SPRINGFIELD, Mo On today's Fit Life segment, David Poland from Extreme Fitness shows KY3's Paul Adler two good abdominal workouts you can do with a partner.
Here's how David describes the workout:
The first workout hits the upper abs. One partner lays on his back on the floor, ready to do sit ups. The other partner is standing and has a weighted medicine ball (start with a 2-to-4 pound ball and work up to a heavier ball as you are able). The partner standing with the ball is standing by his partner's feet and steps on his partner's feet or toes to offer stability and support during the sit ups. As the partner doing sit ups elevates himself from the floor, the standing partner throws the ball overhead for the partner doing sit ups to catch. The partner doing sit ups then throws the ball back to the standing partner and returns to do another sit up.
Attempt 3 sets of 10 to 20 reps for a good workout. Then, switch positions so the standing partner now gets the workout.
The second workout works the lower back and lower abs. One partner lays on his back, ready to do leg raises. The other partner straddles their partner near their head so that the partner doing the leg raises can hold on to your ankles for support. As the partner doing the leg workout raises their legs up straight, the standing partner throws their legs back down, each time aiming their legs in different directions to increase the difficulty of the workout.
The partner doing the leg raises has to fight the resistance and keep his legs from touching the ground.
Again, attempt 3 sets of 10-to-20 reps for a good workout. Then, switch positions so the standing partner now gets the workout.