Motivation: Partners in
by Eric Tortora
Staying motivated in a training program is a problem for every fitness enthusiast at some time or other. Over the years I've found that a little help from a workout partner can contribute to continual success and help avoid training plateaus. An enthusiastic and dedicated training partner can make time spent at the gym much more enjoyable. It can also prevent going to the gym from becoming a chore.
My ideal training partner would, of course, share most of my interests and goals, and could work alongside me while performing similar exercises and routines; not to mention giving me a spot during heavy lifts. Furthermore, the ideal training partner should be able to push you to get that extra rep and congratulate you on a job well done.
Between driving to and from the gym, lifting weights, and doing cardio, I would say that the gym consumes about 10 hours of my time during the course of the week. Having a training partner seems to make my time there more beneficial and rewarding.
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