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Your heart needs to be challenged to keep working efficiently. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends at least 150 minutes – that’s about 22 minutes a day – of moderate to vigorous cardiovascular exercise each week to help maintain good heart health.
Although working out independently can be rewarding, having a buddy by your side can further evoke motivation, accountability and fun! So grab a friend, family member or loved one and try this heart-pumping workout!
Complete the exercise circuits in order 2-3 times, then finish off with a good stretch.
Partner Circuit 1 - Minute Med Ball Madness
Circuit 1 – Minute Med Ball Madness
Perform each for 1 minute in order, then move on to Circuit 2.
A. Lateral pass
B. Squat with chest pass
C. Lateral pass (other side)
Partner Circuit 2 - Up, Down and All Around
Circuit 2 – Up, Down and All Around
Perform each for 45 seconds in order, then move on to Circuit 3.
A. Burpees (you) and jumping jacks (partner)…then switch
B. Push-ups (you) and alternating lunges (partner)…then switch
C. Jump squat (you) and lateral shuffles (partner)…then switch
Partner Circuit 3 - Total Core
Circuit 3 – Total Core
Perform each for 30 seconds in order, then recover for 2-3 minutes before beginning all 3 circuits again.
A1. One-arm pull plank (R arms)
B1. Starburst side plank (option shown on forearm with knee down)
C1. Legs around the world (you)
A2. One-arm pull plank (L arms)
B2. Starburst side plank (other side)
C2. Legs around the world (partner)
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