Feeling tired after work and tempted to ditch the gym? You would probably give this a second thought if you had a gym partner to cancel on. Besides keeping you motivated to hit the gym, a workout partner, also called a gym buddy, can challenge you with some friendly competition. And if your goal is to build a strong core and flaunt a pack of abs, then you have all the more reason to find an exercise partner, because there are some abs workouts that could give phenomenal results when done with a fellow fitness enthusiast!
Here we have five such abs exercises put together for you-
High Five Crunches
• Both of you lie on your back with knees bent and feet together, touching your partners feet.
• Crunch up, high five your partner and roll down in a slow and controlled manner. Ensure that you fully engage your core when performing this exercise; both while coming up and when going down.
• 3 sets of 15-15 reps.
Squat And Jump
You need a resistance band for this exercise.
• Face your partner and hold onto the ends of the resistance band.
• Stand far enough to create some tension in the band.
• Both partners need to lower down into a squat position, in order to jump as high as possible.
• The jump should be followed by a careful landing, back into the squat position
• Keep going in coordination without losing posture.
• 3 sets with 8-10 reps.
Overhead Pass Abs Workout
• Stand back-to-back, one partner holds the medicine ball and passes it over their head to the other partner.
• Both partners squat, and the person with the ball rolls it in between his or her legs for the other to grab it and repeat the cycle.
• Remember to pull your abs in when you bend down and stretch up.
• Don't lose posture or get too comfortable.
• 2-3 sets for the start with 10-12 reps.
• One partner gets into the regular push-up position, while the other grabs their feet.
• The partner doing the push-ups needs to tighten their core in order to do as many rounds as possible. The other partner, i.e. the standing partner, will do a squat for every downward motion.
• Focus on your posture and balance when doing the exercise and keep your core tight.
• 3-4 sets each with 12-15 reps.
High Five Planks
• Both partners get into a plank position facing each other.
• Give alternate high fives with your right and left hands while maintaining a strong plank position.
• This exercise can be performed by holding the plank on your forearms or your hands.
• Start with 1 min, clapping every 5 seconds.