Going every day to the gym almost sounds like impossible to a lot of people because, by the time they come home from work, they would rather just sit on the sofa and eat something with a nice movie than tire them in the gym. One big reason for this lazy attitude is that in any case, they will only be letting their own selves down and not anyone else. The situation, therefore, changes when you have a workout partner. Being and having a partner puts a certain stamp on you that you have to show up every day. If you want to make your time in the gym worthwhile by having a good partner, follow these six easy steps.
#1 Choose the right partner
You should always go for the person who is in a similar situation where you stand. For instance, if you have just started with the gym and you get a partner who is a strong bodybuilder, then chances are your duo will not work for long. Your partner should have similar goals, and his/her situation should be relatable. But one thing should be kept in mind that your gym partner should be more motivated than you so that he/she can have a positive effect on you.
#2 Be reliable
The whole reason behind making a workout partner is to make sure that you both show up daily. What good is it going to be if one is constantly not showing up? You have to respect your partner and be there every day unless there is some major emergency, even in that case you should inform beforehand. If you are this considerate, then your partner in return will care equally for you.
#3 Don’t forget to workout
You go to the gym to work out, so make sure you are achieving that. Chatting and catching up on missed events with your partner can be done someplace outside the gym or as soon as you both get done with your daily exercise. Working out needs concentration and focus so while you’re at the gym focus only your exercise.
#4 Be honest
Your partnership should be a healthy and helpful one where you both show the real picture to each other. Don’t help your partner on a bench press and have him celebrate something he didn’t achieve. Both of you have, to be honest with each other regarding what you can and can’t do.
#5 Know when to touch the bar
Your job as a spotter is to make sure that no heavy equipment crushes your partner’s face. Other than that, you’re not supposed to keep him/her in an illusion of what they can lift. Sometimes, spotters touch the bar too soon, and this isn’t good either. You need to touch the bar only when it comes to a complete stop.
#6 Encourage and celebrate
You need to boost each other’s morale and buck each other up for every milestone achieved, even if it is a small one. Everyone starts from zero so you shouldn’t be ashamed of celebrating small targets because all of that encourages you for a bigger one.