Fitness Monday: Do you workout alone? Here are some Great Benefits Of Working-out with a friend!


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Do you workout alone? Maybe you enjoy an occasional long run by yourself or perhaps you like cycling solo, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for friends in your workout routine. In fact, if you’re trying to make exercise a habit or you’re hoping to hit a specific goal, a friend could be a big help. Workouts with a friend or friends has not only been proven to be more fun. Here are some great reasons why it will help you achieve your goals quicker.

Great Benefits of Working out with a Friend

Workouting together can be either with your best pal, your partner or some few friends. Warning, don’t invite a bunch of friends as you might not end up working out but doing something else like cracking a joke and lauging through out the succession.

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Fewer skipped workouts 
Scheduling a gym session with a friend helps hold you accountable for getting your workout in. Meeting someone at the gym not only motivates you to show up, but to work hard as well as keeping your own side of the deal.

Push yourself further
Exercising with another person pushes you to do your workout and do it to the best of your ability. Another bonus if you work out with a friend who is stronger or faster than you, you’ll be more likely to test your own limits for good.

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Try new exercises
Hitting the gym with a friend is the perfect time to try a new exercise such as strength training or lifting heavier weights. When trying something new, your friend will provide a confidence boost and can also serve as a spotter if you need one.

Work out longer 
Time flies when you’re having fun or at least when you are distracted. Having someone to chat with between sets let’s you focus on something other than just your workout making the time go by faster while sharing the same passion.

If your workout partner is more fitter, faster or stronger than you are, you might be in luck to challenge them. It can turnout to be your worst nightmare, but if you look on the brighter side and enjoy the competition, you will find out that you achieve your goals quicker than anticipated in the long run.
Avoid Injury
Working out with a friend means you have a built in spotter. Your partner or gym pal can count reps, check your form and help you make adjustments before they become painful mistakes.
Avoid the rut
Working out alone can leave you stuck in the same routine with the same moves, but when you partner up there are more options. Not only can a partner point out some new exercises, but they can let you know when a particular routine is getting stale and then help you switch it up.

Have more fun
Those who have hit the gym with friends know that it’s usually more enjoyable than going alone and several studies have reached that conclusion too. One study in particular surveyed 117 people using their phones to ask what they were doing, who they were with, where they were, how they were feeling and more. The results suggest that people enjoy physical activity more when they’re with their friends.
Get better results
When you take into account all the listed benefits that friends bring to your workout routine, it’s not hard to see that you’ll be able to reach your goals more quickly. The added accountability, competition and fun that friends bring to exercise will keep you motivated.

Recover together 
There’s nothing worse than undoing all your hard work at the gym with unhealthy foods. A friend who’s worked up a sweat with you is likely to want to join you for a healthy post-exercise meal or snack.

So there you have it! Make your workout a fun time by inviting a friend or your partner some times. As you can see, the can only help you get better. Happy Fitness!

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