Here’s why exercising with a buddy is a good idea.
Over the past year, a group of my friends — squash players and myself — started to workout together once per week. Since then we all improved our fitness. We included a set of technical squash drills, cardio exercises and fitness activities in our routine. It turns out that we improved our fitness and our game, and some of us lost weight. There are 5 main reasons it worked so well — and it applies to all of us, no matter we practice crossfit, basketball, tennis or run marathons.
1. You’ll be more motivated
You’re much more likely to meet your partner for a planned workout session compared to some plans you made with yourself.
2. Your workouts can be more fun
With a partner you can get your heart racing with some one-on-one basketball, squash, or a partner workout.
3. You’ll work out harder
Whenever you’re working out with someone else, the intensity is always going to be greater than when you’re alone.
4. You’ll always have a spotter
We all need someone to keep an eye on our form, the number of reps or simply the intensity we put in our workout.
5. Your friends will be healthier
If you’re surrounded by people who are active and eat well, there’s a good chance you’re going to do the same.