15 Super Fun Partner Workouts To Do With A Friend
Look, I get it. Sometimes you just want to workout by yourself. Other times you prefer the company of the friend. For those times you do prefer some company, I’ve got 15 super fun partner workouts to show you today that can add a little fun and variety to any workout routine.
If you’re ready to see what those are, go grab a workout towel, an easy sip water bottle, and your most rockin’ bestie, and let’s get into these 15 super fun partner workouts you can do with a friend!
15 Super Fun Partner Workouts To Do With A Friend
1. Iso. Squat with Pushups
How To: Have your partner lie face down in a push up position. Now grab their feet and hold them at your sides. Lower into a squat and hold this position as your partner busts out push ups for the desired number of reps or time. Switch positions with your partner and repeat.
2. Follow the Leader (legs and butt)
How To: For this one, first pick which one of you will be the ‘leader’ and who will be the ‘follower’. (A simple game of rock-paper-scissors is a great way to settle this if you’re having difficulty deciding.) Now, stand face to face with your bestie in a semi-squat position. The ‘leader’ then starts the exercise by moving forwards, backwards, or sideways while the ‘follower’ tries to follow as closely as they can. The ‘leader’ continues to move in different directions while the ‘follower’ follows for a predetermined amount of time. Then switch it up and see if you can do any better.
3. Buddy Planks (core)
How To: Lie head to head in a plank position. While maintaining the plank position, alternate clapping hands with your partner. Continue for the desired number of reps or time.
4. Wheel Barrow (chest and arms, core)
How To: Have your bestie lie face down in a push up position. Then grab each of their feet and hold them at your sides. Let your friend dictate the pace as you both walk forward (your friend using their hands) a set a mount of distance or time. Then switch it up and repeat.
5. Partner Squats (legs and butt)
How To: Stand back to back with your friend and interlock your arms. Walk your feet forward a step or two then simultaneously lower into squat. Hold this position for the desired amount of time. Stand back up and give your bestie a high five for being awesome!
6. Side Lunge Medicine Ball Pass (legs and butt, core)
How To: Stand side to side with your bestie in a wide-stance position as you hold a medicine ball at chest level. Perform a side lunge and lower the medicine ball to your outside foot. Stand back up and pass the medicine ball to your partner. Your partner will repeat what you just did then pass the ball back to you. Repeat for the desired number of reps or time then switch sides to work your opposite leg.
7. Walk the Plank
How To: Have your bestie lie face down in a straight arm plank position. Then, with yourself in a normal plank position, crawl under your friend while maintaining the plank position. Once through, turn and transition to a straight arm plank position and allow your friend to crawl under you. Repeat for the desired number of reps or time.
8. Side Shuffle Medicine Ball Pass
How To: Stand face to face with your bestie a few feet apart and hold a medicine ball at chest level. Begin side shuffling out in the same direction for a set distance as you quickly toss the medicine ball back and forth to each other. Reverse directions and repeat for the same amount of time or distance.
9. Around the Worlds
How To: Sit back so you are resting on your butt and elbows. Have your bestie face you and do the same. With both of your feet held off the ground, rotate your legs in the same direction so you’re circling each other’s feet for a set amount of reps or time. Then reverse directions and repeat.
10. Rotation Plank (core)
How To: Lie face down in a straight arm plank position with your bestie at your side. Then, in unison with your partner, pick up your outside hand and rotate all the way around so that the backs of your hands touch in the center. Rotate back down to the straight arm plank position and now rotate the opposite way so that your inside hand is now raised straight up above you. Continue mirroring each other for the desired number of reps or time.
11. Tandem Bicycle (core)
How To: With your bestie mirroring you, lie on your back with your hands behind your head and feet held slightly off the ground. Your friend should be close enough to you so that your feet can remain in contact with theirs throughout the exercise. Perform bicycles for the desired number of reps or time.
12. Trust Builder (core, legs and butt)
How To: Have your partner lie on the ground with their legs straight and lifted slightly off the ground. Stand to their side near their feet so that you’re facing their head and alternate jumping back and forth over their feet for a set amount of reps or time. Switch positions with your partner and repeat.
13. Crunch with Mountain Climbers (core)
How To: Have your friend lie on their back with there hips and knees bent. Place your hands on their knees so that you’re in a straight arm plank position. Then, when ready, have your friend knock out some crunches while you bust out mountain climbers for a set amount of reps or time.
14. Super Solid (core)
How To: Stand tall with your arms held out straight in front of you. Then tense all of your muscles so that you become ‘solid’. When ready, have your bestie try to throw you off balance by hitting your hands in different directions for a set amount of time. Switch positions with your partner and repeat.
15. Squats with Leg Raisers (core, legs and butt)
How To: Stand tall with your feet spread just wider than hip width apart. Have your partner lie on their back and hold onto your ankles for support. When ready, have your bestie raise their feet towards your chest. When they get close push their feet back to the ground and perform a squat. Your partner should try at this time to keep their feet from hitting the ground and raise them right back up towards your chest. Repeat for the desired number of reps or time.