Huh what? What’s this joker talking about; Friends = Gainz?!
As a child, I loved having the ability to play with my friends. Growing into my teenage years, the world would revolve around interactions with my friends. More often than not, what I got up to was dictated by the choices of my friends.
As adults, we still enjoy being active with friends, but don’t always have the time or opportunities to do so. Training with friends provides us with an opportunity to recapture these feelings.
While we may enjoy the solitude of our earphones when hitting the gym, chances are a few beats don’t help us get out of bed for an early am session or to hit the pavement on a cold, dark winter evening.
Common reasons given for quitting an exercise program are boredom and motivation or rather a lack of.
What does help you to stay the course is training with friends, or within a friendly group environment, with people who get what you’re trying to achieve as they are in the fight with you. Psychologists at Stony Brook University in New York found that the exercise habits of friends and family members affect personal motivation. The evidence showed that the motivation of the people closest to us has a positive influence on us and encourages us.
So, if you’ve got some goals you want to achieve, training with friends is the most likely way not only to meet these targets, but to stay consistent with your training all while having fun at the same time.
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