BookEncouragement, motivation, friendly competition, and accountability are just a few of the many benefits of working out with a partner. And there is no doubt that partner workouts produce results. But success requires more than just pairing up. You need the right partner, the best exercises, and proven programs to achieve and maintain your goals. You need Partner Workouts.
In Partner Workouts, fitness expert Krista Popowych will help you establish the foundation for success with guidance on movement principles, exercise selection, and your training environment setup. You'll get advice on how to select a partner for maximum benefits and how to work out with the partners you already have, including a friend, significant other, or child. Learn how to modify exercises and adapt your workouts based on variances in individual partner goals, level of fitness, and relative size, so you can both get the maximum benefit from each workout.
You'll find 15 ready-to-use workouts, along with nearly 100 exercises and stretches for creating your own perfect partner workout. Tailor workouts to your desired focus, including HIIT, strength workouts, cardio, and more. Most of the included exercises require no equipment at all, while others use readily available equipment such as resistance bands and medicine balls. The versatility of each exercise makes it simple for you and your partner to get in a great workout, no matter whether you're in a gym, in your home, or outdoors.
For fitness professionals, the teaching tips will help with incorporating partner exercises into large- or small-group fitness programs, building comradery, and keeping clients coming back for more. With progressions and regressions for each exercise, fitness professionals can learn to create workouts that are adaptable and scalable for every scenario.
Learn how exercising with a partner can get you engaged in your workouts and keep you moving toward your goals. Become fitter and stronger together with Partner Workouts.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Partner Workouts Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Partner Workouts With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
AudienceFitness enthusiasts who want to work out with a partner as well as group fitness instructors and personal trainers who lead small- or large-group classes.
Table of ContentsPart I. Get Set
Chapter 1. Benefits of Partner Workouts
Chapter 2. Foundations of Partner Training
Chapter 3. Training Equipment and Workout Space
Chapter 4. Partner Roles and Goals
Part II. Partner Exercises
Chapter 5. Bodyweight Exercises
Chapter 6. Partner-Resisted Exercises
Chapter 7. Small-Equipment Exercises
Chapter 8. Cardio and HIIT Exercises
Chapter 9. Partner Solo Exercises
Chapter 10. Flexibility Training
Part III. Sample Workouts
Chapter 11. No-Equipment Workouts
Chapter 12. Small-Equipment Workouts
Chapter 13. Cardio and HIIT Workouts
Chapter 14. Full Body Workouts
Chapter 15. Specialty Workouts
Chapter 16. Flexibility Training Workout
Appendix A. Personal Training for Partner Workouts
Appendix B. SWEAT Self-Worksheet
ExcerptsAt home workout equipment options
Fitness goal setting with SWEAT
Successful workout partnerships
Woodchopper medicine ball partner exercise