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The Benefits Of Working Out With A Friend

The Benefits Of Working Out With A Friend

A lot of people start their fitness journey alone and without telling anyone.

This is often because there’s something exciting about improving your fitness and impressing people with the end results.

For example, losing weight and having a big reveal or gaining muscle and showing it off at the beach. However, working out alone isn’t always the best way to do things.

Though some people do work out best when left to their own devices, a lot of people underestimate the benefits of working out with a friend.

So, why should you work out with a friend…

It creates competition

When you work out with someone else, it immediately creates a little bit of competition.

Even if you’re not someone who is otherwise very competitive, when two friends are working together to improve their fitness it’s not uncommon for healthy competition to occur.

This can spur you on to do better and encourage you to work harder.

Both of these things are vital when you’re working out.

It makes working out more fun

Let’s face it, we all know that working out can be boring at times.

With the same routine and the same exercises, working out over and over again can become dull.

However, this is less likely to happen when you’re working out with a friend.

When you work out with a friend you can talk, gossip and encourage each other.

Plus, there’s a tonne of fantastic exercises that require an additional person.

It encourages you to do more

When you’re working out alone, it’s easy to do the bare minimum.

However, having a friend there will encourage you to do more.

Working out with a friend who wants to work out even when you don’t can encourage you to do more than you normally would.

It makes it harder to quit

When you’re trying to improve your fitness, it’s very easy to quit.

It’s easy to say no to a workout, it’s easy to cancel a fitness class and it’s easy to give up altogether.

Quitting working out with a friend isn’t quite as easy.

Not only will they be able to make you feel bad about not seeing it out until the end, but you run the risk of letting them down and hindering their fitness journey.

As you can see, there are a tonne of fantastic benefits that come with working out with a friend.

So, rather than working out alone, see if anyone wants to join you.

What are you waiting for?

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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