The Psychology of a Workout Partner

Is there any benefits of having a workout buddy? Does the motivation increase your lifts?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are you gay or something, gay?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can't even have a gym buddy if I tried, because nobody else does my combination of workout

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What's your workout? If you weren't DYEL you could convince them to do whatever dumb/gay/retardedly fart huffing shit you do

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I ain't even bodybuilding my dude. Its specifically for work and fighting

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Durrrr you can just have a routine you don't have to be bodybuilding, tardo.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I don't have to talk to people to instinctively know they don't want to do a workout that's tailored almost purely for functional strength
            >can tell nobody at my gym works in construction
            >let alone the same kind of work I do in construction
            >can tell by the way people walk and interact that none of them are interested in fighting
            >or if they are, they're not very good

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              What's your routine.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                ~60-70% max load for 7-10 reps or to failure, as many sets as I can do that day, up to 5
                All reps relatively quick, no worrying about time under tension
                Focus on shoulders, back, lower back, abs, traps
                Sometimes accessory work on bis, tris, and chest
                Shadowboxing/technique maintenance, and heavy bag work when I bring my gloves
                Usually a mile run on the treadmill at 7:30 pace, or on the bike for 10-15mins at moderate to high resistance

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Didn't ask, plus you're retarded. Literally retarded.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                lmao just stfu then boy. You'd get smoked in everything, mentally and physically

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Also the reason I mentioned bodybuilding is because you said DYEL. I'm not going to bother to convince someone to do my routine, and muscle size has nothing to do with my routine anyway

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    its fun to do things with friends

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You are right, they seem to be having fun while achieving their fitness goals

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I love you, creepyanons.

        Post moar if you got 'em

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          She is pretty hot but I feel like those shorts are earning their money to give her this shape.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        more?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I find that I push myself a little bit more if I have a friend because having a spotter makes me less afraid to take risks. I can push myself to failure having him spot me.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Workout partner is a huge waste of time and the only benefit as a man is being able to have some rare grounded one-on-one conversation while the endorphins are flowing.

    Today I saw 4 zoomers crowd round a bench and that shit is nauseating. Just go in, get your workout in and leave. It shouldn't be a social event and working out with more than 1 other person is an absolute fucking joke.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My boss at work was talking to me about his zoomer son saying something like
      >yeah anon he's just like you he spends 3 hours at the gym!
      I've never even told people I go to the gym, especially not wasting 3 hours there.
      All those zoomers do is sit on equipment and watch tiktok.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I go to a shitty gym where lots of people just stand around talking and not working out. A guy was trying to befriend me, he came up to me while I was benching and asked if I wanted a spotter, I said I was good and he seemed disappointed. Was I wrong to say no?

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends. Personally, when I workout with someone I feel like I waste more time chitchatting between sets, where as if I’m alone I am more focused on finishing my sets.

    There are certain things that having a partner comes in handy though, like helping spot you to push closer to failure. But do I find extra “motivation” in having a workout partner? Not really.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This exactly. Bench and even squat spotter is really huge to push gains but you do waste time bullshitting

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yes having a mate or a social circle to train with will make you progress faster. This is the real reason why people will pay 2x to train at a "strength gym", being part of a likeminded community will simply make getting stronger easier.
    That said there is something about training alone that builds resilience and determination that you won't get from constantly having friends help motivate you through tough sets.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Having a gymbro who's of roughly equal or just slightly less/stronger than you is key. That and having a similar workout routine for the day and having enough equipment available. That said, I believe everyone should start out lifting alone for around a year. Can't say how many times people associate lifting with socializing with their mates and stop when their friends aren't around, happens with school sports too

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A workout buddy was good for me at the start as it got me going consistantly to the gym, but I think now Id prefer just to go in, get my shit done and go. But I feel more so now Im motivating him to keep going so I just stick with our current arrangement.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    By having a partner it'd be fun but at the same time it'd consume more of time inside the gym. My friends work out at different gyms or do calisthenic at their home. So I don't know.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    no,they just make you waste time

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I’m currently forcing my dad to go to the gym once a week.

    Having a gym partner can help with motivation, it saves time because you can workout while they’re resting, and it allows you to have an objective set of eyes to see if your form is breaking down too much or if you’re good to increase next week.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That's right ladies...keep at the gym. Your only purpose in life is to be more fuckable so maybe a sugar daddy will keep you around longer the older you get.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Does the motivation increase your lifts?
    you bet it does

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    my one gym friend was really good about it, basically just go together but split when actually doing routines
    one friend that tagged along I could tell really needed the motivation of a friend to push him along
    i remember there being a "fight" kind of when i pushed for 6am because I hated the 5pm rush
    we still shared a locker tho

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like having a lifting buddy, although I don't right now because I moved away from my college bros for work recently.

    Having someone similar strength to me pushes me to be better, because I want to beat them. If you're competitive it helps.

    Now I just have to make up scenarios in my head, pretend to be a dragonball character, and spam the gym group chat with my PRs. Much lonelier

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