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Everybody Should Try This Couple Workout

Everybody Should Try This Couple Workout

Grab a partner and break out a sweat, together. This couple workout is one that you can do anywhere. There's no gym equipment required. PumpUp member @rachaelgervais and her partner even filmed this couple workout while they were on vacation. Try it out and let us know how it goes. It's important to brace your core throughout all three movements.

Partner Workout : Sculpt Killer Abs in 3 Moves

Partner Workout : Sculpt Killer Abs in 3 Moves

If your ab routine is feeling a little lacklustre, give this partner workout a try. Hang out with your bestie and sculpt killer abs at the same time. You'll especially be working your obliques and lower abs. You will have the strength and core stability that you need to slay at all of your other favorite sports.

12 partner workouts you should totally try with your workout buddy

12 partner workouts you should totally try with your workout buddy

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Partner workouts from Instagram

Stair running

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

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The Kick and Thrust

Target your glutes and hamstrings with a partner!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Get your body pumping with this partner arm workout

Get your body pumping with this partner arm workout

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Make your Sweaty Sunday really and earnestly sweaty with this partner arm workout to remember. Your upper extremities will feel like jello sticks, and that's okay. It means that you're working hard. PumpUp members @breezybaby and @kfit22 made a very sweaty arm workout video to help demonstrate the moves.  What are your favourite ways to work your arms? Show us how! Challenge yourself and remember to tag your sweaty selfies on the PumpUp app today!

10 minutes on the stair stepper (warm up)

 

20 squat to medicine ball passes
Squat to medicine ball passes : a killer move that will target your arms during this partner workout. Find out more on the PumpUp Blog
Begin with the medicine ball and chest level, elbows slightly bent to support the weight of the medicine ball. Drop down into a squat and make sure that your knees don't reach past your toes. When ascending, launch the medicine ball out of your hands (vertically), and let your partner catch it. Repeat.

 

10 burpees with push-ups
Burpees to push-ups (GIF) - A move that keeps your heart rate up and improves your strength during this partner arm workout. Find out more on the PumpUp Blog
Perform a regular burpee by dropping your hands firmly onto the floor. Lower your body into a push-up, making sure that your shoulders are in line with your wrists. Jump your feet back towards your forearms and promptly launch your body upwards towards the ceiling, with your hands raised. Repeat.

 

20 high knee runs (each leg, 40 total)
High knee runs. Get your heart pumping with this awesome no-equipment exercise. Find out more on the PumpUp Blog
Run in place while lifting each knee towards your chest. Alternate legs and pump your arms through the motion as quickly as you can.

 

20 deadlift-row-tricep kickbacks
Dumbell deadlift-row-tricep kickback combos. This move targets different parts of your arm to strengthen your muscles. Find out more on the PumpUp Blog
Hold your dumbbell, lower it towards your feet and keep a flat back when doing so. Push through your legs to lift yourself up, press the dumbbells towards your obliques, bend your elbows a a 90 degree angle, and kick back your arms.

 

20 bicep curls to shoulder presses
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Hold the dumbbells so that the handles of the weight are parallel to you. Press your arms to your sides, lower your forearms and raise them. Bring the dumbbells up to your shoulders and press the weights up. Lower your arms and repeat.

 

Perform this partner arm workout 2-3 times for best results. Have fun and remember to tag your videos on Instagram with #TeamPumpUp so we can see them! Have a great sweaty sunday! Let us know if you performed this partner arm workout in the comments below!

 

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3 partner exercises that will get your heart pumping

3 partner exercises that will get your heart pumping

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If you're out of ideas for gym partner exercises, fret not. Let equipment inspire you! This gym partner workout is full of fast-paced moves that will elevate your heart rate while having fun with your workout partner. All you'll need for this is a resistance band, battle ropes, and a gym buddy!

Resistance Band Running

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Partner 1 holds both handles of a resistance band. Partner 2 will step into the loop, positioning herself or himself a few paces further away. Partner 1 drops down into a squat, anchoring the band while Partner 2 leans forward and sprints. Slowly and gradually decrease the speed of your stride when finished, easing up on the band when the runner has completely stopped.

How does this help you?

Resistance band running will help you to increase the agility of your sprints. You'll be almost as speedy as the road runner, and your lower body will have more power to drive you further and faster over longer and longer distances. The extra resistance will help you to improve your stride frequency, which will in turn enhance your performance in various sports and allow you cross the finish line faster during short-distance runs.

Battle rope skips

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Partner 1 harnesses the battle ropes to a stationary anchor, dropping down into a half-squat position. Make small waves with the ropes, alternating forearms to lift the ropes off the ground and engaging your core to add power to the movement. Once Partner 1 establishes a rhythm with the ropes, Partner 2 explodes upward and across the ropes, making sure to land softly. Jump back to starting position. Don't strain yourself during this workout.

How does this help you?

Battle ropes will help you to condition your arms, shoulders, and abs. Plus, you'll look and feel like a BOSS. Holding your lower body in a half squat throughout the exercise will actually allow your partner to jump over the ropes, and it'll help you strengthen your hamstrings, quads, and glutes. Not only will jumping elevate your heart rate and increase your agility, it also has long-term health benefits. Jumping has shown to build bone density, coordination, and prevent against common running injuries.

Partner decline sit-ups

Partner decline sit-ups from the PumpUp Blog (GIF)

If Partner 1 is strong enough, Partner 2 hooks legs around Partner 1, staying anchored at the knee. Your core is braced, legs slightly bent to lower your centre of gravity (this keeps you more stable). Partner 2 crunches up vertically.

How does this help you?

This is an advanced move. Use a bench to do a decline sit-up if you're a beginner. The decline sit-up will target the muscle responsible for hip flexion and spinal rotation.

The ultimate partner workout that will get your heart pumping with just 3 moves! Running with a resistance band, battle rope skipping, and decline sit-ups with a partner. Try this workout! Find out more on the PumpUp Blog

Enjoyed these partner exercises? Have ideas you'd like to show us? Tag your best workout videos featuring partner exercises with #TeamPumpUp on Instagram so that we can see what you've got! Thanks to PumpUp member @vania_cienfuegos07 and @its_anjela_baybee_19 for demonstrating these moves!