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Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner?

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Rob Reynolds
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2015/02/26 09:16:20 (permalink)
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Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner?

I prefer to train alone. Having a training partner can do wonders to your motivation, but I hate all the waiting and dependency on the partner. Keep in mind, your training partner can sometimes guide you the wrong way, push you to lift weight beyond your capacity leading to injury. And also the jealousy factor is always there.
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    stinking_dylan
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    Re: Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner? 2015/02/26 09:31:32 (permalink)
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    Depends on what I'm doing.
    Interval training I like in a group as it pushes you.
    Endurance on my own, just me and an audio book or my tunes.
    I have no preference for lifting, but tend to do it alone as I just want to get it done with no fuss.

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    Re: Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner? 2015/02/26 09:37:08 (permalink)
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    On my own so i can go at my own pace, plus it dont take so long.







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    Re: Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner? 2015/02/26 09:43:05 (permalink)
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    Rob Reynolds
    I prefer to train alone. Having a training partner can do wonders to your motivation, but I hate all the waiting and dependency on the partner. Keep in mind, your training partner can sometimes guide you the wrong way, push you to lift weight beyond your capacity leading to injury. And also the jealousy factor is always there.




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    It depends for me, I had 1 great training partner, and we worked well as a team, 3 others have tried but don't train in the same way as me so found that it was probably doing more harm than good.
    Only thing that suffers is going for 1rm, or that extra 2 reps, but on the other hand, offers far more flexibility.
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    Re: Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner? 2015/02/26 11:15:58 (permalink)
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    Always train alone and that's how I like it. people like to talk too much, and idont focus aswell with a training partner

      




     
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    Re: Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner? 2015/02/26 11:31:43 (permalink)
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    with a partner. I wouldn't have the confidence to go for PB's etc without a spotter.

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    Re: Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner? 2015/02/26 11:34:57 (permalink)
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    Training partners. Or specifically other powerlifters at a club would be ideal. At my gym there are 4 off us that powerlift and jointly own a half decent bar. But our schedules means I rarely train with them properly.

    Training in a team would def a a big help. Particularly with other experinced lifters.
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    Re: Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner? 2015/02/26 12:12:06 (permalink)
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    On my own but miss spotters.
     
    I like to train quite fast these days.  Don't rest too much between sets and like the flexibility of going by feel sometimes.  Just need a spot on my heavy bench, Shoulder pressing DB's and squats would be good.  
     
    All that said, 2 guys in my gym have started training together on a morning and they do seem to be really pushing each other.
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    Re: Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner? 2015/02/26 12:37:33 (permalink)
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    Used to always have a partner but since I've changed my routine etc I don't require one anymore nor do I miss one
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    Re: Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner? 2015/02/26 12:47:33 (permalink)
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    Partner definitely.

    I train in a team at uni at atm so anywhere from one to 10 partners. Best way to train. Community, laughter and lots of motivation.

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    Re: Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner? 2015/02/26 17:09:01 (permalink)
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    Always by myself these days. I work nights and with my rest times being all over the place it's too much hassle keeping to a regular plan. Hate being in a routine.
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    Re: Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner? 2015/02/26 17:26:12 (permalink)
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    Trained with a mate last two years and we both made huge strides. Similar strength and attitudes so it really worked, we pushed eachother and we both brought different ideas to the table. Work has changed now so I have to train alone again, perfectly happy with that too but I don't think I progress as quickly.
     
    I haven't enjoyed training with others in the past for many of the reasons above.
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    Re: Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner? 2015/02/26 18:55:04 (permalink)
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    With - various people.  It motivates me more
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    Re: Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner? 2015/02/26 19:02:18 (permalink)
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    It'd have to be a grip nut like me otherwise no.

     
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    Re: Do you prefer to train with or without a training partner? 2015/02/26 19:05:31 (permalink)
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    Alone

     
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