15 Benefits of training with a buddy.

Why train alone?

In this day and age unless you know specifically what you’re doing in the gym and with your diet, have a detailed plan coupled with unfaltering self-motivation and are 100% dedicated to working out 100% of the time I would recommend everyone trains with someone.

Whether it be a trainer, a training partner or even as part of a group or class, research shows us that you will get far more improvements to your physique and your workout than going it alone.

I’ve trained on my own for most of my life and for the brief periods when I’ve trained with someone I’ve had some of the best, most progressive workouts of my life!

Here are 15 benefits to working out with someone.

INCREASED CONFIDENCE

Working with someone can make the gym a far less intimidating place. You can get some real work done instead of hiding away in a corner or worrying if people are noticing if you’re doing your exercises correctly or not.

TAKE YOUR WORKOUT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

I bet you will never have trained as hard on your own as when you do with someone else with you.

EVEN MORE CONFIDENCE!!

Let’s face it, what we all really want is more confidence in the way we look and the way we feel. Improved health and fitness and higher self-esteem all come as massive benefits of buddying up with someone.

BE PUSHED & PUSH YOURSELF

Training with someone will allow you to feed off their intensity and enthusiasm. Your motivation to push yourself and others will increase dramatically leading to better workouts and greater results.

SHOW UP

Don’t feel like going? If you have an appointment to train, whether it be in a group, partner or PT you will not want to let them down. You will be more likely to make that effort to put your gym kit on. A promise to someone else is easier to keep than a promise to yourself.

MORE LIKELY TO SUCCEED

Having a cheerleader in your corner or a supportive group around you speaks for itself when it comes to success. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people has always been one of the keys to success in any facet of life.

MORE LIKELY TO STICK IT OUT

Research shows us that if you exercise as part of a group you will likely be far more committed to your own goals and stick it out with your new found support group.

MAKE FRIENDS – COMARADERIE & HAVE FUN

Bouncing off other people’s enthusiasm can really boost your motivation levels. Enjoying what you’re doing when you’re working out is one of the key aspects to keeping yourself consistent and achieving a better body.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME

Only got an hour? Get cracking, jump straight in the deep end after a quick warm-up and use your time most effectively with someone else watching the clock. All you have to do is be prepared to work.

VARIETY – BREAK YOUR BOREDOM

What shall I train today? You don’t have to decide on your own or worst case scenario you don’t have to wander round the gym from machine to machine not really progressing with anything. Training with someone can give you more direction and you can try new exercises and routines you would never think up on your own.

ACOUNTABILTY

As already said, ‘a promise your make to others is far easier to keep than a promise to yourself.’ Knowing you have others watching you and wanting you to show up is an extremely powerful motivator to stay on track in and out of the gym.

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR OWN RESULTS

Training with other people allows you to take control of your own results. Leaving the rest of the gym members behind to chat and keep bouncing from one ineffective workout to the next.

GET HELP AND ADVICE

Not sure what you’re doing or what the best methods or techniques to train effectively are? Get that advice as part of a class or from a trainer, it’s what they’re there for.

TAKE OPPORTUNITIES

Training in a group can take us back to the fun we had in school during PE (for those that enjoyed it). It can be a real opportunity to feel young again and break through any plateaus you may be facing.

BE AN ACTION TAKER

Most people want to start exercising, change their exercise or get onto a routine that will guarantee results. Whilst some methods do guarantee results those are the ones you should seek out to help you get the body you want, improve your confidence in and out of the gym and create a friendship and support group that will keep you progressing into the future.

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