Better With a Friend: Strength-Training Moves That Are More Effective With a Buddy

Better With a Friend: Strength-Training Moves That Are More Effective With a Buddy

Working out with a buddy is definitely more fun, but with partner exercises, you can work your muscles differently and more efficiently. In this move, one partner holds elbow plank while the other does elevated push-ups, resting their feet on their partner’s lower back. Try these moves the next time you’re with a fitness friend.

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Have you ever seen a BOSU ball used like this?

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This is an awesome move for the core. Awesome!

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If dropping back and kicking over in backbend has always been one of your goals, this is a safe (and fun!) way to try it out.

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Ab work for everyone!

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Wow, you definitely have to trust your partner not to jump on you in this partner move.

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Push-ups and planks to the max! I bet the person on the bottom’s arms and core are burning!

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Now this just looks fun, and you can do this partner move anywhere.

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Doing the ab ball pass with a partner makes it a little harder.

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Patty-cake push-ups. Love it!

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Love how the partners move in unison for this move u2014 I’m sure it really inspires both people to keep the pace going.

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If you’re doing this move for the first time, definitely do it over a cushy mat, just in case you fall.

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Taking a game of catch to a whole other level!