Whether you enjoy working out alone or find yourself wanting a gym buddy, the only way to take your workout sessions to the next level it to find a workout partner that motivates you.
Studies have shown that having a good gym buddy increases motivation and can double your results while making you happier.
Here are 5 circuit moves that you and your gym buddy can do anywhere, anytime. Complete three full rounds, resting 1 minute in between each exercise.
Partner B holds onto partner A’s ankles, while partner A is in a pushup position. When both partners are ready, lower into a pushup/squat at the same time. Make sure to talk to each other or your timing will be all over the place. Complete 45 secs, then switch.
Both partners get into a high plank position. Make sure to engage your core and alternate tapping hands.
Assisted Pistol Squats
Partners, face each other with your feet hip-width apart. Grab each other’s right hand and raise your left leg. Slowly drop down into a squat.
While partner A is in a forearm plank position, partner B jumps side to side over partner A. Complete 45 seconds, then switch.
2.0 Leg Raises
Partner A lies on the floor, holding onto partner B’s ankles. Partner A then raises both legs up toward partner B who will push them back toward the ground. Make it harder: hold a squat position while pushing your partner’s feet away. Complete 45 seconds, then switch.