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2014/10/06 16:41:26 (permalink)

Train Solo / Training with a Partner

Hey guys 
 
quick question.
who on here prefers to train solo ? And who prefers to train with a partner?
 
for obvious reasons they both have positives and negatives.
 
Be interested to see peoples opinion on this 
 
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    dirtyvest
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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/10/06 16:59:15 (permalink)
    Much prefer training on my own, always have done other than my first few years getting in to it. I am still quite social with those who are down there but I never train WITH anyone

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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/10/06 17:07:22 (permalink)
    Train on my own,always have done, much prefer my own company!
     
    There are some people in my gym who 'train' in groups of 4 or sometimes even groups of 5, they take up a bench, rack or whatever for hours at a time, wouldn't be to bad if they got on with it and actually trained. Reality is one person does a set, then they start checking their phones or texting etc before the second person in the group starts his set.
     
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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/10/06 17:38:59 (permalink)
    I've experience this same issue Oldy haha. it looks more like a social then a session.
    i must admit tho i did use to find it difficult to keep self motivate and progress pass PB's especially when i first started out training.
    But due to a good level of self discipline i could just stick the earphones in and crack on. I could be in and out within 30 minutes at times.  
     
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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/10/06 20:03:42 (permalink)
    Would rather train in a group. Spots, tech calls, training discussion and banter.
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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/10/06 21:14:13 (permalink)
    My training is way too short and unorthodox for any training partner to want to do it.
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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/10/06 21:48:51 (permalink)
    iaink
    Would rather train in a group. Spots, tech calls, training discussion and banter.


    This for me.

    However, I train alone and have done for over 2 years now. More than happy to do it and still very motivated.

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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/10/08 12:52:14 (permalink)
    WhiteSnake
    My training is way too short and unorthodox for any training partner to want to do it.


    Exactly the same as me, I train mostly using HIT principles. Most people just don't get it and would rather train 1-2 hours a day 4/5 days a week which is far more volume than I use
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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/11/13 07:50:28 (permalink)
    Oldy
    Train on my own,always have done, much prefer my own company!
     
    There are some people in my gym who 'train' in groups of 4 or sometimes even groups of 5, they take up a bench, rack or whatever for hours at a time, wouldn't be to bad if they got on with it and actually trained. Reality is one person does a set, then they start checking their phones or texting etc before the second person in the group starts his set.
     
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    THIS!

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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/11/13 08:03:21 (permalink)
    Always on my own, and always at home - I use it to get away from people and think about nothing but lifting some weight. Shut the shed door and that's it. Although, I have been staying away from home a few weeks at a time recently and had to train in a gym. For some reason it really got on my nerves having to wait for the squat rack, watching PTs doing shrugs there when there's a bar and platform free on the other side of the gym (5m away).

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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/11/13 09:43:23 (permalink)
    Oldy
    Train on my own,always have done, much prefer my own company!
     
    There are some people in my gym who 'train' in groups of 4 or sometimes even groups of 5, they take up a bench, rack or whatever for hours at a time, wouldn't be to bad if they got on with it and actually trained. Reality is one person does a set, then they start checking their phones or texting etc before the second person in the group starts his set.
     
    KUNTS!


    This happened at my old gym, went to use the smith and some dick shouted across oi we are using it - so I said get over and fkn use it then which didn't go down to we'll with him and his wanna be gangsta mates, so it was either i left or I end up in prison...

    Nothing worse than those who hound something and just sit there pissing about in their phone for ten minutes and insist their not done, but what can you do? Either wait or physically move them on.
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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/11/14 07:39:31 (permalink)
    Gain some muscle, then they won't argue

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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/11/18 21:58:28 (permalink)
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    iaink
    Would rather train in a group. Spots, tech calls, training discussion and banter.


    This for me.

    However, I train alone and have done for over 2 years now. More than happy to do it and still very motivated.



    TBH vast majority of the time I train alone. There are a group of 4 powerlifters at my gym. We own a b ar we keep out back. However due to different schedules I probably only actually train with someone once or twice a month. Dam is it good getting hands off in the bench when that happens! :)
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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/11/19 11:03:36 (permalink)
    Prefer training alone typically as I know what style of training is best to get the most out of workouts for my body.  Also can't do with people who faff, I like to train within 60-90min max.
     
    Saying that, I do like training specific parts of my workout with select buddies, such as heavy squat day or heavy bench day.  Having that bit of competition and someone reliable to spot you is a great thing.  Will often drop a mate a text to synchronize for squats, nothing else tho, just the squats.  Leg press, lunges and isolations etc don't need spotters.  Nothing worse than having to resort to a random to spot you, giving too much support or not enough or even just doing it poorly i.e. grabbing your waist when squtting - what good is that really?

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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/12/02 13:13:28 (permalink)
    I used to train with mates and as there'd be a good few of us in the gym at once, it would swap around.  Some lads just worked for me.  Roughly lifting the same so there wasn't as much messing about with weight in between sets.  Got on with it and swapped between exercises quickly.  I once trained in a group of 3 and it was just too slow.
     
    These days, since changing jobs, training at gyms near work, or early mornings to fit in with schedules, I train alone.  I do miss not having a spotter and someone to spur me. 
     
    I've been on my current routine, 6am training before work, for just over a year now and I do know the 4 or 5 blokes that are in the weights area and get a spot every now and then.  2 of the blokes have got talking last week after training at the same time for months and have started training together.  I sort of wish I'd got in there and started training with them.
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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/12/04 05:19:40 (permalink)
    I train solo.  unless somebody knows what they're doing, you're better off training alone.  Otherwise you can risk getting injured by some knucklehead who's not paying attention or trying to show off. 
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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/12/04 05:21:05 (permalink)
    WhiteSnake
    My training is way too short and unorthodox for any training partner to want to do it.


    That sounds hilarious.  I'd like to see you in action.
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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/12/09 17:02:04 (permalink)
    Solo. 
     
    You can have the greatest gym partner in the world, but a sudden change in motivation/determination/intensity from their side will effect yours too. 
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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/12/09 19:04:20 (permalink)
    Alone.... altho I do chat and banter with the others down there, I lift solo

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    Re: Train Solo / Training with a Partner 2014/12/19 17:50:56 (permalink)
    I train alone, dont have much luck with training partners. Bumped into a guy i know, he asked if i still go?, i said yes, he said ok, il meet you. I thought feck, hope he dont turn up. He turned up. Pullups first i said. He grabbed the bar, then just hung there. I thought ****, this is gona be a crap session, it was.
     
    On another occasion i was doing dumbell bench press. You know that part where your struggling, but your certain you can get it it up. Well, a guy behind me noticed, and thought he would intervene. Anyways, he did, but when i put the dumbells down on my Knees and kind of jumped forward, i caught him square on the chin with my forehead:(.
     
    I know another guy who seriously injured is elbow with a similar intervention whist he was doing 60kilo dumbell incline, something he was quite used to doing.
     
    Ive trained with friends in the past, but found it difficult to stick with a routine that worked for me.
    post edited by SeanR - 2014/12/20 10:31:23
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