TRAINING WITH FRIENDS

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Re: TRAINING WITH FRIENDS

Post by Mobster » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:18 am

I'll see if he has a better handle than me.

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Re: TRAINING WITH FRIENDS

Post by Tom K » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:23 am

I've never had a decent workout partner. I train full body and most in the UK train a split routine. If I do get a partner to train with, one of us has to sacrifice.

The few who have done full body workouts with me generally start to flag after a few weeks and start making excuses as to why they can't come, or start coming late to make sure they miss doing squats etc. But full attention on the bench and Curls though when they come round on the routine ;)

I've pretty much trained alone the entire time. It means you make mistakes, miss form cues.. Anyone near London, UK want to train full body old school style? :P

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Re: TRAINING WITH FRIENDS

Post by colinkbell » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:07 pm

I have trained alone since leaving the nest 17 yrs ago. Occasionally I would commute to my nearest club one& half hours away. I could definitely lift more due to the atmosphere at a club. Although I could never take the waiting around when sharing platform. Sometimes at home I would stick on a training hall video whilst training, that was cool! Colin.
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Re: TRAINING WITH FRIENDS

Post by peter yates » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:22 pm

Hi Guys,
yes finding the right training partners is not easy and i feel it must be harder these days.Lucky for me i have a good few friends and family who think and train as i do, so when the opportunity presents it is enjoyable to take advantage of it. The beauty of training by oneself is that you can do what you want when you want,no fees,no time restrictions, no waiting for people to turn up.Anyway lots of great workouts to everyone in 2018.
Regards,Peter.
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Re: TRAINING WITH FRIENDS

Post by sticksb » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:56 am

I had a great friend and training partner named Dave Cummings .
We trained together twice a week for close to seven years .Dave
was a great all around athlete . We kept it simple with most of
the training gravitating around basic major compounds . Off days
we ran , played basketball and boxed and wrestled on occasion .

I train alone now but miss those days . There's nothing now that could
equal them in my experience .

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Re: TRAINING WITH FRIENDS

Post by Harry Hayfield » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:15 am

I shall be honest and say that I often think having a training partner would be a good idea (if only so that I could make sure what I was doing was correct) however they would have to be someone I know very well indeed, be up to ten years older than me and be a lot stronger so that as I progressed they could still spot me.
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Re: TRAINING WITH FRIENDS

Post by 28kgKB » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:11 pm

I've had training partners on and off for years, but probably in the last 15 years or so, I've preferred to train alone as I can focus much better and get the best out of my training. What I tended to find with training partners is we usually ended up talking more than training and a normal one hour workout ended up being a two hour ordeal.

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Re: TRAINING WITH FRIENDS

Post by sticksb » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:06 pm

One day a week (now) includes training on a product or
gizmo I can easily build myself , document and eventually
share . That's what drew a series of serious trainers to my
basement gym over the years . Hummm or maybe it was that
little fridge full of cold ones I had in the corner of the room ...

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Re: TRAINING WITH FRIENDS

Post by peter yates » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:19 pm

sticksb wrote:One day a week (now) includes training on a product or
gizmo I can easily build myself , document and eventually
share . That's what drew a series of serious trainers to my
basement gym over the years . Hummm or maybe it was that
little fridge full of cold ones I had in the corner of the room ...
Or maybe both. ;)
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Re: TRAINING WITH FRIENDS

Post by sticksb » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:44 pm

The basic inventory was a York portable power rack
w/ dip bars + chin bar and weight pegs
400# York Olympic set
Ironman flat to incline bench
600# of Roberts/Billard/York exercise plates
(2) 6 foot 12/20 cold rolled steel bars 1-1/4" dia.
(2) sets (Bollinger) DB handles
Gin wheel lat machine
Wooden box bench
Loadable leverage arm for the power rack . Three trainess Mon/Wed/Fri
" " " Tues/Thurs
Saturday hung the heavy/speed/peanut bags and had 2 boxers working out .
This bustled for 20 years . As the crew moved away , got married or passed on
faces changed and interest dwindled but lost none to juice bars and thonged
assistants . It was a real weightroom .

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