Five reasons why you need a workout partner if you build your own CrossFit garage gym.
I’ve experienced working out alone and with partners over the years and I can say that working out with a partner wins hands down. At times working out alone has its benefits, but in the long run you’ll be happier if you get a partner and here is why.
- Because working out alone sucks: If you have ever tried to workout by yourself it’s fine for a while, maybe even a long while, but eventually you’ll start to wish someone was around. When the weights start talking back its time to find a partner.
- You need someone to motivate you: I am a self-starter and have all the motivation in the world, but if I have a partner there egging me on it pushes me to keep going, especially on those days I feel like vegging on the couch. I also am more likely to stick to working out if I know I’m accountable to someone else.
- Technique: Unless you have tons of mirrors and are able to watch every movement you make, chances are you’ll need someone there to correct your mistakes. CrossFit is full of compound movements, that when done incorrectly can hurt you.
- Someone to whine to: Yep even the toughest folks are gonna be hurting after a hard workout, and chances are they’ll need to vent. If you don’t have someone who’s been there and done that with you, your misery will fall on deaf ears. Nothing like comparing soreness with a workout partner a few days later.
- Competition: Lets face it if you’re into CrossFit or some other sport your competitive by nature. Nothing pushes me harder than when I’m competing against someone else. A workout partner is a built in competitor.
This is a short list of reasons, but I think they are the essentials. For those that have no other option than working out alone, you should really be part of an online community. You can speak with others regarding techniques, upload photos and even videos for feedback. If you need a virtual workout partner you can sign up for free and find one in our Bilderz.com online community or you can visit the CrossFit forums for help.
See you in the hills!