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With a Little Help from my Friends

With a Little Help from my Friends

Intensity

Research has shown that individuals who train with a friend tend to work much harder than they would when training alone. There doesn’t have to be any serious competition between you, but let’s be honest, we all push ourselves a little harder when we’re trying to impress our mates. A small tip, increase the intensity by training with a friend who is fitter than you!

Motivation

Sometimes we need a bit of motivation to keep us going when we find the workout tough, or when we are a little bit tired. Having a friend by your side, doing the same workout, can help keep you going. Make sure to give each other the occasional word of encouragement as it has been shown to increase performance and help reach those targets!

Accountability

"I'm too tired" and "maybe tomorrow" can't be used anymore when you are meeting a friend for a workout.... well it can be, but who wants to be known as that friend, the one who always flakes?

Recovery

Train together, recover together. What better way to end a workout than to go for brunch or a delicious meal after a hard workout? Don’t forget to make healthy choices and refuel your body with nutritious food.

Just plain fun!

This is where the laughter, jokes, and great company comes into play. You'll look forward to your workouts much more knowing that you will have a great time doing it. Challenge yourself and make the most of great company.

So, in light of National Running Day last week, why not grab a friend to train with? Your friend will thank you, your body will thank you... What's not to like!

Here’s a short outdoor workout to try with your friend this summer:

50m Sprint              

Walk back for recovery

Repeat 10 times 

30 seconds jump squats                 

 30 seconds burpees

Repeat 5 times

50m Sprint                                   

Walk back for recovery

Repeat 10 times

10 reverse lunge per leg

20 mountain climbers

Repeat 5 times

*Make sure to warm up, cool down and stretch!

 

By Sasha George

Personal Trainer & Nutritional Advisor

David Lloyd Studio Putney

Pt3.putney@davidlloyd.co.uk

020 8704 5742