Do you test new workout partners?

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  1. Paintballny

    Paintballny New Member

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    Whenever someone wants to work out with me (usually a friend when I am home for the summer) I always do an abnormally high volume/low rest period workout to see if they can hang/have a good attitude about lifting/don't talk too much. Anyone else do this or am I just an asshole?
     
  2. TZ

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    Na...i try to only work out with people who are stronger than me anyways
     
  3. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    Aren't lots of folk on low volume, heavy sets and rest long periods in between to build strength?
     
  4. Skeletor

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    i just work out alone
     
  5. Paintballny

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    I miss training down in PA.. I was the weakest one and everyone was awesome. Oh and no shitty gym music... Home for the summer = good gym.. but it can get crowded and its expensive.
     
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    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    I wish I was fit enough to feel like I could "test" someone :p
     
  7. TZ

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    meh, after working out at a PL gym I can say that I train just as hard on my own in a shitty commercial gym. I can hit PR's and make progress wherever I want, it doesn't matter where I do it really. I used to think that I needed to work out at some hardcore place but it isn't necessarily true. i mean it helps to have stronger people and knowledgable people give you tips on form and whatnot but yeah
     
  8. Skeletor

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    fuckin college kids cmoing home turning my normally-empty gym into a zoo at all hours. :mad:


    There's actually one chick who is like 6'6" and cutehot. Maybe I should say something to her... I saw her doing hang cleans the other day with great form. Very rare indeed.
     
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    prob a volleyball player
     
  10. Skeletor

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    or basketball.
     
  11. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    or "she" is a figment of your imagination in the mirror :naughty:
     
  12. Paintballny

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    I get by fine wherever I am but private gyms are definately my preference. My local gym is awesome though just wish their weekend hours were better.
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    awww you won't workout with me :wtc: on behalf of canada i uninvite you to ever come here
     
  14. The Boy Bastard

    The Boy Bastard Bewbie's??

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    :bigthumb: I do the same thing, I think it's better to find out right off the bat if they are serious. Last thing I want is someone too busy talking and not spotting.
     
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    I think its due to bad experiences in the past with friends who wanted to lift but showed up late, never worked hard, complained too much, talked all the time, etc..
     
  16. The Boy Bastard

    The Boy Bastard Bewbie's??

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    Or like my roomate who thinks because a chick walks in a door behind him she wants his nuts. Nevermind the fact it's the only door to the building:rofl:
     
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