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Tip #7: Why You Shouldn’t Train Alone

Researchers had members of the Oxford rowing team participate in a 45 minute rowing session.  They then measured the athlete’s pain thresholds with a blood pressure cuff tightened around the athlete’s arms.  The rowers who had worked out as a group could tolerate twice as much pressure and discomfort.  The theory behind these findings is that social interactions ramp up the body’s production of endorphins, the feel good chemical that lessens the sensation of pain.

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