For a lot of people, one of the hardest parts of training is to get the motivation to actually get up and go to the gym. Sticking to your routine and constantly doing the same workouts, at the same gym with the same mentality can get way too repetitive, and that’s when training becomes boring.
The extra kick that you might need is to have someone else going through it all with you. Here are the main reasons as to why you need to start training with a mate:
As described earlier, motivation can be one of the easiest things to lose but can be one of the easiest things to gain. Imagine training in the gym doing your usual workout, with your headphones in and the world blocked out.
Now, imagine you’re doing the exact same workout but you’ve got your killer gym bud next to you, doing the same workout as you, and working just as hard.
As humans, we are all naturally competitive, wanting to add extra kgs to a lift or 0.5 seconds faster to your run. With someone by your side, adrenaline will kick in and you’ll find that you will work harder.
Technique is one of the most crucial components when training. If your technique is incorrect, it can affect your current workout and you may not be targetting the correct muscles. Incorrect technique can also result in an injury minimal or severe.
With your mate next to you in the gym, they will more than likely tell you if your posture, foot placement or overall technique is incorrect, just like you would do for them. This will result in you having and your mate having an overall better and more successful training session.
Change your routine.
If you’re sick and tired of doing the same old workout and the same old gym, then fear no more. There is a lifetime supply of gym buddy workouts flying all over the internet. Just hop on to Google and find your favourite one for the day. Not only can you do new, fun workouts you can change gyms too. If your friend goes to a different gym to you then most likely that gym will have different equipment, it might be just a few different machines but that’s all you need to change up a training session.
And last but not least, you’ll have someone’s company while training. And it’s the almost perfect chance to catch up, share your fitness journey and even your goals with them. They can keep in touch with your goals and journey to make sure you stay in line, this works both ways – where the two of you can bounce off each other and not just train but have an awesome time while doing it.
Get a gym buddy and tell us how it goes!