Squad Goals: Work Out With Your Friends

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Sometimes, it can be pretty hard finishing a strenuous workout on your own. Especially in the cold and dark time of the year. Training with a partner (both male or female), however, opens up a whole new range of possibilities for motivation. Your training partner can help you hang tough and achieve your goals, regardless of how far away they may seem at first. Squad goals we're all looking for. Read our 5 reasons why working out with the squad benefits in and out.

1. More motivation and no lame excuses

It's Sunday and you're chilling on the couch. Netflix is on all day. Sounds like the perfect excuse to skip today’s training, right? Not if you are training with a partner, it doesn’t! Regular workout times with your friends help you to stick it out and finish your routine. The chances of you choosing your couch over your training session are much lower in this case. It would be pretty embarrassing, wouldn’t it, if you cancelled on your friends because “you didn’t feel like it”? There is just no space for lame excuses when it comes to working out with the squad.

2. It makes training more fun

One way of increasing the fun factor while you're working out is to come up with new ideas on how you can modify your exercises or make your runs together more interesting. For example, instead of just doing a plank challenge, try one with partner hand slaps. Or throw a ball back and forth while doing sit-ups. There are lots of ways you can shake up your training plan – but the craziest and funniest ideas will come to you when you brainstorm together with a friend.

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3. You push each other

Squad goals also means that you'll push each other to the limit. There is no giving up anymore because your training partner will help you build up your motivation again. A sporting challenge among friends can help you to push each other and stretch your limits. Include some fun competition like who will run the most miles in January or who can do the most burpees in a minute?

4. Sport brings people together

The best reasons for exercising with friends is the social interaction. People who train together form a group identity and no longer feel alone. When you accomplish something on your own, of course, it’s amazing. Sharing your successes with your friends who know how hard you’ve worked to conquer your inner couch potato feels even better. And if things don’t go as planned? Who cares? Working out together and achieving goals as a squad bonds people together and makes their friendship that much stronger.

5. Train together, stay together

You should also consider training with your romantic partner. Some of us do this on a regular basis and we're convinced that working out together strengthens the relationship. A morning run, a gym date in the evening or a bike trip on the weekend can heat things up – isn’t that reason enough to work out with your better half?

So, are you still vegging on the couch, or are you already out there racing your partner? Let us know about your Squad and maybe one day we can all work out together? 

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