Global TV Segment July 6, 2016: Partner Banded Exercises

Partner exercises can be a fun addition to any workout! The partner offers a more dynamic challenge to the movement since you have to react to something unpredictable. When your partner is the anchor they have to try and resist as much as they can to keep everything as stable as possible. Some exercises also force both partners to counter each other’s movements in the opposite direction.

Check out the following exercises we featured on Global TV this week:

Partner Torso Twists:

Partner Banded Torso Twist 01 Partner Banded Torso Twist 02

  • Both partners should have their feet staggered shoulder height and arms fully extended.
  • One partner twists through the torso while the other partner tries to keep as still as possible.
  • You can either have one partner perform all of the repetitions at the same time or alternate.

Partner Squat to Row:

  • Partner Banded Rows 01 Partner Banded Rows 02One partner holds the middle of the band while the other partner holds the two handles.
  • One partner holds a squat position with arms fully extended.
  • That partner rows with both hands and attempts to bring the cable towards the sternum.
  • Hold for a few moments and return the cable back to the initial position.
  • You can either have one partner perform all of the repetitions at the same time or alternate.

Side Plank to One Arm Row:

Partner Banded Side plank to Row 01 Partner Banded Side plank to Row 02

  • Cable is held by both partners while one person is holding a side plank (can be done with variations: on knees or on hand).
  • The partner holding the side plank rows the cable back while keeping their core tight.
  • Hold for a moment and then return the cable to the original position.

Squat Jump to Torso Twist:

Partner Banded Squat Jump to Torso Twist 01 Partner Banded Squat Jump to Torso Twist 02

  • Both partners start the exercise off facing the same way in a squat position while holding the cable with arms fully extended.
  • During the jump, both partners twist away from each other and return back to the original position (hands in front) before landing on the ground in a squat.
  • Keep your core tight and make sure you are initiating the move through your torso.

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