‘Compete like you’re in first. Train like you’re in second’
The key to improving a training session may well be down to perceived self inadequacy. A study conducted at Kansas State University found that those who trained alongside a teammate that they perceived as superior increased their workout time and intensity by 200% compared with when they trained alone.
Your training partner may be vital to your progression so choose wisely.
- Study lead by Professor Brandon Irwin, KSU. Published in the Science Daily on 26/11/12.