Trainning partners

  • gymguy81

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    Mar 28, 2009 3:34 AM GMT
    im noticeing my trainning has headed down hill and im wondering if a trainning partner might help. however im not sure of how to aproch people about it im from a muscle head gym mostly str8. so im not sure how to best do this HELP
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    Mar 28, 2009 7:49 AM GMT
    gymguy81 saidim noticeing my trainning has headed down hill and im wondering if a trainning partner might help. however im not sure of how to aproch people about it im from a muscle head gym mostly str8. so im not sure how to best do this HELP


    Are you planning on making sexual preference part of your work out? What's the issue? Do you REALLY think a serious athlete cares about what you do in your bedroom? You're way to involved around yourself if you do.

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  • Hunkymonkey

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    Mar 28, 2009 12:48 PM GMT
    A training partner has to be someone you get along with well and who is committed to training in the same way you are. He will give you encouragement and validation. He will help you improve your training IF he is someone you can let challenge you to excel. My partner and I are always (safely) trying to improve ourselves and show the other the best we can do. I trained alone for most of my lifting career, but this is much better. When I train alone now, it feels sort of flat.
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    Mar 28, 2009 12:49 PM GMT
    Hey Chucky.... he could be asking him to wear matching pink compression shorts and a skin tight lycra tank top... That might be an issue in a straight gym.
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    Mar 28, 2009 1:55 PM GMT
    How do you know they're str8? You need to build friendships first and then you'll find out the true man inside the skin - you never know - that real handsome guuy may be just the one to train you (and you him! :-) )
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    Mar 29, 2009 3:52 AM GMT
    I'm guessing that gymguy81 thinks that a straight guy might feel uncomfortable getting pumped and sweaty with a gay guy. icon_question.gif
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    Mar 29, 2009 4:24 AM GMT
    Pick out someone, ask their advice on an exercise. say hello every time you see them and perhaps ask for further advice. after a week or two you should have a pretty good idea if they are someone you might want to train with and then just ask them if they would take you on as a training partner.

    that is exactly how I landed the BEST training partner I have ever had. He shows up every time without fail, pushes and spots me like a champ, and two years later, he is one of my best and closest friends. I have also charted my progress since I began training and a good partner makes a huge difference in both strength and size gains.

    I came out to him about 2-3 months after we had been training because I could no longer hide my "old lady" from him without damaging our relationship. When I told him he was stunned and a little scared. He had a pretty rough time with it for quite a while. From that point forward I have been completely open and honest with him and it's been great.