Ever since I started working out heavily when I was 13, I have always enjoyed working out with someone else. It helps me push myself, and I’m able to stay motivated much longer than I would by working out alone. So, today’s post is going to be about why it’s important that you work out with someone else. Below is a list of benefits of having a workout buddy.
(1) Extra support and motivation. Whenever you have that extra support, you’re more likely to succeed with anything, whether it’s a diet, workout program you’re following, your job, or even relationships. A support system plays a major role in your success, and that’s why I feel it’s important to have a workout buddy. When you work out with someone else, you tend to push yourself harder than you would by working out by yourself. Personally, I have found this true, especially when going through a tough program like P90X, and even back when I was lifting every day in college. The competitive side of me comes out, and I don’t like to be beat. When I see the person next to me moving faster than I am or getting in more reps, you better believe I will push myself so that I beat them. I can thank baseball for helping me with that!
(2) Accountability. When you know that someone is going to be there working out with you every day, you’re less likely to skip a workout. The last thing you want to do is let your partner down, so you show up ready to work out, even if you don’t feel up for it. I can think back to many days during my first round of P90X that I just didn’t want to work out, whether it was from being incredibly sore or exhausted, but knowing that my best friend was going through the same things as I was and that he was going to be there when I came over to work out was enough to get me pumped up to work out that day. We had an agreement that we would push each other and hold each other accountable. That was one of the major things that kept me motivated and on the right track.
(3) Ability to push one another. Whenever I work out with someone, I make sure it’s someone that I know will challenge me. I do that because I know I don’t back down from a challenge. If I have someone yelling at me to continue or calling me a little girl, no matter how exhausted I am, I will make sure I continue. If you have read my posts in the past, you know that you will get the most results when you are able to push yourself beyond your comfort zone. I have the ability to push well beyond my comfort zone and pay no attention to the pain or burn. Like I have said before, getting results is just as much mental and it is physical.
By having a support partner/workout buddy, you’re much more likely to succeed than by doing it all on your own. Not only is it going to help you push yourself, but you will have someone there to make sure you’re working out every day and staying on track with your diet. Beachbody understood this concept, which is why they created coaches. I became a Beachbody Coach after my first round of P90X, and have helped thousands of people succeed with Beachbody programs. If you want me to help motivate and support you while on your fitness journey, click on this link: https://teambeachbody.com/signup/-/signup/free/47458