Do you prefer to workout alone or with someone?

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    Nov 18, 2010 8:02 AM GMT
    Theres a group of straight guys I work with that workout regularly at a different gym than i do, but constantly ask me to workout with them.

    Im flattered because they dont care that Im gay & etc but I just prefer to workout alone.

    How about you?
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    Nov 18, 2010 8:22 AM GMT
    Alone usually because big guys can be intimidating, especially when they lift my max for warm up sets! I wouldn't mind so much if the guy's about the same as me though as it can come in handy when you need a spotter.
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    Nov 18, 2010 11:51 AM GMT
    Hi

    I prefer doing it alone.


    get rid of spots
  • bad_wolf

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    Nov 18, 2010 11:59 AM GMT
    I need company, screaming in my own head for one last rep doesn't work as well as the actual thing.
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    Nov 18, 2010 1:03 PM GMT
    Alone. If my friends go with me I end up socializing more often than not and lose focus.
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    Nov 18, 2010 1:08 PM GMT
    I like a mixture.... they have different strengths and weaknesses.
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    Nov 18, 2010 1:13 PM GMT
    I always work out alone. I wear earphones the whole time anyway, so it's just easier to stay focused on what I need to do.
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    Nov 18, 2010 1:17 PM GMT
    When doing weights its great to have somebody to check that your form is correct and to spot for you.
    Cardio however I prefer to go at it alone.
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    Nov 18, 2010 1:30 PM GMT
    If i could find a mixture of both i'd be the happiest man on earth..

    I like working out alone (mostly can do arms and legs with out a spotter and i love it) for the sake that i can just blast my music and not have to worry about talking to someone.

    I LOVE working out with my friend because of spotting, i can go a lot heavier and feel that after the first 3-5 reps i know he'll spot me to 10-12. Specially when working chest and back.

    If i could find someone that doesn't talk for about an hour and a half and doesn't mind me wearing headphones.. I'd LOVE IT. Problem is, when you have a spot you're always going to talk.. And i didn't go to the gym to talk.
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    Nov 18, 2010 1:36 PM GMT
    Samm77 saidIf i could find a mixture of both i'd be the happiest man on earth..

    I like working out alone (mostly can do arms and legs with out a spotter and i love it) for the sake that i can just blast my music and not have to worry about talking to someone.

    I LOVE working out with my friend because of spotting, i can go a lot heavier and feel that after the first 3-5 reps i know he'll spot me to 10-12. Specially when working chest and back.

    If i could find someone that doesn't talk for about an hour and a hal
    f and doesn't mind me wearing headphones.. I'd LOVE IT. Problem is, when you have a spot you're always going to talk.. And i didn't go to the gym to talk.


    I was with you up til the end of the bold type. But I´m not going to the fucking gym to have you listen to music. It´s like texting during a date. NEXT!
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    Nov 18, 2010 1:37 PM GMT
    I workout with my cousin usually cause we motive each other to do that extra rep. I did embarrass him this one time when he was spotting me cause I made grunt/moan sorta noise that was well loud and could have been placed in a different context...icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:25 PM GMT
    I always work out alone. I put my iPod on and get going. I used to think that I needed a workout partner, but I have found that I am much more productive and efficient working out alone. I see my trainer once a month to ensure that my form is good and to track progress, but that's about the extent of it.

    I agree with Samm77. I don't go to the gym to talk. If I want to socialize, I go to the dog park or a bar.
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:40 PM GMT
    I workout alone most of the time, but I like having workout partners when they are big enough to kick my ass at the gym. Trying to get to their level is a great motivator.
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:44 PM GMT
    It Depends,

    I like working out alone, However, if I am going to lift more that day a friend is great for spotting and helping.
    For me, I get comfortable on the same weight, so every now and then, a good spotting friend at the gym helps!
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:45 PM GMT
    alone icon_sad.gif i would relly like someone els to work out with so i can get pushed to the max icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:47 PM GMT
    I like working out alone for cardio - because i'm usually completely out of breath and not able to be sociable.

    For lifting I'd love to have a workout buddy, for spotting/encouragement/comparing notes on the various hot guys/freaks at the gym.
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:49 PM GMT
    With someone! My training partner rocks for pushing a few more reps out of me, and I feel safer doing heavier weights b/c he's strong as hell and sticks with me when he can see I'm struggling. Plus he has a good head for how much I can do on various lifts. Plus he's funny and thinks I am, too, so it makes the time go by.

    Only problem is he's really busy and flakes often. But he was hard enough to find so I deal.
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:53 PM GMT
    I prefer if I go with someone but we each do our own thing, just so I have someone to swim with afterward. I actually hate it if anybody talks to me while I'm lifting though.
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    Alone, that is my time with ME...my body, my thoughts, my music.

    That is why I built a home gym in my house, I can listen to what I want, do what I want, meditate there in my gym.

    There are some guys that I don't even like using a urinal after, much less lay in thier sweat and smell their scent after they have used a machine.
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    With someone. much more fun that way.
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    Nov 18, 2010 3:32 PM GMT
    I only workout alone, beacuse when i workout with a friend or buddy them seem to drag my workouts down.

    I know that sounds kind of bad, but they never move fast enough between sets (I prefer minimal rests sets) and they always tucker out far before I'm ready to quit.

    Maybe if I found my workout equally it could work... maybe.
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    Nov 18, 2010 3:35 PM GMT
    Preferably with someone at my level of motivation and weight training since I hate having to ask a stranger to spot me when I am lifting heavier weight.
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    Nov 18, 2010 3:39 PM GMT
    I prefer working out alone for the most part. I'm pretty much a total dick if you can't keep up. Most of my friends don't make it to a second workout. So far, my roomy is the only one that not only puts up with my prickish attitude, but actually pushes me. Even then, we only really collaborate for chest. When we move on to arms it's "bitch, see ya in an hour".
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    Nov 18, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    alone
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    Nov 18, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
    Between 20 and 40yo, I often trained alone.

    But I mean... alone. Running in an empty stadium, doing squats in empty weight lifting room etc...

    I remember doing a sprint workout, under the rain, in winter, in the dark, because the policy was to shut off the stadium light if less than 5 athletes were present, to save cost ;-)