Whether you have fitness goals to reach or just enjoy staying active, having a workout partner can make working out way more fun and push you to work your hardest. Other benefits of having a workout partner include having someone to hold you accountable, spot you, and check your form.
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day — or Galentine’s Day! — than with these partner workouts at home?
Squat & Twist
Our first few exercises are partner ab workouts that you can do from home.
Start by squatting facing away from your partner, with one person holding a weight. Your backs should just about touch when you reach the bottom of your squat. Return to standing, then twist and pass the weight to your partner.
Do 20 reps and repeat.
Squat & Press
This partner ab workout starts the same as the squat & twist. Once you reach the bottom of your squat, instead of twisting to pass the weight, pass it through your legs to your partner.
Your partner then passes it over their head, back to you. Do 20 reps, then switch.
Squat & Wheelbarrow
For this exercise, one partner is in a push-up position and the other partner grabs their ankles. From there, the bottom partner does a push-up, after which the standing partner does a squat.
Take your home partner workout to the next level!
Add a foam yoga wedge to your squats to increase the difficulty. Start with the wedge slanting down toward your heels. Once you’re comfortable, you can rotate and try with the wedge slanting down toward your toes.
If you’re looking for a more challenging workout than your partner, you can add foam wedges and they can stick to the basics. Always start slow and ramp up until you find your level of comfortability.We’re constantly rolling out additional tutorials, helpful tips, and other resources to help you get the most out of your StrongTek products. Please subscribe to our newsletter to get our most recent articles delivered straight to your inbox. As a bonus, subscribers will receive exclusive offers and inside information about upcoming products.