Over the weekend I saw a few different people walking, running, biking, etc… which was great, but who really benefits when you exercise with another person? I’m not talking about the emotional lift you get from working out together, I’m talking about results!
Are you getting the results and benefits you are after from your training partner? Working out is great, but most people are looking to lose weight, drop some inches and increases their lean muscle, and hope to do that by training with someone else.
If you have two different people training (walking, jogging, biking, aerobic class, etc.) together…you need to think about a few different variables as you design a fitness program.
Are the two or three people training together…
You have to think about that because two people running, biking or dancing at the same pace may not be benefiting both people equally.
FYI - the repair process is where most of our results come from? The workout is when we tear the muscle down. It is what happens for the next 23 hours of the day that determines what kind of results you get.
These are some of the most obvious things that need to be considered when designing a workout routine with a partner. I’m a fan of training together, but I’m also a bigger fan of results. It's about training and dieting smarter - not longer or harder. Hope that helps you or gives you something to think about as you examine the workout routine you share with your training partner.
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by Dr. Len Lopez