Your Partner Bodyweight Workout
  • January 4, 2015
  • Hubs and I like to take over our building’s gym on occasion and do a partner workout. He likes to workout with me, he just doesn’t always know it. In our last bought, he referred to me as “drill sergeant.”

    Hubs and I used a treadmill, some weights and a pull-up bar for our last partner workout, but you might not have all of that stuff at-the-ready, so this bodyweight version can help you get the same partner effect no matter where you are.

    For this workout, you’ll be in an isometric hold (a wall sit or a plank) while your partner completes 10 reps of four different exercises. When your partner completes the four exercises, you’ll switch places. You’ll do each – the isomeric hold and the 4 exercises – three times. Then you have a second set to get to which follows the same pattern. Sounds like fun to me.

    Here’s your workout:

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    Forearm plank: keep your elbows under your shoulders and hold a plank with your shoulders, hips and heels in a straight line.

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    Push-up: On your toes or your knees, lower down and push back up.

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    Variation: on your knees.

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    Lunges or Lunge jumps: Step into a lunge, back to standing and then into a lunge on the other side.

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    Plank jacks: Holding a plank, jump your feet out and in

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    Butterfly sit-ups:  With your legs in a butterfly position, start laying and sit all the way up to touch your toes.

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    Wall sit: sit low in a chair position and hold that position. Hubs told me not to look so mean. This face is what happened.

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    (Disclaimer: This workout is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor is it a replacement for seeking medical treatment or professional nutrition advice. Do not start any nutrition or physical activity program without first consulting your physician.)

    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. She's also the co-founder and head of strategy of the SweatWorking App. But before starting health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the first decade of her career, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness and SweatWorking was the natural evolution of that experience. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, hosting aSweatLife’s monthly #Sweatworking events, and - on the rare evening off - you may find her using her Personal Training certification to coach group fitness classes across Chicago.