Training with a partner: IPOD or not?

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    Aug 07, 2008 2:43 AM GMT
    When I train with a workout partner, I find it offensive if they are wearing an IPOD.

    If we are training together, that means you spot, count reps, and encourage me outloud. I do the same for you.

    If one of us is "plugged in," it is not only rude, but it destroys our ability to really focus on the process.

    Wearing an IPOD while working out alone is fine, but wearing one while with a partner, is on par in terms of rudeness, with using your cellphone during a workout.


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    Aug 07, 2008 2:44 AM GMT
    Could not agree more... Ipods are for solitary workouts.
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    Aug 07, 2008 3:55 AM GMT
    Who did it to you?
  • ShawnTX

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    Aug 07, 2008 11:58 AM GMT
    Listening to an iPod while training with someone makes no sense. I don't know if I'd say it was rude as I can only imagine someone that does that lacks common sense and is socially retarded.
  • upsguy68

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    Aug 07, 2008 12:02 PM GMT
    I have a workout bud who uses his iPod but only uses one earpiece. It is still rude, especially when I get the "HUH" when talking to him!
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    Aug 07, 2008 12:12 PM GMT
    RUDE....RUDE....RUDE!!!!!
  • groundcombat

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    Aug 07, 2008 1:08 PM GMT
    Rude?? It's an F-ing workout, not a tea party.
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    Aug 07, 2008 2:03 PM GMT
    groundcombat saidRude?? It's an F-ing workout, not a tea party.


    LOL icon_lol.gif

    I'd rather have a partner who listens to his Ipod and pays attention to spotting me than one who gets distracted by the gym's television or a hot guy walking by.
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    Aug 08, 2008 4:08 PM GMT
    I don't see the need for televisions either. Maybe one in the lockeroom, but I'm so busy looking at the "eye candy," I wouldn't notice anything on TV ;)
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    Aug 08, 2008 4:10 PM GMT
    That is why I train alone. My Ipod and I are going steady I think. icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 08, 2008 4:14 PM GMT
    seriously just go find other partner to train.
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    Aug 08, 2008 4:17 PM GMT
    This is exactly why I started to train solo. My old training bud was constantly adjusting the volume or picking a song when it was his turn to workout. I would be standing there giving him the evil eye to hurry the hell up. After a while, I couldnt take it anymore.
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    Aug 08, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    I have a trainer, so I dont have a beIpod partner problem.

    lissenup said ...one who gets distracted by ... a hot guy walking by.

    This comment made me remember an incident when my testosterone was first returning. I was sitting at a piece of equipment with my trainer behind me. As I was working out, my head followed a good-looking guy as he walked by and my trainer took my head with his hands on each side and turned it back to straight forward and told me to concentrate! ...hahahahahahaa ... icon_lol.gif


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    Aug 08, 2008 5:07 PM GMT

    Uuuuugh, what's the gripe, Mary. Don't call me rude. My I-Pod is part of the package. We come as a pair, me and Melissa Manchester whispering sweet nothings into my ear. I don't need to hear your silly voice to spot, count reps, and encourage you outloud.
    LOL, you just like to be the center of attention, move over lady, I've got a chorus line of divas loaded onto my I-Pod who always receive top billing.icon_razz.gif

  • groundcombat

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    Aug 08, 2008 5:26 PM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
    Uuuuugh, what's the gripe, Mary. Don't call me rude. My I-Pod is part of the package. We come as a pair, me and Melissa Manchester whispering sweet nothings into my ear. I don't need to hear your silly voice to spot, count reps, and encourage you outloud.
    LOL, you just like to be the center of attention, move over lady, I've got a chorus line of divas loaded onto my I-Pod who always receive top billing.icon_razz.gif



    Well put. icon_smile.gif

    And while I'm not actively watching TV at the gym, it's nice that they're there when there's a good game going on. That way I can head to the gym and not sit at home until the game is over. This is especially key on the West Coast because everything (specifically Monday "Night" Football) starts so damn early.
  • joeindallas

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    Aug 08, 2008 10:25 PM GMT
    Damn Television is Ok in cardio area unless it is on local news, as far as IPOD's say Hey Murf leave it in the locker
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    Aug 08, 2008 10:37 PM GMT
    Lol I agree, what's the point of a gym buddy if you not gunna be providing any help or motivation?icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 08, 2008 10:41 PM GMT
    About the TV's....my gym is brand new so they stuck big plasmas in every corner, hell, we even have a hanging 4-sided TV, and individual tv's on the cardio machines, tvs in the locker rooms, and yes, tv's above the urinals. now usually the tv's show the music video of whatever song is playing in the gym (which haven't been very good lately). if people come to the gym during a game, they will ask that the tv's be switched to that! WTF?? did you come to work out or catch the game??? either way, i just kinda go crazy when i see 3 guys standing there watching the game play-by-play and yelling at the outcome. i always say....oh dammit they forgot their popcorn!
  • TexanMan82

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    Aug 08, 2008 10:44 PM GMT
    That's why I don't workout with anyone. I like my solitary workouts. Now, if a friend joins me to workout, I won't listen to my iPod.
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    Aug 08, 2008 10:47 PM GMT
    BigSETXjock saidI don't see the need for televisions either. Maybe one in the lockeroom, but I'm so busy looking at the "eye candy," I wouldn't notice anything on TV ;)


    Well for those of us who need to break our attention away from the cardio...they're great. I know it's definitely a lot easier for me to do cardio when I'm not thinking about " holy shit, my legs are on fire and I want someone to shoot me." Watching something on tv really does help me forget about my body being tired.
  • Puppy80

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    Aug 08, 2008 10:49 PM GMT
    Trocks797 saidAbout the TV's....my gym is brand new so they stuck big plasmas in every corner, hell, we even have a hanging 4-sided TV, and individual tv's on the cardio machines, tvs in the locker rooms, and yes, tv's above the urinals. now usually the tv's show the music video of whatever song is playing in the gym (which haven't been very good lately). if people come to the gym during a game, they will ask that the tv's be switched to that! WTF?? did you come to work out or catch the game??? either way, i just kinda go crazy when i see 3 guys standing there watching the game play-by-play and yelling at the outcome. i always say....oh dammit they forgot their popcorn!


    Yeah, my gym is the same way. They call it 'cardio theater' But at least they didn't put them over the urinals. They are all over the place though, even with the 4 sided one upstairs in the weight room.