Having no work-out partner ftl

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  1. takumi6

    takumi6 New Member

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    Sucks.. I'm a skinny fuck.. and tryng to bulk plus lift heavy is hard.. especially when you have no spotter :wtc:
     
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    GTLifter Banned

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    Do you lift in an empty gym? I doubt it, so ball up and ask some dude for a spot.
     
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    meh... just ask for a spot but not monopolize anyones time. Partners are great if you have a good one, but 9 times out of 10 they suck real bad.
     
  4. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    I have no problem asking a different person for a spot each time.
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    Yup, ask for a spot. No one is going to say no. And if some one does, they're a douche bag.
     
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    I ask.. only on severe situation when I know the weight im about to work is probably 2 rep at BEST... other than that... my gym is pretty gloom... well actually past couple days its been full of "that guys" since the new years :hsugh: ..
     
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    and? ask that guy for a damn spot and stop being a pussy!
     
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    i like lifting alone.
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    :werd: i used to feel stupid about it, but, fuck it: i need to lift.

    you can lift a lot more when you're not worried about the bar coming down on your throat or having to dump a bar (which i've done :o).
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    i was in the rack one day, but i set the bars too low.. i got pinned and it hurt like hell :hs:
     
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    I would love to have a realiable partner, but realistically all my friends who want to get in shape go through the regular spurts of bicep curls and bench press, and cant always fit into my workout schedual.
     
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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    also: if i see someone benching solo, I always offer to spot them.
     
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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    as long as i don't end up with a broken windpipe, they did fine :dunno:
     
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    Lucky for me I have my brother to drag my skinny ass though the gym
     
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    i love it when ppl ask me if i need a spot :bigthumb:
     
  20. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    i actually prefer to lift alone
     
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    i usually prefer lifting alone, but a few months ago, my friend and i worked out together pretty hard for like 3-4 months and i put up big improvements in everything...the workouts took fuckin forever though
     
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    it's nice on the bench press and incline bench. i dont have a workout partner though, makes it way too difficult to schedule times unless you both have the same schedule
     
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  24. Phineas Q Stork

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    But at the same time, for those in strength sports, having a group to train with is the way to go. I just deal without for the time being
     
  25. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Yeah I miss having a gym partner but I do mostly dumbells now so it's not so bad.

    What is the "wrong" way to spot someone on a bench? As long as I'm not injured and they don't yank the weight off me when I need a gentle help, they did fine for me!
     
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