Kicking your workout partner to the curb

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    Feb 18, 2014 4:13 AM GMT
    Today I made a big decision, I left my workout partner. He had become a crutch. Workouts were beginning to be missed when he went out of town as a long haul trucker. I was skipping. I left my last gym two years ago to join him at "his" gym and became a LAF bunny. I never thought I would be at a gym with a parking lot the size of Home Depot. There was never enough room to even deadlift.I joined a real muscle head gym. Small, intimate, friendly, never crowded, and packed with weight and big guys. I feel empowered and know this summer will be a wonderful "beast mode" time for me. I feel empowered. Now I'm ready to lift HARD. Anyone else ever had to just cut the strings?
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    Feb 18, 2014 4:20 AM GMT
    I've been working out solo since the beginning. I'm so set in my routine, that I can't workout with someone else's schedule/routine. If I need a spot, then I ask one of the gym regulars. No biggie. Also, working out is "me" time. Helps me clear my thoughts and unwind after a shitty day. Can't have that with workout partner that wants to chit chat. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 18, 2014 5:06 AM GMT
    If you workout any more the world is going to implode. Just look how buff you are. icon_eek.gif

    Now if you don't mind I'm going to go cry in the mirror as I look at my physique.
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    Feb 18, 2014 5:23 AM GMT
    I haven't really had a workout partner since (assigned) college. That was mostly because the crew gym was all home-made. The squat rack was the pull-up bar. Your partner pulled up, then sat on your shoulders while you squatted. Or sat on your back while you did push-ups. Kinda primitive. If you've got real equipment, who needs 'em?

    I once knew a stunningly hot and dedicated guy (one of our interns actually. Think Taylor Lautner, but much bigger and much, much more ripped) who, with some similarly-minded guys kicked the whole gym to the curb. They rented an old abandoned gas station. Everybody brought the weights that they had, and they pitched in a bit to buy some more gear. Everybody had a key. It cost less than any of the "health clubs" in town.

    The weird thing was, it was right across the street from the patio bar/burger joint where most of us went after work on Fridays. We'd be sitting there, stuffing down burgers and fries, swilling down pitchers of beer. They'd be right there in our line of sight, sweating and flexing behind the rolled-up garage door. icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif Lots of drunk girls went across the street to watch.

    But I digress. icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 18, 2014 3:45 PM GMT
    I'll be your workout partner! (Lists house, checks flights.)
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    Feb 18, 2014 3:57 PM GMT
    I was let go of in September. My partner decided he wanted to go alone. It took me a little time to adjust to working out alone.
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    Feb 18, 2014 4:28 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI've been working out solo since the beginning. I'm so set in my routine, that I can't workout with someone else's schedule/routine. If I need a spot, then I ask one of the gym regulars. No biggie. Also, working out is "me" time. Helps me clear my thoughts and unwind after a shitty day. Can't have that with workout partner that wants to chit chat. icon_biggrin.gif


    This. +1 icon_biggrin.gif
  • tuffguyndc

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    Feb 18, 2014 5:04 PM GMT
    i have never had a true workout partner mostly because i have a flexible schedule but will not usually have time to set my schedule up around my workout partner. i actually would love to have one now but they are hard to find.
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    Feb 18, 2014 6:10 PM GMT
    Never had 1
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    Feb 18, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
    I workout less with my flatmate coz he chats too much and I never have a hard crazy workout with him. But I have another friend who pushes me to the MAX.

    OP, you're so cuddly, please cuddle me up!
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    Feb 18, 2014 11:36 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI've been working out solo since the beginning. I'm so set in my routine, that I can't workout with someone else's schedule/routine. If I need a spot, then I ask one of the gym regulars. No biggie. Also, working out is "me" time. Helps me clear my thoughts and unwind after a shitty day. Can't have that with workout partner that wants to chit chat. icon_biggrin.gif


    Totally agree. It's like meditation.
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    Feb 18, 2014 11:52 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidIf you workout any more the world is going to implode. Just look how buff you are. icon_eek.gif

    Now if you don't mind I'm going to go cry in the mirror as I look at my physique.


    Your physique is awesome! Look how far you've come!

    ***in awe***

    I said this before, but if you get any hotter we will have to name the site RealJosh! We'll all just be your groupies.

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    Feb 18, 2014 11:58 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI've been working out solo since the beginning. I'm so set in my routine, that I can't workout with someone else's schedule/routine. If I need a spot, then I ask one of the gym regulars. No biggie. Also, working out is "me" time. Helps me clear my thoughts and unwind after a shitty day. Can't have that with workout partner that wants to chit chat. icon_biggrin.gif
    This. Also, my needs differ from others'. I skip every leg day.
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    Feb 19, 2014 12:00 AM GMT
    I had to kick my lover out.. he want to spend time with me, But after 2 months in the gym he still did not know what names of exercise are,, Like bicep curls, chin up, even the basic push up... I love him dearly, but drove me NUTZ at the gym...
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    Feb 19, 2014 12:02 AM GMT
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  • Warmnsalty

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    Feb 19, 2014 12:10 AM GMT
    never had a work out partner, actually find them irritating I go to the gym to lift get in, get out. Most, not all, but MOST of the buddies working out together are just clogging shit up. Talking, talking, lifting some, grunting, counting then talking, no thanks.
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    Feb 19, 2014 12:15 AM GMT
    Yeah I've worked out with a friend in the past that just didn't have the drive or a real goal in mind. He simply went to the gym because he felt he needed to. To try to get him there was like pulling teeth. Every other time we were supposed to go there was a new excuse to why he couldn't make it. In the end I told him that I enjoyed working out alone and that I go at such-and-such time and he's welcome to come but I'm not pulling his arm anymore.

    Now I workout with my best friend and it's awesome. We set goals for each other and research techniques and diet plans for each other. It's nice to workout with someone else that wants to see you succeed as much as them self.
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    Feb 19, 2014 12:28 AM GMT

    I will work out with a friend now and then but find a 'regular' buddy to be more of a PITA than it's worth.
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    Feb 19, 2014 12:38 AM GMT
    I workout alone but recently been talking with a lot of guys and giving each other tips. I think that's all I need right now. I like doing it solo.
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    Feb 19, 2014 12:41 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidIve been lifting regularly for a long time - since my undergrad years. My H20-polo team worked out together, so I'm used to working out around a lot of serious lifters. I've had both situations over the years (quiet time lifting alone, & other times with good gym buddies). I'd say just do whatever gets you in there and gets you the results you want.


    Wait a second ... water polo ("H20" LOL) teams are serious lifters? Since when?

    Back when I went to college and played around with H20 polo, it was about stamina and speed, not weight and how much you could squat.

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    Feb 19, 2014 2:50 AM GMT
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    Feb 19, 2014 2:57 AM GMT
    Still don't have a workout partner because all the ones i run into quit or don't lift hard enough. I'd like a good one, but I've pretty much given up on finding a workout partner.
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    Feb 19, 2014 5:38 AM GMT
    The new gym is so hood that everyone is a spotter every time you need one. Two workouts in and I love it. Its like everyone wants to get huge and is willing to put in the work to get there. I got a feeling that those who aren't going to really bear down and lift as much as they can without injury are long gone out of there.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Feb 19, 2014 8:28 AM GMT
    You got to do what's going to give you the best workout and not distract from that