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Old 12-17-2011, 05:26 PM   #11
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:06 PM   #12
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Ouch...thinking of that session with you and Doc makes my chest hurt..lol That guy was relentless, and removed the word failure for the day...
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:11 PM   #13
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Ouch...thinking of that session with you and Doc makes my chest hurt..lol That guy was relentless, and removed the word failure for the day...
For sure. I don't think I have ever repeated the same amount of reps I did on dumbbell presses that day. My adrenaline was high trying to stay up with him.
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:12 AM   #14
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I have training buddies, one of which is ASC pro strongman Van Hatfield.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:35 PM   #15
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:05 PM   #16
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No workout buddy per se. The gym is full of guys that will spot me, I rarely have a problem there. I do have a couple of buddies though with whom I discuss weight lifting, methods, PRs, diet, etc, but we rarely workout together.
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I generally work out alone. Ive had training partners come and go over the years but these days the mp3 player is my gym partner
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:07 AM   #18
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My wife and I go to the gym together, but we don't always train together. Every now and then I will go help her. Mostly we do things solo now.

I find that it sucks to train with people; switching plates out and what not. I've yet to train with a friend that lifts on my level and trains the way I do. When I was reliable myself, I often found that my "training buddy" wasn't, and that caused further frustration.

Unless I'm shooting for 1RM PRs then I rarely require a spot. This doesn't mean that I don't make progress or rep PRs frequently, because I do. If I don't have a spotter, I push significantly harder to make the lift. It gives me that motivation because I know that if I don't complete the lift, due to lack of strength, then I'm ****ed. I've missed lifts with spotters that I've made without spotters - its all a mental game to me. And I've yet to miss a lift like this, which is why I'm able to type this for you now.

I guess you can say that I like to live on the edge.
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