This Buddy Workout Gets You Fit All Over

Buddy up! Grab a pal and give this exclusive routine, created by Tone It Up gals Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott, a shot. Perform the exercises in order, as instructed, resting as little as possible between moves. Complete up to three total rounds.

Partner pushups
Kagan McLeod


Sculpt your triceps, shoulders, and chest!

How to: Begin in a pushup position with your hands shoulder-width apart. Keeping your back flat and core engaged, bend your elbows to lower your body toward the floor. As you straighten your arms, use your right hand to low-five your partner’s right hand. Return both hands to the floor in the starting position and repeat the movement, alternating hands each time. Do 5 reps on each side, 10 reps total.

Related: ​The 5-Minute Workout That Will Rev Your Metabolism

Lower ab lift
Kagan McLeod


Strengthen your lower abs with this move.

How to: Lie faceup on the floor with your partner standing behind you, then reach above your head to grab her ankles. Start to lift your legs, ankles together and core engaged. When you reach the top of your leg lift, raise your lower back off the floor. Slowly lower your legs down and repeat. Do 15 reps, then trade positions.

Jump squat
Kagan McLeod


Tone your booty and fire up your metabolism.

How to: Stand facing your partner, arms at your sides. Sit back into a squat while she does the same and then jump up in the air as high as you can. At the height of your jump, high-five your partner with both hands before landing softly into a deep squat. Do 15 reps.

Related: ​These Are The 4 Best Leg Exercises For People Who Want To See Serious Results

Oblique twist with dumbbell
Kagan McLeod


Trim your waistline like a champ.

How to: Stand back to back with your partner, one of you holding a heavy dumbbell with both hands. With your core engaged, twist your upper body toward your partner as she twists toward you, and hand off the dumbbell to your partner. Now twist to the other side and grab the dumbbell from her. Complete 15 reps, then switch directions and repeat.

Related: This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science

Bridge booty lift
Kagan McLeod


Build up your butt, hammies, and quads with your BFF.

How to: Begin with both partners lying with legs bent, feet together. Pressing against your partner’s feet, raise your hips and squeeze your glutes until your body makes a straight line from shoulders to knees. Slowly lower back to start. Do 15 reps.

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