Understanding Team Training

by Jason Jaksetic, Spartan Fitness Writer and Editor

 

A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
-Ovid

Friends don’t let friends miss workouts.  That’s exactly what they are there for when deciding to train with friends, or with soon-to-be friends- for those who workout together stay together, almost invariably.  Time to stop thinking your kung-fu level mindfulness and suffer quotients won’t be reached if you relax a bit and laugh during a workout.  You just might discover that your performance goes through the roof, after you let group dynamics dictate a few workouts.

Here are the top 4 reasons you should join a team.

1.  Accountability:  You’ll be less likely to skip workouts when someone is counting on you.

2.  Expose weaknesses:  Fact, you’re not the best.  Own it.  See what others can do better, and learn from them.  Better the practice field, then the race course.

3.  Expose strengths:  Fact, there are things you can do way better than others.  Own it.  Be proud, but humple.  Congratulate yourself, and move on.

4.  Push yourself harder:   You might very well have a gear you’ve never used, never knew you had.  Maybe someone will either inspire or anger you enough to engage it.

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