by Scott Tousignant · Filed Under: Motivation
It would mean a great deal to me if you could take a brief moment to share whether you prefer to workout with a training partner or workout by yourself. I’d also love to know why you prefer one over the other.
I personally haven’t worked out with a training partner for quite a while now. I have found that it helped me get in the zone and block out all distractions. I could just pop in the headphones, crank the music and hone in on my mind-muscle connection.
Well, I had a HUGE eye opener yesterday. For the first time in ages I worked out with a great friend of mine and it took my workout to an entirely new level. I pushed well beyond what I thought were my limits and now realize that I am capable of much more than I previously thought.
At my moments of weakness when I felt like “tapping out” and calling it quits, my training partner found an emotional trigger in me, which fired me up to push out another amazing set. At that point the workout was only halfway complete. It was pretty amazing to see how my energy level, which appeared to be exhausted at the time, shot up again and stayed high throughout the remainder of the workout.
That was a really big eye opener for me, to realize that there may be times during a workout where you feel like there is no more gas left in the tank, but there is indeed plenty more that will allow you to arrive at your destination.
What I also realized is that when you get two people who are serious about achieving a common goal together in a weight room, the energy, the passion, and the experience is magnified. When you have the right training partner, you really can bring out the best in each other.
There was a moment during the workout where my partner gave me a cue and told me exactly where I should be feeling the exercise. This was perfect timing because my focus was not in the exact place where it should have been. That one simple cue set my quads on fire. Not only was my training partner able to get me to enhance my mind-muscle connection, his verbal cues had me visualizing my muscles growing and looking absolutely shredded. This took my intensity to a level that I have never experienced. It had me pushing much harder than I would have if I was not playing those images in my mind.
Unfortunately, my training partner for the day, is a friend from out of town, so now I will be on the lookout for a local partner who is on my training schedule. As I begin my search, I thought I would pose a question to you and our Fat Loss Quickie community who workout with a training partner…
…Do you have any tips for choosing a great training partner?
As I reflected on the killer workout that I just completed and the many benefits of having a great training partner who is like-minded, driven, and wants to see you succeed, I was reminded of the impact that the people whom we choose to surround ourselves with, can have on the outcome of our goals.
Here’s my words of wisdom for the day… “Surround yourself with the people who bring out the best in you… and return the favor by bringing out the best in them.”
Surrounding yourself with the right people can make this transformation journey even more enjoyable and rewarding. It’s an amazing thing to be able to share this incredible journey with like-minded friends… helping each other live to our potential, sculpting the body and life that we deserve.
Now it’s your turn to share your experiences and thoughts on the topic. Do you prefer to train with a partner or workout alone? Why do you prefer one over the other?
Bonus question: What are your tips for choosing a great training partner?
Thanks for your participation.
To achieving your limitless potential,
About The Authors
Scott and Angie Tousignant have been helping busy men and women, just like you, transform their body and life for over a decade. This dynamic duo prides themselves on providing a balanced and practical approach that will motivate and inspire you to become the best YOU that you can be.
Scott and Angie have dedicated themselves to sharing their exact workouts, what they eat, and how they stay motivated to continue transforming their body’s and life.
We’re excited to share in you successful body transformation!