Queenax™ of the Week: Buddy Boost

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Queenax™ of the Week: Buddy Boost

Working out with a partner can increase the consistency in your training program by adding an element of camaraderie, excitement and social interaction that may not be experienced training independently. This circuit is a great example of how you can add a little fun into your current functional training program with a buddy boost! Travel from one station to the next with your partner and challenge one another to boost the intensity with each round. 

Equipment Needs

  • Queenax™
  • Torso Trainer™
  • Plyometric Platform
  • Superfunctional™

Workout Guidelines

Complete each of the exercises below with a training partner and encourage an intensity boost with every round! Spend 45 seconds at each station and try to limit transition time between each exercise to maximize your overall intensity. Following one complete rotation, repeat 2-3 times. 

Partner Box Jumps 

 

  1. Face partner or stand on a different side of the platform than partner
  2. Partner One jumps up on to platform and returns to starting position.
  3. As soon as Partner One touches down, Partner Two jumps up.
  4. Repeat.

Suspended Partner Bridge 

 

  1. Set the bar at the lowest level.  
  2. Lay in supine position on opposite sides of the Superfunctional bar with feet resting on the bar at midfoot. 
  3. Raise hips to form a straight line from shoulders to knees.
  4. Keep knees bent.

 Alternating Partner Single Arm Press

 

  1. Stand next to your partner facing the frame, holding training bar with one hand at shoulder height and arm bent at the elbow.
  2. Extend the arm, pressing training bar forward into full extension, passing to your partner's outside arm. 
  3. Your partner will bend at the elbow, bringing the bar toward shoulder height. 
  4. Repeat with alternating presses. 

Suspended Partner Plank 

 

  1. Set the bar at the lowest level.
  2. Stagger feet on bar with partner.
  3. In a prone position on hands facing away from the Superfunctional, lift top of feet on to bar. 
  4. Maintain a neutral spine throughout exercise.

Partner Step Up 

 

  1. Face partner or stand on a different side of the platform than partner.
  2. Partner One steps up on to platform and returns to starting position.
  3. As soon as Partner One touches down, Partner Two steps up.
  4. Repeat.

Cool-Down

Following your workout, be sure to cool-down with active recovery exercises and static stretching targeting the lower body, core and shoulders. 

Author Information

Sarah Robertson
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Sarah Robertson is the Precor Marketing Education Coordinator. In addition, Sarah holds a Bachelor's degree in Sport Management, is a Certified Personal Trainer and Senior Fitness Specialist. 

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