Beat Fitness Boredom: 4 Partner Exercises

Do you get tired of working out by yourself? If you need a little motivation, but can't afford a personal trainer, then recruit a friend. Partner training makes working out fun and is a great way to help push past a plateau. Plus, you get to spend more time with your friend or loved one.

First, tell each other your goals. Then create a plan. Here are four partner exercises to help you beat fitness boredom.

4 Partner Exercises

1. Explosive Medicine Ball Sit Up and Toss

  • Partner 1: Sit on the ground with knees bent.
  • Partner 2: Stand a foot from you partner's feet.
  • Partner 2: Throw the ball from the chest to your partner.
  • Partner 1: Catch the ball, roll back to the ground, do a sit up, and then throw the ball back to your partner.
  • Repeat quickly.
  • Do 15 to 20 reps and then switch places.
  • Do 2 to 4 sets.

More: 15-Minute Medicine Ball Workout

2. Explosive Medicine Ball Russian Twist and Throw—Oblique Toss

  • Partner 1 and 2: Stand side to side a few feet from each other.
  • Partner 1: Hold the ball with both hands, extend your arms out in front of you, twist to the opposite side of your partner, and then throw the ball to your partner.
  • Partner 2: Catch the ball, extend arms in front of you, twist to the opposite side, and then throw the ball to your partner.
  • Remember to keep the core tight.
  • Repeat 15 to 20 reps.
  • Do 2 to 4 sets.

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3. Medicine Ball Tricep Overhead Throw

  • Partner 1 and 2: Facing each other, stand a few feet apart.
  • Partner 1: Hold the medicine ball with both hands behind your head and bend your elbows.
  • Partner 1: Throw the ball.
  • Partner 2: Catch the ball, bring the ball overhead, bend the elbows, and throw back.
  • Repeat 15 to 20 times.
  • Do 2 to 4 sets.

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4. Squat and Medicine Ball Chest Toss

  • Partner 1 and 2: Facing each other, stand a few feet from each other.
  • Partner 1: Place the medicine ball between your feet.
  • Partner 1: Squat, pick up the medicine ball, stand tall, and throw the ball to your partner from the chest.
  • Partner 2: Catch the ball, drop it in front of you, squat, pick up the ball, stand tall, and throw it back to your partner.  
  • Repeat 15 to 20 times.
  • Do 2 to 4 sets.

More: Core Workout for Partners

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About the Author

Leila Harper

Leila holds a B.S. in Public Health, is a certified ACE personal trainer and C.H.E.K. exercise coach. She continues to further her studies with the C.H.E.K institute as well as her nutritional knowledge with various holistic nutritional programs. Harper helps clients from many walks of life achieve healthier lifestyles through exercise and nutrition programs.

Leila holds a B.S. in Public Health, is a certified ACE personal trainer and C.H.E.K. exercise coach. She continues to further her studies with the C.H.E.K institute as well as her nutritional knowledge with various holistic nutritional programs. Harper helps clients from many walks of life achieve healthier lifestyles through exercise and nutrition programs.

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