We love MEPs (Myzone Effort Points).Why? They're the perfect way to measure effort for group workouts. Group heart rate tracking just got easier.
MEPs also let us measure effort relative to our individual fitness level. This means all of us can exercise on an even playing field, challenging each other and ourselves regardless of our unique fitness levels.
This partner workout will focus on earning MEPs with a pal (or two or three) and working at your own level. One round of this workout should earn you and your partner about 26 MEPs each, and we recommend you do 2-4 rounds (helloooo MEPs!). You can monitor group heart tracking through MYZONE and see how you stack up against each other.
We have selected eight exercises and attached a goal zone to each. You can adjust all of the exercises to ensure that you’re reaching the goal zone by altering your speed and how dynamic you make each movement. This way, you and your partner may move a little differently, but your MYZONE zones and group heart rate tracking will match. Be sure to catch a demo of this workout on an upcoming MYZONE Fitness Friday!
What You’ll Need:
Your MYZONE belt
A live display of your group heart rate tracking via the MYZONE app or a display at your fitness facility
Perform a 5-10 minute dynamic warm-up aiming for the BLUE and GREEN zones before doing this workout.
Perform the following exercises as a circuit – one minute per exercise with little-to-no rest between exercises. We want you and your partner to focus on the zone we have recommended. This means you may need to speed up, slow down, or pick a more-or-less challenging version of the exercise (we’ve listed two options for several of the exercises).
It's OK if you and your partner move differently – that’s the point! We want you to focus on being in identical zones. After you’ve gone through this circuit once, take a 2-3 minute break and repeat for a total of 2-4 rounds.
Jog or High Knees – Aim for GREEN zone – 1 minute
Inchworms – Aim for GREEN zone – 1 minute
Squat or Squat Jump – Aim for YELLOW zone – 1 minute
Lateral Lunge or Lateral Lunge with Hop Between – Aim for YELLOW zone – 1 minute
Reverse Lunge or Jumping Lunge– Aim for YELLOW zone – 1 minute
Puppy Pushup or Modified Puppy Pushup – Aim for YELLOW zone – 1 minute
Lateral Shuffle – Aim for GREEN zone – 1 minute
Plank with Knee Tucks to Opposite Elbow – Aim for GREEN zone – 1 minute
If you need to take a light 5-minute walk after this one, do it! You and your partner can commiserate over this intense workout and congratulate each other for a job well done! We also encourage you to do some static stretching when you’re finished.
We’re excited to see you and your partner crushing this workout! Be sure to use the hashtags #myzonemoves and #effortrewarded when posting your sweaty selfies to social media so we can like them!
For more tips on how to use the MYZONE group heart rate tracking, follow us during Fitness Fridays on Facebook Live (subscribe on MYZONE’s Facebook Page) – 8 am PT, 11 am ET, and check out our MYZONE Moves Podcast on iTunes or Google Play.