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The Best Valentines Day Partner Workout

It's almost Valentine’s Day! What better way to spend it, than with your boyfriend, girlfriend or gym buddy to do a workout challenge

Training with a partner when compared to training alone has been shown to boost performance (Irwin et al., 2012). This is a prime example of the Köhler effect, that occurs when a person works harder as a member of a group than when working alone. This is based on the fact that nobody wants to be the worst there. As well as this, Plante et al. (2001), found that exercise with another may be calming but more tiring due to a potential increased competition or workload. In other words, the stress-reducing benefits of exercise were enhanced, while simultaneously working harder