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View Poll Results: Do you train with a partner?
yes 9 21.95%
no 32 78.05%
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:55 PM   #26
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Ive only trained with one person other than that if I don't work out with him its just me and my Ipod
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:28 PM   #27
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no partner for me, when i lift it's all out and planned out. Training with a real dedicated partner can be beneficial but their hard to come by so unless their 100% there with you they get in the way, they do for me anyways.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:33 PM   #28
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My wife and I train together.
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:28 PM   #29
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I used to have one before I moved away. It worked out great for the both of us. since I came to Texas, no.
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Old 05-18-2008, 02:02 PM   #30
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can't. i work at an odd speed. plus i hate relying on someone else.

i usually ask a random for a spot when needed tho.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:31 PM   #31
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When I do cardio, it helps to train with a partner, yes. A little extra motivation and music is a must. Music videos if you got a TV screen.
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:28 AM   #32
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My training pertner is also my eating partner, this is when he really pushes me.
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:22 PM   #33
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No training partner, just me and my iPod as well. However, I could find it good to have a partner to push you ALWAYS and to be there to spot you when you do
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Old 06-07-2008, 02:39 PM   #34
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I don't know anybody else that gets up early in the morning to train at the gym, let alone trains at a gym. I am weird that way in that the group of friends/family I hang out with are not into sports or fitness at all, but I am crazy about it. By no means do they hold me back from training though, so I am grateful for that after hearing stories of people whose friends were not very accepting.

I could see how a training partner would help with spotting and so on, but I feel good training by myself as I can always go at my own pace and I don't feel like I have to show up my partner due to my competitive nature. I can just focus on getting what needs to be done for my goals.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:16 AM   #35
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Ideally that would be nice.

Although since I have been going to the same gym now at about the same time I have got to know who takes it more serious and can provide a good spot when I need one.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:52 AM   #36
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I really like to train with someone as I find I push myself harder but no one in my group of friends workouts often so it's never been a regular partner...
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:40 AM   #37
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I never have trained with anyone on a regular basis, but I think you are right, I would likely push my self more if I had a partner. This would be good for doing PR attempts. You never will regret having a spotter.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:00 PM   #38
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prefer without a partner now that I am full on with more conditioning work. My partner isn't a big fan of it and doesn't really see the importance of doing it...Might as well just do it all by myself.

Also, as long as I have some house music playin on my iPod..I'm good to go.
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:10 PM   #39
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Also, as long as I have some house music playin on my iPod..I'm good to go.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:28 PM   #40
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I train by myself. I've thought about trying to get a friend to go with me, but as a lot of people have said I feel they would just slow me down. None of my friends go to the gym, or understand anything about training. They get confused when I try to explain my routine to them after they ask me "what do you do for ____ (body part)?", so I doubt they would be able to keep up. It would be nice to have someone that was trying to gain and we could kinda keep eachother eating enough though. Diet seems to be a bigger struggle to me than anything I do in the gym.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:51 PM   #41
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I have off and on for years. I do prefer to train alone but if someone wants to I really don't mind. We usually will use different programming but it is nice to have a spotter on occasion that knows exactly how you want it done.
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