Partner workouts are great. Having a partner allows you to include unique training formats that aren’t necessarily an option without your sidekick around. This Valentine’s Day the Fuse training team wanted to give you a great workout to share with that special someone.

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The training format that we’ve decided to use is “I Go – You Go”. This is one of our favorite formats when we’re training in pairs of two at Fuse. For those who are not familiar with the “I Go – You Go” format, it basically means partner #1 is performing the given exercise and reps while partner #2 is resting. This format works great since it allows the partners to push each other while they’re enjoying a brief rest.

In addition to the I Go – You Go format, we’re also going to use ladders for our reps. For those who are not familiar with rep ladders, this means we’ll start with a given number of reps, say 5, and work down to 4 then 3,2,1. Ladders are great because they offer another built in recovery/rest time which is crucial if you plan on having excellent form.

Okay, here’s a 3 exercise partner workout that only requires a partner, your own body weight and about 20-30 minutes. As always, modify as needed based on your current fitness level.

Round #1

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I Go – You Go Format

Body Weight Squats 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 for 2 Rounds

Here’s how it looks…

Partner 1 performs 10 squats, after partner 1 reaches 10 reps they rest while the other partner performs 10 squats. This format continues as you both remove 1 rep every round. For those who won’t be challenged by a body weight squat, simply add a jump squat, if it’s still easy, you’re not jumping high enough:)

Round #2

I Go – You Go Format

Push Ups 5,4,3,2,1 for 2 Rounds

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Here’s how it looks…

Partner 1 performs 5 SLOW and controlled push ups, after partner 1 reaches 5 they rest while the other partner performs 5 push ups. This format continues as you both remove 1 rep every round. For those who won’t be challenged by a shorter number of push ups, simply elevate the feet on the coach and/or slow the decent of the push down to a snail’s pace. Also for more advanced folks, feel free to hold the top of the push up during your rest period.

Round #3

I Go – You Go Format

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Up Downs (aka Burpee) 20, 15, 10, 5 for 2 Rounds

Here’s how it looks…

Partner 1 performs 20 up downs as quickly as possible, when partner 1 finishes 20 reps, partner 2 complete 20 as fast as possible. Move from 20 reps down to 15, 10 and finally 5.

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding our special partner style workout. You can contact the Fuse training team at info@FuseFitnessStudio.com with your questions and to reserve your complimentary strategy session!

Enjoy:)

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