posted on: December 20, 2018
author: Brian Lomax
If you’re someone who goes to the gym to workout on his or her own, perhaps the following scenario will sound familiar. On the way to the gym, you’re all fired up for a great workout. You’re thinking about how great you’re going to feel later. Those 6-pack abs you’ve been dreaming of are already starting to pop-out. However, once you get started with your workout, you notice that you’re not pushing yourself very hard, you’re watching the clock, and you’re beginning to think of all those other things you have to do today. After a short-while and a half-hearted workout, you leave. Your 6-pack abs have gone back into hiding. To rationalize your lackluster effort, you tell yourself, “Well, at least I did something.”
Am I the only one who does this? I doubt it. Many of you may be great at motivating yourself in the gym, but others need help. One of the best ways to get motivated and have better workouts is to find a workout partner. This article has some good reasons for why that’s a good idea: 10 Reasons To Get A Workout Buddy
It turns out that social support truly works when it comes to fitness goals. Complement that with a training journal and you’re likely to see some serious gains in your strength and conditioning.
Finding a workout partner is probably the hardest part of this idea. If you’re part of a group or team, then you may have some candidates around you. You could even ask your work colleagues or fellow students. If you’re not in an environment in which a lot of people are around, you could hire a personal trainer for a few sessions and see how that goes. You might meet someone at the gym while you’re working out. Group classes at your club may also be a way to find that ideal workout partner.
Once you find that person, set a schedule and do your best to stick to it. Hold each other accountable to your respective goals, and be an optimistic supporter. Together, you’ll be able to achieve fitness goals that would have been much more difficult on your own.
So who wants to be my workout partner???
Brian Lomax founded PerformanceXtra™ in 2009 with a mission of helping athletes achieve their goals and their top performances more consistently through a progression of mental skills that enables them to focus on what is truly important.
Learn more about the author: https://performancextra.com/brian-lomax/