finding a good gym/gym partner

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    Apr 11, 2008 10:49 AM GMT
    so, i'm not sure if this is the right forum for this, but I feel like the only way i'm ever going to reach my weight gain goals is if i have someone to do it with. I always start off really dedicated but then get frustrated because results are so slow in coming. It's hard for me because my metabolism is crazy fast and I don't really have the time or money to be eating and preparing food all the time (which I know sounds like I'm making excuses). however, i'm also very very competitive and i know if i had a partner to workout with i'd always want to be better than them and i think that could really help me. problem is where to find one. any ideas? (and sorry if this is already being discussed somewhere, i'm sort of new to participating in the forums) thanks!
  • GQjock

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    Apr 11, 2008 10:55 AM GMT
    If you have a gym try posting a note up on a board if they have one
    there's always guys looking to partner up
    or a friend of yours ...see if anybody you know wants to workout with you
    problem with this is you need someone who's on your level and someone you can get along with besides
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    Apr 11, 2008 4:56 PM GMT
    GQjock said...
    problem with this is you need someone who's on your level and someone you can get along with besides


    Aye there's the rub. This is why people pay for trainers.

    Finding a workout partner is freakin hard cause of this reason. The perfect workout partner is someone who is similar to you in body composition, yet slightly ahead of you in lifting, and someone you can get along with, and someone who has a schedule that coincides with yours. I have never found such a person.

    I've had a workout partner once in my life, but I played the part of the person who was slightly ahead. While it was great fun, I essentially stagnated in my development for the 18 months or so we worked out together, while he improved. No regrets on helping him out, but I'm happy to be back alone and making my own progress, and so is my ex-workout partner.

    I think putting a sign up at the gym is a good idea -- people find tennis partners this way. Maybe craigslist too?

    I'd also be interested in hearing how other RJ members have found their workout partners.

    K
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    Jul 30, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    I am bringing this one back up because I have not seen many posts about how to find a lifting partner.

    I am moving across the country from Miami, FL to Santa Cruz, CA in about two weeks for grad school. Now while I've had good workout and lifting partners in the past and do now, I know no one out there and am not sure how to go about finding one. I am in desperate need of suggestions.