Why Working Out With Your Partner Will Double Your Results?
With Instagram and Facebook flooded with couples who train together stay together and a pair of best friends working out in tandem it is ominous to be curious about whether it is true or not. Gym workouts and exercises can turn boring within a month if you fail to achieve your desired progress. This is where the concept of training together is luring more people together. Even gyms have opened new schemes where a couple or best friends can enrol together to avail a significant amount of discount. Now let us look at how having a training partner will help you bolster your performance and motivation at the gym.
Work on the psychological part
“Great stories happen over a cup of coffee”; well let us just rearrange the phrase and edit it somewhat stating, “Legendary stories happen over a set of barbell curls”. On a serious note, working out together helps you understand the mind frame of your partner and helps you connect on an emotional level. This is not only applicable for romantic just in love couples, but also for married couples or friends who hit the gym regularly. You can talk about your interests, your work life, and all those small talks and in turn tear away from any kind of tediousness.
You can set a specific time and ask your partner to watch your repetitions carefully. A good lift and extension is all you need to have a productive gym day and the right partner will help you locate your flaws and mend it.
Push your partner and vice versa
Pump the iron, take rest, and motivate your partner to match you. This is the best way to complete the reps without wasting too much time. Suppose you are working on a pyramid cardio program and you ask your partner to set the repetitions and exercises. This will add another dimension and help you burn more calories. You can also set a systematic exercise regime and tally each other’s performances based on it.
Another opinion is always beneficial
At times, we tend to overdo or over-train thinking that we are lacking effort and zeal. It is not always that way; at times, all you need is to look at yourself from someone else’s perspective. It is good to be a staunch self-critique, but running like a mad bull without direction would always be a loss-loss situation.
Suppose you are hitting the Romanian deadlift with unnecessary venom, and in turn getting your posture all wrong. This is where your partner pops up to stabilize your mind and ask you to go easy on the next sets. Even during cardio sessions when you tend to go all guns blazing on the Jumping Jacks and Sprawls it is essential for your partner to check on you whether you are in the right posture or not.
Emotional dependency, and in turn a better socialization approach
You might think of it as some psychedelic crap, but training with a partner helps you evolve a better understanding of each other and offloads unnecessary aspects of your life. In turn, you will spend more time together and evolve it into a fruitful relationship working on your insecurities and hobbies. You can skip the gym for one day, and take the much-needed rest together while hopping off to see any movie or spend an hour at some quaint café over quality food. Many working partners tend to hit the gym together as they can think with fresher minds, and develop impromptu ideas.
One needs company and gym requires a stable mindset, and there is no harm in finding a partner and hitting the sets together. You might be an introvert or shy away from those small talks with each one; don’t worry; you don’t need to be friends with each one. Just look for someone whose workout regime is like yours, and preferably of your age. Start with how tough the sets are going to be and gradually develop a mutual understanding.