The Benefits of Training Partners
You may heard the Jim Rohn line "you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with".
Want to get stronger, faster, and more athletic?
Surround yourself with athletic people.
There is no better way to push yourself than by surrounding yourself with people who are better or more skilled than you are.
Here are 3 reasons it is helpful to have training partners:
1. It creates an accountability support system.
Having support of your closest friends/family is invaluable. It makes your fitness mission “public” and strengthens your resolve in times of doubt or weakness.
2. You will crush old PRs (Personal Records).
No one likes to lose to their friends. With a little friendly competition you will push yourself harder during your workouts. The extra energy you put into your workouts can translate into new PRs.
3. It makes training more fun when you exercise with a friend.
It’s another opportunity to hang out with people you enjoy being around, and your relationship can get stronger in the process. Think back to that Rohn line about becoming the average of 5 people.
Don't believe me?
Here are some documented results from peer reviewed studies by the top experts on fitness, weight loss, and behavior modification in the world:
“Study participants experienced 100% better weight loss and fitness results, dropping pounds faster and keeping them off longer, when they teamed up with a buddy with whom they have an existing relationship.” – Rena Wing, PhD behavioral scientist, Brown University, Founder, National Weight Control Registry
“Study participants reported significantly greater weight loss, health and fitness results when they had the support of family and friends.” – Powers, T. A., Koestner, R., & Gorin, A. A. (2008). Families, Systems, & Health, 26(4), 404-416.
“Study participants who actively enlisted the social support of 3 or more friends experienced 176% greater long term success with their exercise and nutrition program than those who tried to do it on their own.” - Wing, R. R., & Jeffery, R. W. (1999). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67(1), 132-138.
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