In modern culture where exercise seems to work synonymously with social media, it is impossible to scroll through your Instagram feed without seeing at least one #FitnessCouple. A rare breed, these #FitnessCouples are taking over social media by showcasing their tight bodies, and undying love for themselves and their ellipticals.
With your bestie by your side, It is time to replace the #FitnessCouples with #FitnessFriends and take the gym and (selfie scene) by storm. Dressed in all Titika, you are now ready to head over to the free weight floor and get exercising. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of 3 duo based exercises to keep your blood pumping and the laughs coming.
- Back to Back Russian Twist - Stand back-to-back and drop into a low squat so your thighs are parallel to floor. Hold this position throughout the exercise. Partner A holds the medicine ball at their chest and rotating from the upper torso, hands the ball to Partner B over their left side. Partner B should rotate right to take the ball and then quickly pass it over left side, so Partner A can accept the ball once again at his right side. Repeat for 8 to 12 reps in one direction, then change directions.
- Plank Hold and Jump - Partner A holds a forearm plank throughout this move. Begin in a forearm plank with shoulders directly above elbows, hands parallel (or clasped to make it easier). Keep core tight, back straight, and hips level. Feet can be a few inches apart. B will stand at A's feet and, using both feet, jump laterally over A's ankles (to the right). Land lightly on toes and immediately jump back (to the left) as quickly as possible. Repeat for 30 seconds, then switch roles.
- Press and Row - Hold the handles of two resistance bands at chest height (partner 1's hands on either side of her chest, partner 2's arms straight) and stand facing the same direction, partner 1 in front of partner 2. Move apart until the bands are taut. In one motion, partner 1 steps one leg forward and pushes the handles out, rotating her palms toward the floor, while partner 2 rows the handles toward her chest. Reverse the movement to return to start. That's one rep. Switch positions each set.