A partner workout allows you to take care of your health, while enjoying the company of your loved ones. If you have difficulty motivating yourself to work out, you should seriously consider working out with a partner. A partner workout will motivate you to keep up with your workout schedule. In addition, a partner workout session is more fun than a solo workout, especially when both partners are competitive in nature.
With a partner workout, you challenge your training partner to do better than average. Both of you hold each other accountable, and you work through the difficult exercise routines together. If you and your workout partner are on the same fitness level, a partner workout can be a lot of fun, because you do not feel overwhelmed or underwhelmed by your partner’s fitness abilities. In this case, both of you go through the same pains, and the same excitements.
If you are more advanced than your partner, you should make it a duty to train your workout partner to become as great as you are. This sense of duty gives you an extra level of motivation to exercise. Your less advanced workout partner also finds it very comforting that she can challenge herself with someone who is more seasoned.
Back when I was in college, I had several workout partners. This allowed me to always have someone available, with whom to work out, in case someone else was too busy that day. Make a list of few people that you can trust with your partner workout sessions, and have a discussion with them about what you are planning. Let them each know that the partner workout will benefit both of you equally, and will allow both of you to reach your weight loss goals quicker.
When choosing your workout partner, make sure he, or she will be a source of motivation rather than a drag. Always pick someone who has a similar daily schedule as yours. This will assure that both of you are available almost at the same time every day, for the partner workout.
Partner Workout – Clap Pushups
A great partner workout you can get started with, is the clap pushups routine. For this exercise, each of you will face each other, in pushups position. If you are new to pushups, feel free to rest your knees on the floor. Your palms are on the floor, your arms are extended vertically, and your back is straight.
Begin the pushup by lowering yourselves at the same time, and looking straight up in each your partner’s eyes. On the way up, extend one arm, and tap your partner’s opened hand. This is one clap. Do about 10 pushups and 10 claps, and then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat the same clap pushups exercise again nine more times, for a grand total of 10 times. This is an excellent partner workout.
Good Luck, and always remember: Exercising is not an option; it’s a necessity!