The saying “couples that train together, stay together”, we don’t know if that’s true or not since there are no statistics. But one thing is for sure, looking at fit couples like these proudly showing off there hard earn gains is certainly motivating to look at.
A couple workout is great for making your workout a little more enjoyable because you can do it with anyone. Your friend, your significant other, family, or whoever you want it just makes it that much more fun and effective.
So much of our training lives are spent alone, muscles flexed against anything that reflects. Guess what? You are never alone. Compatible people will find one another, and when their partner needs it most, they are there for a spot.
Type of Workout Routines for Couples
The type of workouts that couples can do together to get fit can either at the gym, park, as long as you have you know 15-30 minutes to get a workout together.
You can do any type of exercises either with bodyweight or some equipment. Something basic like medicine ball, resistance band, and maybe a barbell on hand. If not bodyweight is perfectly fine.
7 Reasons How a Training Couple Can BOOST Performance:
The first one is competition. A little bit of friendly competition can definitely go a long way. It can help you push a little bit harder in the gym. Maybe get an extra couple of reps out that you normally wouldn’t by yourself.
A little bit of extra push every single session can actually accumulate in the long run to even higher levels of performance. You might even achieve some things that you never would’ve if you only train by yourself.
The second is accountability. So having someone that can hold you accountable and vice versa, someone that you can also hold accountable can be really powerful. Consistency is the key when it comes to achieving high levels of performance and success.
Having someone hold you accountable and keep you on course allows you to be consistent. And that consistency over time turns into the things that you want to achieve.
The third reason is to have someone provide you a spot. When you’re training by yourself, maybe sometimes you might not go for certain weights because you’re by yourself and you don’t feel comfortable and safe.
There’s definitely some risks going hard in the gym and not having a spot can be one of those risks. Having a training partner could reduce that risk and makes it safer. It can also give you the confidence and the courage to maybe try some weights or new exercises that you might not normally be comfortable with, but because you’ve got that person to help you out and keep you safe..
How often have you gone to the gym and in between your sets you’re sitting on your phone and scrolling aimlessly, One to two minute rest turns into a 5-10 minute rest.
Having someone that is keen just to get in and get some work done can be really beneficial, and you can simply just alternate between sets. You can let your training partner do their set, and in between that set you could be resting or maybe doing another exercise. Then, alternate between the two.
What you find is that you probably won’t need to rest as much because you’ve got someone that’s keeping the tempo nice and high. You’ll also find that you guys will get through the session a lot quicker.
Establishing a Regular Routine
Similar to accountability, but establishing a regular routine especially when it comes to training in the gym is critical. It’s important because the main difference between working out and training is that working out is infrequent and not set to a certain schedule. And you will get small benefits here and there, but it’s the accumulation of training which is set to a schedule that allows you to see real progress over time.
It’s a bit of a boring concept, but unfortunately, that’s just how we work. We don’t adapt quick enough just from little spits and spats of workouts, no matter how hard you train and push so much.
When it comes to training, it’s that consistency and that frequency of repetitions, and sets, and exercises that accumulates over time to make you better, fitter, faster, stronger. Having a training partner can obviously keep you accountable.
Support and Motivation
Similar to that routine, times are going get tough and you can expect things to be tricky. And sometimes you just need someone to lean on. Maybe you can’t be bothered, maybe you want to skip a session. If you’ve got that training partner that won’t help you not skip sessions because it’s going to make you feel guilty by letting someone else down.
This can obviously help the other way as well. If someone else is having a tough time and you can be that rock for them, and help them get through a tough time, that gives you a great sense of those good feelings of helping someone else. This is a great way to do it.
It’s More Fun
By having more fun in the gym you’re more likely to go and establish that routine. Instead of it feeling like a chore, it feels like the best part of your day, which for some people may seem sad. But most days are just wake up, work, sleep, with a sporadic bout of eating.
If you can just have like a little bright spot in your day that is going to the gym where you’re not only training hard and physically working your body, but you’re also mentally stimulated and feel better leaving the gym.
Not everyone needs a training partner, but they can definitely be very helpful especially if you’re first starting out You just need to build that consistency in your training. Having a training partner can also be very beneficial for the veteran.