constant, slow movement if both of you are exerting the right amount of pressure.
5.) Burpee Race: Race against your partner to see who can get the most burpees in :30, or who can hold out the longest! Place your hands on the ground, jump out into push-up position, do 1 push-up, jump your feet back into a squat position, and jump up off the ground. Repeat!