12 partner workouts you should totally try with your workout buddy


Working out is fun with friends. Get in the best shape of your life with your best buddies: multitasking has never been better for you. These partner workouts will make you feel energized and ready to tackle what the day has in store for you.

The best PumpUp partner workouts

It's hip to be square

You'll need a very strong core for this partner ab workout called "the Square". Both partners need to work hard to maintain proper form throughout the movement, or you'll falter. Maintain a ninety degree angle with your body each time you reach the top of the square.


Crunch it out

Partner workouts might seem silly to an outsider, but who cares? Though you might be lying on the floor, that doesn't mean that you're compromising on hard work. Reverse crunches and double leg lifts are both incredibly difficult moves. When you have somebody beside you to keep you accountable, you'll have extra motivation to perform more reps than you would if you were by yourself.


Work your entire body

Think of medicine ball passes as 'advanced catch'. From deadlifts to plank high fives, this partner workout requires tons of inventive teamwork. It does not fool around with your time, nor your muscles. More details


Get creative with equipment

With an awesome gym buddy, you have the opportunity to use equipment in ways that you wouldn't be able to on your own. Battle ropes won't be as intimidating. Resistance bands become running equipment. This 3-move partner workout makes the most out of everything. More details here.


Boost your burpees

The dreaded burpee just got harder. For that, we apologize. Fortunately, you'll be sweaty in an instant, your heart will be pumping, and you'll forget about feeling mad. Approach this burpee partner workout with caution, and make sure that you can maintain proper form with a full push-up and a full burpee before you attempt it. Click here for the full workout.


Adorable abs

Looking for a cute date idea with your significant other? Work out together! This move for your core by PumpUp member rachelxkathleen will really challenge your abdominal muscles, as you'll be fighting against gravity to pull yourself up.


Partner workouts from Instagram

Stair running

No stair stepper required. This amazing stair workout is cardio like you've never seen.


The Kick and Thrust

Target your glutes and hamstrings with a partner!


Push-ups to side planks

A partner will encourage you to extend your body further during your side plank. You'll need to rotate with a full range of motion in order to tap each others' hands.


Fun with medicine balls

You'll work your entire body and have a blast in the meantime. Do each move for 30 seconds and rest for 30 seconds.


Full body, no-equipment workout moves

Does anybody even get sweaty without a workout partner? Do lunges together and make sure that each person maintains proper form. For a boost of cardio, do forward squat jacks!


Working out with baby

Is your workout partner more miniature than most? Have tons of fun with your baby while working out your core. You can do Russian twists, in and outs, and more!