The following selection is taken from writer David Robson (BodyBuilding.com). Each post will contain a new foundation from his article, "12 Fat Loss Transformation Foundations for your Future Physique."
If you do not already have one, a training partner can make a tremendous difference to the quality of your workouts through the motivation they offer - by encouraging you to push further than you may otherwise be motivated to - and the mutual goals they might have. (They may face the same obstacles your do; by working together you can both find solutions to overcome your training challenges.) To train alone and make the kind of progress one might when working with a training partner one has to be supremely confident and motivated. Though most of us who train regularly are, compared to most, willing to do whatever it takes to achieve our goals, very few people are entirely sure of themselves all of the time.
Training with a like-minded person who shares your passion for health and fitness will help to motivate you to not only give your best each time you workout, but will also inspire you to further progress through the achievements they are able to make.