May 22, 2024

Buddy Up for Core

Fit Body:

Buddy Up for Core

Strengthen your core and have fun with your workout buddy with this dynamic exercise. The medicine ball pass will challenge your coordination, and your muscles. Grab a 2-4lb medicine ball or small stability ball. Stand back to back with your partner. Turn to your side and pass the ball to your partner. Continue passing the ball in one circular direction by rotating your torso for ten reps. Rest for 10-30 seconds, and then reverse the direction.


Ask A Pro by Tera Busker

Question: I want to workout with my spouse. What’s a workout we can do together? –Diane, Carlsbad California.

Answer: Working out with your spouse can be a fun way to spend time together and get a great workout all at the same time! First of all, find an activity that both you and your spouse will enjoy. Just because you like running on the treadmill, doesn’t mean that they will also find it entertaining. A great way to workout together is to do “partner exercises.” During partner exercises, you will challenge and encourage each other to do your best.
A few examples of partner exercises are:

Medicine Ball Squat Toss: Stand a few feet across from your partner. Toss the med ball to your partner. When they catch the ball, both of you squat at the same time. Repeat for 10-15 reps

Partner Pushup: Face each other in the pushup position. Do 1 pushup and when you are both in the “up” position of the pushup, reach towards your partner with opposite hands and high five each other. Repeat for 10-15 reps.

Horse and Plow Tow: Place a resistance band around your partner’s waist while you hold onto the handles. Have them face away from you and start running. They will be “towing” you as you follow behind them keeping resistance on the band. Once your partner had “towed” you for 50 feet, trade places. Try 4-6 sets of this exercise.

Mirror Exercises: Face your partner and have them pick an exercise for both of you to do together. Without them telling you what you are going to do, mirror their actions. This type of training keeps you “on your toes” and adds variety.

Tera Busker is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and owner of Fitness To Go, an exclusive In Home & Private Studio Personal Training Service based out of Roberts, WI.