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    Training partner

    Just curious to see who have one and do you think it give you the motivation to train harder to reach your goals, I train along 99% of the time I work shift work so it's hard to have a set time to grind.

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    I used to train with a buddy who was dedicated like I was. We trained together for awhile and I got the best results of my life. It would be great to train with someone again.

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    Finding a partner is tricky. I had a great partner way back until he moved. Nowadays, I train alone and feel better this way. Gave a few partners a try but I can't take the complaining, moans & groans. Training solo until further notice.

    As for finding a spot, I just ask another gym goer.

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    I had a great wo partner before I moved here. Always motivated each other, always knew the exact amount to help with a spot. And we were friends outside the gym too.

    Funny, cause I was able to talk a neighbor into wo with me.

    He only showed up once and never again.

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    I never really had a training partner that I didnt pay as a trainer. Now I go solo or with the wife... Hell I trust her more to spot me than half the idiots in the gym...Plus we have power racks I will use one those if i end up needing a spot.

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    For years I trained with a powerlifting team. Very nice to be around others with similar goals and intensity. Nice to always have a spotter handy, too. You can learn to train very effectively and efficiently on your own however, if need be. These days I rarely train with anyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDR View Post
    For years I trained with a powerlifting team. Very nice to be around others with similar goals and intensity. Nice to always have a spotter handy, too. You can learn to train very effectively and efficiently on your own however, if need be. These days I rarely train with anyone else.
    I may add to this that I have learned to train more efficiently alone being that I can't ask for a spotter to help. I've gained a better mind muscle connection as a result.

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    I hate training with people. It fucks up my concentration and timing. For me, training is about focus and being in the moment. It might be the closest thing to spirituality I will ever get. People just get in the way of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    I hate training with people. It fucks up my concentration and timing. For me, training is about focus and being in the moment. It might be the closest thing to spirituality I will ever get. People just get in the way of that.
    My girlfriend tried to come with me to workout and i stopped her dead in her tracks. Gym time is my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllergicToApples View Post
    My girlfriend tried to come with me to workout and i stopped her dead in her tracks. Gym time is my time.
    Dude you missing out... My wife trains with me sometimes and it get her horny as hell plenty of befits after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyB View Post
    Dude you missing out... My wife trains with me sometimes and it get her horny as hell plenty of befits after.
    Lmfao

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllergicToApples View Post
    My girlfriend tried to come with me to workout and i stopped her dead in her tracks. Gym time is my time.
    Haha... I've had my wife come with me to the weight room a couple times. I've been teaching her some new things and I enjoy it. I told her that I will only train her as long and she listens to me 110%. She kept questioning me and kept complaining... Now I just kinda skate around the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tbjeff View Post
    Haha... I've had my wife come with me to the weight room a couple times. I've been teaching her some new things and I enjoy it. I told her that I will only train her as long and she listens to me 110%. She kept questioning me and kept complaining... Now I just kinda skate around the idea.
    Yea man, my girlfriend is nowhere near athletic & has never stepped foot in a gym period. It doesn't sound like a good idea to me lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    I hate training with people. It fucks up my concentration and timing. For me, training is about focus and being in the moment. It might be the closest thing to spirituality I will ever get. People just get in the way of that.
    Same here buddy.

    It's turn up the tunes and zone out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    ... For me, training is about focus and being in the moment. It might be the closest thing to spirituality I will ever get. People just get in the way of that.
    This. I definitely think there can be a zen aspect to training. Buddhism teaches about mindfulness training, including mindfulness of the body (and unification of the body and mind) and weight training can certainly get me there. A good workout has a lot of similarities to a good meditation session and I can't see a partner doing anything but getting in the way. I don't use music for kinda similar reasons - I don't want any distractions keeping me from getting totally into what my body is doing at any given moment.
    Time is an illusion - lunchtime, doubly so

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