medicine ball partner workout

Whitney Wells created this fun medicine ball workout to do with a workout partner! Try to use a weight that works for both of you and, if you have options available, don’t be afraid to switch out weights between exercises. For this particular workout, an 8-10 pound medicine ball worked perfectly for us.

Did you catch the Facebook Live we did on this workout? Check it out here!

 alternating lunge medicine ball toss

Med Ball Toss

Stand 8-10 feet across from your partner.  The person with the medicine ball will step forward in a lunge with their right leg and toss the ball to their partner at the same time.  When they are done passing the ball they return to starting position.  When you catch the ball, you will step forward with the right foot and do the same exercise.  Continue doing this for 10-15 reps per side.

 

double tap medicine ball burpee

Double Tap

Stand in front of your partner with the medicine ball on the ground in the middle of you and your partner.  Both you and your partner will tap the ball with your left foot then right foot.  Continue to do this for 1-3 minutes.

For more of a challenge:

Add in a burpee after doing the double tap.  For the burpee, you will come down onto the ground in a plank-like position, with your elbows tucked close to the body.  Bring the legs back in as you stand (or jump) back to the starting position.

 

side angle pass

Side Angle Pass

Stand back to back with your partner.  The person who has the medicine ball will lift it up towards the right, and then bring it down across the body towards the lower left knee.  As the ball comes across the body pivot the right leg towards the way the ball is going.  Pass the ball to your partner when you get to the left side of your body.  Continue doing this for 10-15 reps per side.

Add a Press

Before starting the side angle pass start with the medicine ball in front of your chest.  Push the ball out in front of you and bring it back in.  Continue on doing the Side Angle Pass.

 

plank ball roll

Plank Ball Roll

Stand in front of your partner, and position yourself into a plank.  One of you will have the medicine ball under one of your hands.  Roll the ball to the opposite hand, then back to the hand closest to your partner.  Roll the ball to your partner and continue in the plank position.  Wait for your partner to roll you the ball back.  Continue for 10-15 repetitions.

 

side plank with a tap

Side Plank with a Tap

You and your partner will position yourselves so that you are in side planks.  Your heads should be coming towards one another, and you should be in one straight line.  One of you will have the medicine ball in front of you.  The person with the medicine ball will slightly rotate while they bring their hand down to tap the ball and bring it straight up again.  Do this twice and then roll the ball to your partner.  Continue this exercise for 10-15 repetitions.

 

crunch toss

Crunch Toss

Sit on the ground across from your partner.  The person with the ball will slowly lower down to the ground and then return to starting position.  After you get back to starting position toss the ball to your partner who will then do the same exercise.  Continue to do this for 1-3 minutes.

For more of a challenge:

Keep your feet lifted off the ground, but be sure that your back is stabilized and protected throughout the entire exercise.

 

russian twist

Russian Twist

Sit side by side with your partner.  One of you will start with the ball and twist to the outside away from your partner.  Come back to the middle and then twist towards your partner.  When you get to your partner pass the ball to them. Continue to do this for 1-3 minutes.

For more of a challenge:

Keep your feet lifted off the ground, but be sure that your back is stabilized and protected throughout the entire exercise.  Additionally, you can add a press.  When you return to the middle with the ball push it above your head and then bring it back down and pass it to your partner.

 

 

 



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