Fit Body Boot Camp San Mateo Health Club 12/15/15: Holiday Transformation Challenge Day 72: Partner Core – Cardio Workout

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3 Phase Warm-Up: 

Phase 1: Warm-Up: Perform 3 minutes of diaphragmatic breathing while lying supine: Lie on back and initiate breathing with belly–>rib cage and then chest, instead of initiating with chest. Breathe in and out of nose for approximately 15s each breath (5s inhale–> 5 s hold–> 5 s exhale). Emphasize that campers do this upon rising and going to sleep and if they want an amazing shift in their state at any time, while breathing think about 3 things they are grateful for.

Phase 2: Floor Stretches (5 min) *Work on forearm/wrist mobility

Phase 3: Perform the following exercises in a circuit for 50s each with 10s rest in between for 2 rounds:

*3B’s= Draw in belly towards spine, engage bladder muscles and tuck butt

*2B’s= Draw in belly towards spine & engage bladder muscles

  1. Partner Lower Abdominal Curl Up with Knees Flexed (heels to butt) *Keep 3 B’s*Use MB/Foam Roll between heels to butt *Hold each other’s forearms for anchor
  2. Partner Elbow Plank with Cross Hand High Five *Widen feet as needed *Keep 3 B’s *Avoid arching back
  3. Partner Superman *Hold each other’s elbows and bring up and down with lower body hip ext. Bring arms off to the side slightly, so people do not engage upper traps *Straight arms & legs *2B’s Shoulders back & down

Phase 4: Review of core-cardio exercises below. This will be a group, partner based workout. Everyone does the workout at once with a partner.

Alternate the following ball related core-cardio exercises for 40s each, two at a time for 3 rounds with 20s rest in between. Then perform next two until complete.*If odd, coach does workout.

  1. MB Lateral Shuffle with Partner: 20s each side *Relax heels *Return back to start ASAP (jog) to avoid getting trampled by other campers *Hands in front of chest *Open hands *Set up 2 groups (approx 10 each if there are 20 people). Partners are facing each other – stay close *Studio: Have partners  go from one side of the studio to the other from cargo net to rock wall. *Slower participants may need to modify with something else or they may get hurt or hurt someone else

*Continue facing partner – everyone should be lined up in order

  1. MB/SB Partner Back to Back Flexion- Extension: 20s each partner goes up *Partners alternate going up into extension *2B’s *Going up is the hard part of the movement *Use a heavy ball for this movement as tolerated *Keep arms straight to increase intensity


  1. MB Forward-Backwards Jog with Partner *Partners say switch to let each other know it is time to go forward or back (back- back- back- switch)*Go as slow as needed *Hands in front of chest *Open hands
  2. MB Supine Partner Sit Up with Russian Twist & Chest Pass *Partners lie with bent knees, heels driving into ground,  feet near each other *When camper receives ball in sit up position (avoid coming all the way up to still feel tension in abs) rotate right to left >  bring ball overhead as tolerated and relax spine to the ground > pass ball to partner with sit up *Feet up if possible when rotating *Extend arms to make harder *Face each other *3B’s *Keep ball at chest height  if shoulder problems


  1. Tennis Ball Semi Circle Drill with Partner *One partner moves in a semi-circle while the other is stationary with feet moving *Hands in front of chest *Open hands *Watch out for tripping hazards here
  2. MB Kneeling Side Rotation: 20s each side *Partners facing the same direction *3B’s *Extend arms to make harder *Rotate from core

Circle Time-Cool Down Stretches: 5 min

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