Partner 1: Squat Hold
Hold the middle of the resistance band in both hands, a few inches inches between each hand, leaving the handles for your partner.
Stand with feet at hip or shoulder width (the exact position will depend on flexibility). Keeping the core engaged and the chest high, add a slight bend in the knees. Next, sit back into your heels sending your hips and butt back and down, keeping the knees from extending over the toes. While the butt sinks your chest and shoulders remain tall.
Instead of standing back up, sink into that squat and hold it. Keep all of the weight in your heels, while driving the knees and hips open. Be sure to maintain and upright body position with your chest up, shoulders back and down, and core engaged.
Partner 2: Squat and Row
Hold the handles with your arms extended in front of you as you sit back into a squat position. As you stand up, pull your elbows back and squeeze your shoulder blades together. Return to the starting position.
Complete 20 repetitions and switch positions.
Muscles used: Glutes, quads, back.
20 repetitions x 5 sets
This workout is designed as a circuit to increase your muscle and cardiovascular endurance. It is a full body workout using a resistance band, a bench (or tree) and a partner (or tree). Each partner is to complete one set of each exercise and move directly into the next exercise. Complete 5 sets total, resting about one minute in between sets.