7 Exercises To Do With a Friend
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

7 Exercises To Do With a Friend

One of the biggest motivators to workout is having someone to do it with

2230
7 Exercises To Do With a Friend

We all experience the dread of working out. Even if you do it everyday, there are still some days where you simply cannot find the motivation to get your body moving. One of the best ways to find that motivation however, is through a friend!

I am not an athletic trainer and did not come up with these exercises. This is simply a list of common and fun exercises to be done with a partner!


1. The Booty Bridge

Lay down with approximately a foot of space between you and your friend (not counting your legs).

Raise your legs, bringing the bottom of your feet together with your friend's.

Engaging your core, slowly lift your hips towards the sky at the same time as your friend.

Slowly come back down.

Repeat!

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F10%2F30%2F6361345582611822431457808749_gallery-1454364356-booty-bridge.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=150&h=5875d88d474a2afb660787af983de882f0567f3fc82003c2b9d57088aa0674f5&size=980x&c=1503644146 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F10%252F30%252F6361345582611822431457808749_gallery-1454364356-booty-bridge.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D150%26h%3D5875d88d474a2afb660787af983de882f0567f3fc82003c2b9d57088aa0674f5%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1503644146%22%7D" expand=1]


2. Back-to-Back Squats

Stand with your backs pressed against each other.

Slowly start to squat at the same pace and time as your friend. Squat until your thighs are at a 90 degree angle with your legs.

Hold for 20-30 seconds.

Stand back up at the same pace that you squatted down.

Repeat!

P.S. make sure your knees never bend over the tops of your feet!


3. Wheelbarrow Push-Up

Friend 1 starts in a high-plank position with arms straight while Friend 2 starts by standing at Friend 1's feet and lifting them so that you both are in a "Wheelbarrow" position.

Friend 1 lowers into a push-up. At the same time, Friend 2 lowers into a squat.

Slowly come back up.

Repeat!

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F10%2F30%2F6361345623315862121120846246_WHEELBARROW-PUSHUP-WITH-SQUAT.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=78&h=7fb87b2217bffdfb9f9bb3a86b4f6f0c66e03d3acb0e519d886a55fb3ee09eb6&size=980x&c=799911117 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F10%252F30%252F6361345623315862121120846246_WHEELBARROW-PUSHUP-WITH-SQUAT.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D78%26h%3D7fb87b2217bffdfb9f9bb3a86b4f6f0c66e03d3acb0e519d886a55fb3ee09eb6%26size%3D980x%26c%3D799911117%22%7D" expand=1]


4. Plank Patty Cake

Facing your friend, both of you get into a high-plank position with your arms straight.

In this position, play patty cake with your friend by slapping your right hand with their left, and then your left hand with their right (opposites).

Continue for 30 seconds.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F10%2F30%2F6361345642679571461938177224_REACH-AND-TOUCH-HIGH-PLANK.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=858&h=559b4118334037867d55736f0609f95610b89fe96d9ee39edc7369b42fb64d12&size=980x&c=164529798 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F10%252F30%252F6361345642679571461938177224_REACH-AND-TOUCH-HIGH-PLANK.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D858%26h%3D559b4118334037867d55736f0609f95610b89fe96d9ee39edc7369b42fb64d12%26size%3D980x%26c%3D164529798%22%7D" expand=1]


5. High 5 Push-Ups

This exercise is very similar to the Plank Patty Cake, just with a push-up!

Facing your friend, both of you get into high-plank position.

Lower into a push-up.

Rise from the push-up.

High-5 your friend.

Repeat!

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F10%2F30%2F6361345667295095161523232357_3ed04e1e-c4de-4f73-83ff-1923fa6e56bd.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=141&h=9671c8dae11ea76bce9e62d63d91ac4bf313f358f48368b4ffaa72452326aadf&size=980x&c=1345981580 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F10%252F30%252F6361345667295095161523232357_3ed04e1e-c4de-4f73-83ff-1923fa6e56bd.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D141%26h%3D9671c8dae11ea76bce9e62d63d91ac4bf313f358f48368b4ffaa72452326aadf%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1345981580%22%7D" expand=1]


6. Single Leg Medicine Ball Toss

Standing next to your friend facing the same direction, both of you lift your outside leg.

One of you hold a medicine ball slightly away from your body at belly button level.

With the medicine ball in hand, rotate your body completely away from your friend.

Rotate back to the original position and hand the medicine ball to your friend.

Your friend completes the same step.

Repeat!

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F10%2F30%2F636134567508439440-1969664902_28c8dc04-100b-456c-b2b3-dfab087cc0ac.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=997&h=e847c91f132237eff55f5881172a619df42ad1e89257d046ab495a63fc1f88df&size=980x&c=1911772232 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F10%252F30%252F636134567508439440-1969664902_28c8dc04-100b-456c-b2b3-dfab087cc0ac.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D997%26h%3De847c91f132237eff55f5881172a619df42ad1e89257d046ab495a63fc1f88df%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1911772232%22%7D" expand=1]


7. Leg Lift and Throws

Friend 1 lays on the ground while Friend 2 stands at Friend 1's head. Friend 1's head should be on top of Friend 2's feet.

Friend 1 raises their legs (keeping them straight at all times) until they are perpendicular (at 90 degrees) from the ground.

Friend 2 grabs Friend 1's feet and throws them back towards the ground.

Friend 1 stops their feet approximately 2 inches before they would have hit the ground.

Repeat!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

Ford Cars That We Love

There's a good chance we've all driven a Ford or spent a lot of time at Ford, but what are some of the best cars they've ever made?

5154
Ford Cars That We Love
Photo by Jessy Smith on Unsplash

There are arguably few bigger automakers than Ford. They are a company that shaped the auto industry as we know it today and with a solid reputation in the industry, our wide range of Ford leases has always been a popular choice among drivers.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Prose: One Call

What if you had one call, but you could not say anything other than what you were told to say? In this short excerpt, Bethany finds herself at odds with her jailers and with the one she was told to call, the one she loves. What would you do when the conversation takes a turn off script?

5312
Prose: One Call
https://unsplash.com/s/photos/jail

With each incessant numbing ring of the phone call, I could feel the betrayal coiling around me like the phone line, squeezing me tighter.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

'Hotel Transylvania: Transformania' Film Review

Solid animation can't raise the newest entry in Sony's colorful monster series beyond the basics

68257
'Hotel Transylvania: Transformania' Film Review
Photo Credit: Amazon Prime Video – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6suJohjIvfo

I take a slight issue with the idea that Adam Sandler didn’t have a good dramatic role until ‘Uncut Gems,’ what about ‘Hotel Transylvania’ (he says semi-seriously)?’

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

4 Common Reasons Couples Get Divorced

Are some people just not meant to be together? Is there any way to prevent an impending divorce?

91400
4 Common Reasons Couples Get Divorced

We've all heard the statistics. Roughly 50% of married couples eventually end up divorced. This can lead to complications, problems with your children, financial issues, and no small amount of negative emotions.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

​Pets are Good for the Soul

Millions of Americans have found comfort in pet ownership. The media has been awash with stories about a surge in pet ownership, as Americans have taken advantage of the ability of pets to improve emotional well-being.

84614
Good for the Soul
Pets are Good for the Soul

America is going through a mental health crisis. This crisis predates the global pandemic, but has in many ways been dramatically exacerbated by it. In 2019, 19.86% of adults, or 50 million Americans, reported suffering from a mental illness. The emotional toll of the pandemic has been heavy, with over half of U.S. adults saying that they have experienced stress and worry related to Covid-19. Anxieties over work, uncertainty about the future and other triggers have intensified the mental health crisis. Millions of Americans have found comfort in pet ownership. The media has been awash with stories about a surge in pet ownership, as Americans have taken advantage of the ability of pets to improve emotional well-being.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments