Gym buddies??

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    Nov 26, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
    is it really that hard to find a good gym bud who would like to really get into it and keep pushing it together?? mutual motivation and help... idk ive always been trying to find a good friend that goes with me to the gym works out with me and start seeing progress on our bods together compare and have fun and enjoy working for it.. idk am i dreaming too much?? anyone out there with a gym partner like that?? icon_question.gif
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    Nov 26, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    I tend to get more done on my own. I'm generally on a tight time schedule and having someone there blabbering would set me back.
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    Nov 26, 2011 2:58 PM GMT
    i like it both ways - having a workout partner can be really useful, particularly if you find someone that has the same motivations you do, and is roughly the same strength - but I've also found that doing it on your own is good too - generally i lift with a partner about once a week, usually on chest day so i have a spotter - the rest of the days/bodyparts I'm on my own.
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    Nov 26, 2011 3:50 PM GMT
    EdNar saidis it really that hard to find a good gym bud who would like to really get into it and keep pushing it together?? mutual motivation and help... idk ive always been trying to find a good friend that goes with me to the gym works out with me and start seeing progress on our bods together compare and have fun and enjoy working for it.. idk am i dreaming too much?? anyone out there with a gym partner like that?? icon_question.gif
    I would love a gym partner but I just switched gyms so it would be very hard for me to find one. I really enjoy having a gym partner usually they make me push even harder in my workouts
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    Nov 26, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
    I need a new one too. Mine is great when I can find him but he's been unreliable lately due to family stuff. I feel like I can push a little harder/do one more when there's someone there not only encouraging me but ready to grab the bar/dumbbell if I get in trouble. He and I helped each other make a lot of progress with heavy dumbbell work.
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    Nov 26, 2011 6:30 PM GMT
    I've never had a gym buddy. An it's been more of a motivator for me to keep pushing myself harder and harder every time. Nobody will ever care about your body like you do.
  • kevjo

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    Nov 26, 2011 6:51 PM GMT
    I prefer more someone to accompany me to the gym more than a workout partner. I prefer to do my own thing but sometimes it's nice to have someone around to spot you if you need it.
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    Nov 26, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    ottawajk saidI prefer more someone to accompany me to the gym more than a workout partner. I prefer to do my own thing but sometimes it's nice to have someone around to spot you if you need it.


    +1 on that! definitely what i prefer as well. should have put that in my post. thanks!
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    Dec 11, 2011 7:23 AM GMT
    ottawajk saidI prefer more someone to accompany me to the gym more than a workout partner. I prefer to do my own thing but sometimes it's nice to have someone around to spot you if you need it.


    just in case you need someone to help scrape you off the floor once you're done kicking your ass in the gym?
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    Dec 11, 2011 7:46 AM GMT
    I don't so much want a Gym Buddy as much as I want a full orchestra to follow me around playing the theme from Rocky.
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    Dec 11, 2011 7:48 AM GMT
    I recently lost my gym buddy. I would say gym buddies are great, especially if your goals are similar, or they have some experience that you do not have yourself.
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    Dec 11, 2011 8:05 AM GMT
    A gym buddy would be nice. But the dudes at my gym are all buddied up with each other already. Ugh, straight and sexy bastards icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 11, 2011 8:06 AM GMT
    CHIdude saidA gym buddy would be nice. But the dudes at my gym are all buddied up with each other already. Ugh, straight and sexy bastards icon_confused.gif


    Which gym is that EBC?
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    Dec 11, 2011 8:08 AM GMT
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    CHIdude saidA gym buddy would be nice. But the dudes at my gym are all buddied up with each other already. Ugh, straight and sexy bastards icon_confused.gif


    Which gym is that EBC?


    Ugh, no. Isn't EBC full of celebrities that dont actually work out but just sit around in the juice bar? Including Ms. Oprah Winfrey?
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    Dec 11, 2011 8:11 AM GMT
    CHIdude said
    swimguychicago said
    CHIdude saidA gym buddy would be nice. But the dudes at my gym are all buddied up with each other already. Ugh, straight and sexy bastards icon_confused.gif


    Which gym is that EBC?


    Ugh, no. Isn't EBC full of celebrities that dont actually work out but just sit around in the juice bar? Including Ms. Oprah Winfrey?


    Yeah, but it's got great facilities -- and some of the hottest guys in town.
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    Dec 11, 2011 8:12 AM GMT
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    CHIdude said
    swimguychicago said
    CHIdude saidA gym buddy would be nice. But the dudes at my gym are all buddied up with each other already. Ugh, straight and sexy bastards icon_confused.gif


    Which gym is that EBC?


    Ugh, no. Isn't EBC full of celebrities that dont actually work out but just sit around in the juice bar? Including Ms. Oprah Winfrey?


    Yeah, but it's got great facilities -- and some of the hottest guys in town.


    Jesse Jackson Jr. icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 11, 2011 8:16 AM GMT
    CHIdude said
    swimguychicago said
    CHIdude said
    swimguychicago said
    CHIdude saidA gym buddy would be nice. But the dudes at my gym are all buddied up with each other already. Ugh, straight and sexy bastards icon_confused.gif


    Which gym is that EBC?


    Ugh, no. Isn't EBC full of celebrities that dont actually work out but just sit around in the juice bar? Including Ms. Oprah Winfrey?


    Yeah, but it's got great facilities -- and some of the hottest guys in town.


    Jesse Jackson Jr. icon_confused.gif


    Well I've seen JJ SR there, but he looked terrible.
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    Dec 11, 2011 8:17 AM GMT
    swimguychicago said
    CHIdude said
    swimguychicago said
    CHIdude said
    swimguychicago said
    CHIdude saidA gym buddy would be nice. But the dudes at my gym are all buddied up with each other already. Ugh, straight and sexy bastards icon_confused.gif


    Which gym is that EBC?


    Ugh, no. Isn't EBC full of celebrities that dont actually work out but just sit around in the juice bar? Including Ms. Oprah Winfrey?


    Yeah, but it's got great facilities -- and some of the hottest guys in town.


    Jesse Jackson Jr. icon_confused.gif


    Well I've seen JJ SR there, but he looked terrible.


    Yeah, he aint sexy icon_neutral.gif