Two is Better than One: The Benefits of Doing Partner Workouts
Are you looking for a way to add more intensity and fun to your workout routine? If so, partner exercises may be the answer. Partner exercises are great for challenging yourself, pushing each other to reach new goals, and having someone there to motivate you. With partner workouts, two people can do double the work in half the time – it’s an efficient way of reaching your fitness goals faster! In this blog post we will explore some partner exercises that you can do with a friend, spouse or family member using a simple concept of “you-go-I go”. Read on to learn how partnering up during exercise can help you achieve success!
When it comes to partner exercises, the possibilities are endless! With a simple concept of “you-go-I go”, which is essentially having one person doing one exercise while the other person is doing another exercise, resting or assisting. Partner exercises can be tailored to fit any fitness level or goal. Some popular partner exercises include resistance band pulls and jumping jacks, low plank-ladder drills, banded chest press and fast feet, bear crawls and lunges, squat push laterals and knee slap mountain climbers. Getting started with partner workouts can be easy and fun! But, before you dive in, it’s important to make sure that you both have an understanding of the exercises and any necessary equipment that you may need. This will help ensure both parties are on the same page when it comes to the workout flow, safety and expectations. So with this being said, here's a list of five great partner exercises you can do with as little as one large looped resistance band, your body weight, and minimal space. 1. Bear crawls and lunges: Partner one will start by doing the bear crawl while Partner two will do alternating standing lunges.
2. Low plank-ladder drills: Partner one will start by doing a low plank while Partner two will high step in-between or over their partners legs.
3. Partner resistance banded pulls and jumping jacks: Partner one will start by pulling the band with both hands towards them while Partner two will be inside the looped band doing jumping jacks working to stabilize their core as partner one is pulling.
4. Partner resistance banded chest press and fast feet: Partner one will start by stepping into the band with both hands on the band pressing the band outward, as if doing a push-up while Partner two will be outside the looped band holding the band close to their body while moving their feet in and out and in place trying to stabilize their core as partner one is pushing out.
5. Squat push laterals and knee slap mountain climbers: Partner one will start by doing the squat-push laterals to a specific spot, similar to the bear crawl while Partner two is in a tall push-up position hitting opposite hand to opposite knee meeting in the middle and alternate side. It’s also important to remember that partner workouts should be enjoyable. Make sure to take breaks when needed, but also push each other a bit further so that you can reach those fitness goals faster! By partner up and challenging yourself with partner exercises, you'll find that it's easier than ever to stay on track and reach your fitness goals. Partner workouts are an efficient way of doing double the work in half the time. So, double the work in half the time and having someone there to to provide motivation. Bringing It All Together When Doing Partner Workouts When it comes to partner workouts-make the most out of your time together. Here are the three major takeaways when doing partner workouts. First, make sure both partners understand the exercises and any necessary equipment before getting started. This will help everyone stay safe during the workout and ensure that you’re both on the same page when it comes to expectations.
Second, set realistic goals for yourself and your partner. This will help you stay motivated and accountable when things get tough, like getting up in the morning to get the workout done.
Third, make sure to take breaks when needed and strive to push each other a bit further than you would if working out alone – this will help you reach those goals faster. (Side note, its important to know your partners limits, if you push them too far, you might be sleeping on the couch for the night). And above all...make sure to have fun working out together! So there you have it...Partner workouts are a great way to make time for fitness in our busy lives. With the “you-go-I go” concept, you and your partner can do double the work in half the time – making it an efficient way of reaching your goals faster! By using these exercises and quick tips, such as setting realistic goals and taking breaks when needed, working out with someone else will help keep you stay accountable and motivated while having fun at the same time. So why not give partner exercises a try? You may be surprised by how much more enjoyable exercising becomes when shared with someone else!