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Partner Training with Medicine Ball

Category : Exercise

Partner training with a friend or family member is a great way to add fun to your fitness routine AND save money too!

This week’s featured partners: Joanne & Ed

Stand sideways to your partner. Swing the the ball up and away from your partner; then swing it across your body and throw it to your partner. This exercise will increase core strength and reaction time.
 

Check out our video of the week!

 

Partner training keeps them motivated!

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Pumpkin Workout

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The Pumpkin Workout is designed to help you burn off any extra calories you happen to eat on Halloween.
 
Grab a pumpkin and let’s get going!
 
Exercise #1: Pumpkin swings
 
Exercise #2: Step back lunge with a pumpkin twist
 
Exercise #3: Side-to-side lunge with a pumpkin curl
 
Exercise #4: Sumo squat with pumpkin up & over
 
Every time your eat a piece of candy do this workout & have fun!
 
P.S. The pumpkin I used for this video weighed 7 1/2 pounds and it was plenty heavy. If you can’t find a pumpkin that’s the right weight for you it’s OK to use a med ball or a hand weight instead.
 

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Partner Training Medicine Ball Exercise #4: Golf Swing and toss

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This Medicine Ball Exercise is great for your core strength (especially obliques) and lower body (gluteus medius).

Swing the ball away from your partner (as shown) then as you swing it toward your partner toss and it  to them.

Try 10 repetitions, then turn around and do it again on the other side so that you get to toss the ball in both directions.

Tips to keep in mind:

Throw ball low (think:  line drive) DON’T lob it in a high arc.

Throw ball slightly in front of your partner so that they can catch it and swing through in one smooth motion.

Use your whole body turning your hips toward your partner to propel the ball…that way it isn’t just an arm exercise.

Do you need a med ball for home?

We recommend Perform Better for home fitness equipment

At XO Fitness, we offer partner training. It’s fun and more economical than training on your own. If you are interested in working out with a loved one or a friend, contact us for details! 920-339-0630

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Partner Training Medicine Ball Exercise #3: Balance & Optional Lunge

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These Medicine Ball Exercise are great for your balance, core strength and lower body (if you add the lunge back).

First try balancing on one foot and playing catch with you partner. The more you engage your core the better your balance with be, so stay focused!

Once you master balancing on one foot, try adding in the step back lunge to increase the intensity level and strengthen your lower body.

 

 Do you need a med ball for home? We recommend Perform Better

At XO Fitness, we offer partner training. It’s fun and more economical than training on your own. If you are interested in working out with a loved one or a friend, contact us for details! 920-339-0630

 

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Partner Training Medicine Ball Exercise #2: Squat and Toss

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This exercise is so fun you’ll forget that you are squatting (ok, maybe not), but it’s more fun than squatting alone!

 

Be sure that you have adequate ceiling clearance!!

Do you need a med ball for home? We recommend Perform Better

At XO Fitness, we offer partner training. It’s fun and more economical than training on your own. If you are interested in working out with a loved one or a friend, contact us for details! 920-339-0630

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Partner Training Medicine Ball Exercise #1: Twist/Over & Under

Category : Exercise

Exercising with a partner isn’t for everyone, but for many it can definitely make it more fun!

Here are two great med ball exercises you can do with a friend:

  • Med Ball Twist
  • Med Ball Over & Under

 

At XO Fitness, we offer partner training. It’s fun and more economical than training on your own. If you are interested in working out with a loved one or a friend, contact us for details! 920-339-0630

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