How to motivate your workout partner
If you work out together with someone and the person starts complaining and saying "I can't do this", "I'm too tired", "this is too hard", "I don't have the energy" and stuff like that in the middle of the workout, what do you do? I tend to just get annoyed and cranky which of course doesn't help at all, so I need some advice on how to react and what to say. :)
The best motivation is you doing your best. My son motivated me last year just by working out. If they want it, they will.
Everyone has there limits. My coworker who has been wanting to get back in shape has been hitting the gym with me. He can keep up right until we get to stuff like weight lifting plus added cardio. So I understand, I don't push him to an uncomfortable point, but I do push. I encourage him to do more home workouts so he can start keeping up. But I guess you shouldn't be annoyed, maybe modify your planned workout if they can't keep up. Like if they can't do burpees tell them to do mountain climbers or calf raises. Good luck anna.
- Find out WHY he wants to workout - when you both know the real reason, you find a way to do
-What are his goals - not yours ;-) write them down, make a list and let him look at it every day. Whenever he has reached one goal, mark it
- What kind of workouts does he want?
- What is he able to do today?
- Agree when he say's "it's too hard" but change the words to positive - "Yes, it's not easy now..."
_ In which thingsis he good? Give him examples of all the things, he has leanred and done in his life
- Ask him to try and start as easy as possible - he has to get the feeling of success
- IF he is like a gambler, push and tease him - "look, I can do this and you can't?"
- If you do, don't always talk to him, telling how he has to do it. Let him do, as long as he doesn't do big mistakes.