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Old 05-08-2013, 12:04 PM   #11
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I also train alone at a commercial gym, I know what you mean with squats and benching.

I like lifting weights in general so I don't have too much of a problem getting myself motivated. Anytime I go for a PR on my squat I set the safety pins in the rack just incase something goes wrong.

I take similar precautions when I bench. Just last week I went for a 5lb PR on my bench and failed. I was alone and left the clamps off the bar so I could dump the weight.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:11 PM   #12
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Ok I made a big long post explaining how you could do it by yourself and blah blah blah but aparently it didn't post so shit.

I took my total from 1565 to 2045 in about 5 years while training alone. So shut up and put in the work.

And no I didn't start using better gear. I use the same belt and knee wraps now that I did then.
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To quote George Thorogood, "I drink alone". Wait a second...

I typically train alone. Though, whenever college is in session, I'll often go lift with my friend. We don't do the same stuff, but we always spot each other when needed. I actually prefer to have no other spotter because he knows exactly what I am going to do and what I want him to do. This creates a nice environment for myself and can help motivate me sometimes if he's with me.

Training alone? Never had a problem really. It's always nice if there is at least another person or two in the gym doing whatever they please because it seems to give me extra motivation to not miss a rep.
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