Partner workouts

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With the holidays almost over, it’s time to get back into gear with the ol’ exercise program…so I’d like to take this opportunity to suggest one of the most important ingredients necessary for long-term success: get a workout partner. A workout partner will increase your chances of success exponentially!

Adding a partner to your workout adds a whole new level of intensity and accountability to your exercise regimen. Finding the right workout partner is key. Here are a few things to look for:

1. First and foremost, make sure that their goals are the same as yours. If your goal is weight loss and their goal is muscle gain, your workouts will be completely different! Make sure that you’re both on the same page, so that you can work out together!

2. Find a partner with a similar fitness level. You should be able to challenge each other without holding back.

3. Select a partner with a positive and motivating attitude. (oh and by the way, you should have a positive and motivating attitude too). Remember, this is a journey toward a happy and healthy life, not a daily obligation that you ‘have to do’. Choose this because you want to be happy and healthy, and choose a partner who feels the same way!!

Adding a partner also adds a whole new dimension to your exercise options. Here are a ton of exercises that you can incorporate into your program, put together into some fun partner workouts:

Partner Workout 1
Wheelbarrow Squats
Crab Dips
Hamstring Push Ups
Partner Back Lunges
Partner Cowboy Situps

Beginner Level -- perform 3 sets of 15 repetitions each exercise
Intermediate Level -- perform 3 sets of 25 repetitions each exercise
Advanced Level -- perform 3 sets of 35 repetitions each exercise

Partner Workout 2
Helping Hands
Throw Downs
Partner Push-Ups
Swing Up to Standing

Beginner Level -- perform 3 sets of 15 repetitions each exercise
Intermediate Level -- perform 3 sets of 25 repetitions each exercise
Advanced Level -- perform 3 sets of 35 repetitions each exercise