A 2017 joint research from among the top independent fitness organizations in the USA has shown that training with a sports partner can improve performance and help you lose weight. A more recent study, from May 2018, confirmed that the motivation they are able to provide virtual partners is also remarkable. For once we can say an unconditional thanks to social networks. There are many sports-themed ones that grow daily. But those who prefer to have a friend with them to train with will have to take into account some important details in their choice.
Involving your best friend or colleague with whom you can share physical activity during your lunch break may not be the best choice, because you need to consider some factors. To begin with, the choice of the discipline to be followed may immediately exclude people who also seem to be suitable for sharing sporting hardships with you but who may have no interest in what you have decided to do in the gym or outdoors.
Maybe your friend likes to run as much as you do, but he prefers to do it with music in his ears, alone.
It is equally important to choose a partner who has more or less the same level of training, because it would not be profitable for either of them to have to force the rhythm or train below their real possibilities. Starting from a common base will be more useful because you will make progress together, you will stimulate each other and you will not have to stop waiting for your partner to come out of breath because you have left him behind him too much. Probably causing him to give up soon because he can’t keep up with you.
The situation is different with some sports that require learning a technique, such as tennis. In this case it may be useful to have a partner who is more experienced than us so that we can correct our mistakes. But make sure that he too feels stimulated and does not get bored to death in having to teach you the ABC. If you start from scratch what you need is an instructor, not a friend. It has been shown that a friend works better than an extraneous personal trainer, but if you have to learn the choice is obligatory.
Unless of course, your friend is also willing to instruct you.
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