Partner Workout: Figure 8 Fitness Frenzy

The number 8 is a powerful one. A mirror image of itself, it literally means infinite. Many of us strive to see ourselves as infinitely strong and healthy. The truth is that every single one of us is supercharged with amazing ability beyond measure! You and a partner are going to work your way down the figure 8 workout, completing each task before moving on to the next. Take as little rest as possible and by the time you get to the 8th you’ll be worked into a fitness frenzy!

There are two ways your partner comes into play and it’s up to you to decide which route you’d like to go:

  • RACE! Find your competitive side and race to see who can complete the workout first! Also, the amount of rest you take in between each exercise task plays a major role.
  • SUPPORT! No competition necessary! Find a partner who will keep you motivated (and vice versa) as you tackle the toughness together.

Figure 8 Fitness Frenzy

1. Zany 8’s Burpees & Push-Ups
Do 8 burpees and then do 8 push-ups. Repeat 4 times.

2. Wall-Sit for 80 Seconds

3. Rest/Pause Stationary Lunges
Get in a stationary lunge position with whichever foot forward you’d like (you’ll be doing both sides). Follow the following timing format: Do 1 lunge, rest 1 second. Do 2 lunges, rest 2 seconds. Do 3 lunges, rest 3 seconds. Complete all the way up to “8” before switching legs.

4. Complete 88 Mountain Climbers
Each knee drive counts as one rep. I like to play Eye of the Tiger during this step. It’s motivating!

5. Tabata Arm Circles w/ Squats for Rest
Using tabata style timing (20 seconds of said exercise and 10 seconds of rest in between), you are going to alternate between forward arm circles and backwards arm circles. Instead of 10 seconds of rest however, you will be doing squats. Make sure your arm circles have your arms at full extension without locking your elbows, fingertips all the way out, circles at least 1 foot in circumference, and as FAST AS YOU CAN! Repeat 8 times.

6. Complete the Following Pyramid:

  • 8 Jump Squats
  • 16 Forearm Plank-to-Push-Ups (going from forearm plank to push-up position, then lowering yourself back to forearm plank to count for 1 rep)
  • 24 Jumping Jacks
  • 32 Full Range Flutter Kicks (legs covering as much range of motion as possible)

7. Hold a CUMULATIVE 80 Second Plank
If you drop your form, then pause the time. Have your partner keep track of your form!

8. Finish on 88 Jumps
Use a jump rope or do 88 pick-pockets.

Once you’re done, give yourself 8 loud and proud “AhhOOOO’s”!

*Note: This workout can be done without a partner, if you want.

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Josh is a massive weight loser. A journey that started when he was very young and battling depression, eating disorders, and bullies. His life’s mission is to always have an arm outstretched to those who are looking for a helping hand. He leads with the most important tools he has: heart and soul.