3 Reasons To Workout With Your Friends
Getting into a sustainable fitness routine can be downright exhausting. Even if you feel pretty confident in your knowledge of what to do, the commitment to follow through can still be a struggle. And then there’s the dreaded plateau or state of boredom that can derail the best of programs. Joining a fitness group might be the best option to keep you fit, healthy and happy. Here’s why.
The Benefits Of Acountabili-Buddies
There’s something special about being in a group of like-minded individuals who share the same drive. When you find yourself surrounded with people who are driven to the same health and fitness goals as you are, you become inspired. Motivated to push through the obstacles and struggles that are sure to come along in both the workout and the over-all journey of progress.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a competitive person in the true sense of the word, being in a group
workout will still add that little element of competition. You’ll run a little faster if you feel like someone is on your heels. You’ll perform your reps a little better if you feel those around you are doing the same. You’ll try to hold that plank a little longer, just to see if you can be the last to drop. And the great part is, everyone wins and everyone cheers each other on. So even if you feel a little short, you’re still surrounded with support.
We call it “bonding through mutual misery”. There’s something to be said about the relationships that are both create and strengthened after a grueling workout. The group as a whole as not only survived at traumatic ordeal, they’ve conquered it, together. This bonding also creates the accountability and support we all need. Your friends and fellow class-mates are counting on you to show up. You feel needed, because you are.
Here’s one of my favorite team workouts. Grab 2 of your closest friends and see if you can conquer this beast together.
1 reps, 1 runs (200m), 1 rests
Reps are shared between all 3 players.
100 Kettlebell Dead High Pulls
100 Kettlebell Dead Clean & Squat
100 Sprawl to Kettlebell Dead Clean & Squat
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