Upper Body Partner Workout

PlankIf I told you to do 10 push-ups, 10 push-presses and 10 Dips, you probably would go at a comfortable pace. BUT, if I told you to do 10 push-ups, 10 push-presses and 10 Dips while I waited for you in plank position (and I couldn’t rest until you were done), you’d probably be more motivated to pick up the pace so you could give me some relief. This is the idea behind partner workouts like this.

Accountability increases intensity. If I can’t rest until my partner is finished, my partner is a lot more motivated to perform the exercises as quickly as possible. It’s one thing to slack, and punish yourself, but it’s totally a different animal to slack and punish someone else. This is why I do a lot of partner type exercises in BCx Boot Camp because it makes everyone work harder and faster.

The Workout

DW UPPER BODY PARTNER WORKOUT

Here is a quick fun circuit you can do with a partner, to boost intensity and results.

Tools Needed:
Dumbbells, Barbell or Sandbag

Exercises in the Workout:
Click on the links to watch video instruction for each exercise
Push-up
Push-press
Dips or Modified Dips
Plank (hands, not elbows)

No rest between rounds – go straight from exercises to plank, and from plank to exercises. Time yourself to add even more intensity and accountability.

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About Bonnie Pfiester

Fitness Columnist and Lifestyle Coach, Resident Trainer for Designer Whey, Fitness Advisor for FitStudio, powered by Sears, FitFluential Ambassador and Owner of Max Fitness Club, home of BCx Boot Camp in Vero Beach, Florida.

Posted on December 3, 2013, in Exercise & Training, Workout and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. how many rounds?

  2. As soon as we start boot camp again I’m going to have them try this!! In the meantime maybe one of my sons will do this with me.

  3. thank you-image did not load.

  4. I’m gonna give this a go 🙂

  5. ill use this one on my next vacation at the beach

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