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Partner Workouts by Noel Ferrin, Laura Williams

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introduction

Partner workouts give you a chance to enhance and strengthen your exercise routines. They’re more fun than exercising solo, and they offer a level of accountability: You’re more likely to show up, get your sweat on, and see results when you’ve got a friend counting on you—and encouraging you. But the benefits don’t stop there.

why work out with a partner

fun

Doing a million squats alone? Boring. Doing a million squats with a friend? An opportunity for laughter, bonding, and support. A workout buddy makes exercising feel more fun and easier—even when it’s not.

Performance

A 2012 study by researchers at Michigan State University found that people exercising with a partner worked out twice as long as those exercising alone—because ...

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