Should You Workout Alone Or With A Partner?
A controversial topic in the world of resistance training is whether you should have a workout partner with you when you workout.
Now, if you are lifting heavy weights that require someone to spot you, it is essential to have someone with you as you workout. But, what about other times? Is it beneficial to have a workout partner?
Well the truth is that there are many benefits to having a workout partner!
First, they are a form of motivation. If you know there is someone at the gym waiting for you, you will be a lot less likely to skip a workout because you don’t want to let them down.
Likewise, having someone with you is a great way to combat some of the boredom in the gym and pass the time while waiting to do more sets.
But, on the other hand, having a workout partner can have its down sides as well!. They may be distracting to you, and you may spend more time talking than actually lifting weights. Also, if they are unreliable, they may sap some of the energy you have towards continuing your workout program. If they are not serious about the same goals of decreasing fat and increasing muscle as much as you are, you will not be able to achieve your goals.
So, the decision to workout alone or with a partner is a personal one that you will have to decide for yourself.
While it could offer you motivation and some way to not get bored while working out, it could also have a negative effect on your workouts as well.
The best thing to do is try to find someone that has similar goals to you and workout with them a few times. If it works, great! If it doesn’t, go back to working out by yourself!
Do you workout alone or with a partner? What have you found to be most effective for you?