Exercise is Therapy.
Written by: Melanie Talastas-Soriano BA-Kin, CAT(C), ISSA-CPT
Athletic Therapist, Personal Trainer
Partner workout is one of the most requested article by our readers. I have written two other articles on working out with a partner and many are requesting for more exercises to do with their parents, friends, siblings and/or significant other. Since school is out and it’s summer time, this article will focus on basketball buddy workout that teammates, siblings, mom or dad can enjoy to enhance basketball skills at the same time get an effective core strengthening exercises. It’s the best time to work on your game. Let’s get started!
Ball push-ups > figure 8’s
One partner perform one exercise while the other perform a different exercise. Push-up can be completed for 10 repetitions passing the ball from one hand to the other, lowering with the ball on one hand while figure 8 is completed until the other is done the push-ups.
Ball pass > reverse lunge
Super simple workout with basketball chest pass. When you catch the ball, you would do reverse lunges, one repetition each leg, then pass to your partner that will do the same thing. Complete 10-12 passes in total.
Med ball ab twist
You can use a medicine ball for extra weight but a basketball is good too. Stand back to back and pass the ball waist level focusing on trunk rotation pivoting on one foot. For this exercise, you can use time. One way for 30 seconds, then 30 seconds for the opposite way.
Med ball diagonal pass
Similar exercise and timed but this exercise require you to reach up and reach down still focusing on your core as you twist up and down. 30 seconds one way and 30 seconds the other way. Be sure to switch starting lower or higher.
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