Wednesday, December 30, 2015

CHALLENGE #9: Partner Workout

Patrick is here this week, and since we're in between programs, we've been improvising; finding quick workouts to do in the middle of packing, work, and spending holiday time with the fam. We came up with a method a few days ago that worked really well, and helped us encourage one another to push harder.

Basically, we choose a workout to do together... something simple, 15-30 minutes and which necessitates little or no equipment, so it's doable in our mess of an apartment. One person begins with the first exercise in the workout, and the other starts doing burpees. When all reps of the exercise are done, we switch places and the burpee-doer does the exercise and vice versa. This creates a HIIT workout for both partners! Not to mention, the burpees get really hard, so motivating your partner to work hard and fast, is in your best interest.

In the video below we used the Stability Ball Challenge I posted a few weeks ago as the groundwork for the workout:

Try this...

Warm Up: 

1:00 Jumping Jacks
:30 High Knees
:30 Butt Kicks
3:00 Yoga Flow

Workout: (alternate with partner, burpees in between exercise)

Squat & Press (20 reps)
Raised Leg Sit-Ups (20 reps)
Jump Squats (12 reps)
Spiderman Push-Ups (12 reps)
Mountain Climbers (20 reps)
Triceps Dips (20 reps)
Lunges (15 reps each leg)
Straight Leg Raises (15 reps)
X Jumps (20 reps)
Commandos (10 reps each side)

Cool Down:

Yoga Flow... or better yet, partnered yoga flow.

Feel free to use this method with any workout routine your are comfortable with! Enjoy!

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