How many people workout with a partner?
- 07-31-2008, 10:41 PM
How many people workout with a partner?
I'd like to have a workout partner sometimes because it really helps to have a good spotter sometimes. I hate asking people to spot me at the gym. I feel like I'm annoying them and half the time they don't know how to spot at all. Sometimes though I just find it easier to put my headphones in and zone out.
- 07-31-2008, 10:52 PM
Fukc that, solo is where it's at.The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.-Psalm 18:2
- 08-01-2008, 01:04 AM
08-01-2008, 01:39 AM
08-01-2008, 04:52 PM
08-01-2008, 05:09 PM
I have the best of both worlds. I train with a trainer and she tells me what I need to know and then steps out of the way and lets me do it. She does not talk to me while I'm lifting and if I need a spot she watches me hit failure and quietly walks up and spots me to the finish.
08-01-2008, 08:48 PM
I was foolish and bought a membership to a "healthclub" style workout place for the summer since it was close. Spotters there consist of, "hey so yeah at work today there was this______(insert lameass mundane job talk no one cares about)." These spotters are more of a detriment than anything since they just shoot the breeze while I'm like "Get out of my way jackass so I can do my crap and get out of here." And the normal person doesn't have a clue how to spot it seems like. Usually I pray I run into a friend on chest day, other than that, no dice.
Wish I had a lifting partner though. Lot easier at school and with fball. Over Christmas I'm hitting up this hole in the wall joint that looks like it's been around for 50 years that replaces flat screen tv's with barrels of powder. yeehaw.
08-03-2008, 09:34 AM
I basically fired my last partner.
I have only had 1 good lifting partner in my life......He weighed 240 at the time and i couldnt lift the same.......
My last 3 have been losers............missing days, not wanting to do legs,
I just get in my groove and tune the BS out. Lift and get out.
08-03-2008, 09:49 AM
08-03-2008, 01:26 PM
i trained alone forever until i meet that homo clipse. sometimes it just seems that we are just in the gym together doing the same workout cause we rarely talk to each other using hand signals for adding weight and only really spot each other on our last sets of heavy pressing movements!
this is a toss up for me, but having someone one the same page as you has greatly helped me out but our schedules are different so we train half together and half alone!
08-03-2008, 10:22 PM
I used to train solo as well, went thru probly 3 or 4 people who just didnt wanna train, couldnt keep up, etc etc. I do beleive that having a partner with the same love for working out, same intensity, etc is a great thing to have.
Like Raging said we workout togethor but a lot of the time were doing other things along with our main workout. We dont need to talk to get **** done and we kill it, week in and week out.
So im voting for a partner on this one, its helped me push to new limits and better approach my training and everything along with it!
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08-04-2008, 02:59 PM
08-06-2008, 02:55 PM
08-07-2008, 02:16 AM
Solo all the way man. Pop in my head phones, music gets me pumped, and then forget the mindless drones around me. The only partner i use is weights, and thats all you need.
08-07-2008, 04:49 PM
08-07-2008, 05:12 PM
I have lifted alone for the past 7 years or so. Tuesday this kid I always see at the gym asked if he could workout with me. He's a young guy, but he's pretty strong, and he always seems to work hard. Turns out his partner moved to NC. I told him my split, and he wants to start training with me. So today'll be our first full day working out together. We'll see. I've gotten really used to the solo thing, but if I can benefit from this maybe it'll be a good change. If not, I'm gonna have to send him off. I'm not against lifting with someone else, but I generally play by my own rules and do my own thing, so if it's gonna hold me back - adios, my friend.
08-12-2008, 11:35 AM
For ten year's I've trained alone. I'm a full time firefighter and because of the 24/48 shift it's tough to get someone on the same split. This summer I started training with my wife. Since doing that, I've had some of the best workouts ever. She hates to spend a long time in the gym, so the workouts that normally took me around an hour and a half now take an hour. I get much less rest between sets. Also, when I go heavy and want to do some assisted reps past failure, she is unable to take over a lift like some male spotters would do. She trains with more intensity than 90% of the guys in the gym. On the sappy side, we've gotten closer in our marriage since we started training together.
In fact, I've started a log on here for showing our workouts.
08-12-2008, 11:40 AM
I wish I had a workout partner. I always felt like I had better pace and a better workout when I lifted with someone.
08-12-2008, 12:55 PM
08-12-2008, 03:34 PM
I work out with a partner like 90% of the time, but if schedules allowed it would be all the time. It helps to have some friendly competition, as well as a reliable spotter you know you can trust. Also on days when I don't really feel like working out, I have a commitment to be there for my partner even if I don't feel like it, so personally it helps me a lot.
08-13-2008, 02:03 AM
08-13-2008, 03:34 AM
it probably sounds fkuced up, but i ignore my friends calls/texts when they want to go to the gym..... mostly becuz when i go with them all they do is bittch and say they wanna hit the sauna.
solo is so much better
08-13-2008, 04:02 AM
I train 2x week with a trainer, 1x by myself.
A trainer is different to training with someone else, as his focus is on you (or should be). Can assist with forced reps, spotting etc - this is good when you've got some areas you need to work on.
When I train by myself Im in the zone - don't make eye contact or chat. Don't offer help just do my thing.
08-13-2008, 09:33 AM
I have a partner who enables me to train alot harder than I would by myself, by spotting me, emotional abuse and competition.
08-13-2008, 09:12 PM
08-13-2008, 09:46 PM
yaa!! ive been on my routine for around 8 months..if i ever visit ill be sure to send u a pm! i almost went to LA last month but decided to buy a handgun! (lol, im from texas) ive been seeing good results as well though... i really havent increased strengh.. but my cuts are getting really deep, and muscle seperation is sooooo much more defined..
08-15-2008, 07:13 PM
everyone i know goes to 24, i have LA Fit.. so i really dont have a choice
met a few guys at the gym and now my workouts have extended to almost 1 hr 30 to4 5 mins instead of an hour because they want to talk and socialize..
i prefer solo except once a week when i go with pops to the gym and then i know i have a spotter i can trust, i have seen guys ask around the gym for spotters and have them drop weight on them, id rather go with someone i trust
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08-26-2008, 12:37 PM
09-01-2008, 07:13 PM
Solo for me as well. I have tried a few partners but they don't show or complain/talk too dam much. Besides no one motivates me like I do.
09-02-2008, 03:40 AM
i recently found out i get a better workout solo because no distractions and no slowing down and i depend on myself to lift the weight.
09-10-2008, 11:49 PM
i've done both. right now i'm solo, but i don't mind asking someone for a spot. it just gets annoying that i have to explain to each new person not to be a typical bar molester that moves the weight for you while saying "that's all you! that's all you." just give me a lift if i ask, and let me do my thing after that.
09-10-2008, 11:54 PM
09-10-2008, 11:55 PM
haha ya like i stated im love solo but i hate struggling on like a 15th rep ..last set...then halfway up i get stuck..... i always wink at someone and say, hey bud... lil help
09-11-2008, 12:22 AM
alone every time i tried going with a friend
a) all they want to do is talk
b)they never want to do cardio
c)they mostly want to work on arms and do everything else half assed
09-12-2008, 12:13 PM
09-18-2008, 03:27 PM
Get in the gym, bang out a hard workout and keep it movin',... solo!!! I tried the partner thing and as someone said earlier, they never want to do cardio. I fell into a lapse myself and have put on some pounds.
09-18-2008, 03:51 PM
09-18-2008, 07:17 PM
09-19-2008, 11:15 AM
every partner i ever had quits on me after leg day, or they take a week off and come back till next leg day and leave for a week again.
09-20-2008, 01:29 PM
No partner here.
I used to, but since then I have learned the benefits of not training to complete failure (so no spotter leaded). In my opinion, if you neeedd a spot to finish the rep, you didn't really do the rep.
Plus I have never found a reliable partner, or one who didn't want to talk the whole time.
I wouldn't mind having a partner to do some cardio though. Like pushing cars or some sandbag work or something. I'd look like a tard pushing a car or running around with a sandbag myself.
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