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Top training tips for couples this Valentine’s Day

There are many reasons why it’s good to have a training partner when you’re trying to reach a specific fitness goal and what better person to rely on than your other half! Training can be difficult on your own particularly when it comes to getting motivated. It’s so easy to wake up and put the gym off if you’re not feeling it, but a training partner will very rarely let you fall off the wagon.

 

If you don’t have a training partner, we thought we’d share a few reasons with you as to why training with your other half can actually be good for your relationship and health!

 

Meal prep

Prepping food doesn’t take that much effort but it can sometimes seem monotonous, so alternating it between the two of you each week will mix things up slightly. That way you won’t get bored of what you’re eating as you will inspire each other to cook different meals. It’ll also make it fair so that one person isn’t doing all the cooking!

 

Correct form

When you’re training, you can’t always be sure that your form is spot-on which is why it’s always good to get a second opinion. Your partner is probably less afraid of telling you where you’re going wrong than a personal trainer, so be sure to ask them how you’re doing and if they think you can improve.

 

Spotting

When it comes to weight training, having a spotter often gives you the confidence to lift heavier weights more so than if you were training alone. Relying on your partner to spot for you will allow you to push yourself further, grow in strength and build muscle.

 

Good night sleep

Getting a solid amount of sleep each night is significant when achieving goals in the gym and is something you should bear in mind if you have a certain aim in sight. It’s easier to stick to a bedtime routine if you have someone to encourage you to wind down and get an early night. Instead of watching TV together, swap it for a night time read to allow your brain to fully switch off!

 

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All the best,

Sam

 

Sam Yassin

With a degree in Sport and Exercise Science and coming from the country’s most elite sporting town, Loughborough, Sam Yassin is an experienced strength and conditioning coach. He is a member of the UKSCA and is currently working towards his full accreditation. Having passed his examination and LTAD (Long-term Athletic Development) case study, he is well on his way to becoming a gold standard S&C coach. Sam has long been involved in the sporting world, having competed in a wide range of sports from a young age, despite being born with bilateral talipes and having had more than 5 lower body surgeries. In his final year of university, he gained valuable insight into what it takes to be part of a professional team as he interned at Leeds United Football Club as a strength and conditioning coach.

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