Thursday, September 29, 2011

Training with Friends

This past Tuesday, my friend, Debi, came to my gym to train with me. Since she's only four weeks out from a show, we did her workout instead of one of mine. I haven't had a training partner since I moved to Maryland two years ago, and I just realized how much I miss having someone there to push me and for me to push them in turn. Sure, J pushes me when he trains me, but it's not quite the same as training WITH him.

Debi and I trained shoulders and did some light leg exercises. I thought my delts were going to fall off by the time we finished the shoulder circuit!

Debi and me
We had a fun time training hard, pushing and encouraging each other, and getting caught up on each other's lives. While it's not feasible for me to have a training partner all the time, every once in awhile, it's nice to get together with friends while still getting in a good workout.

Do you have a training partner or do you prefer to train by yourself?


  1. when not training with my trainer, i very much prefer to train alone but that's because the people i've attempted to workout with were less-than-committed and it was just frustrating for me. my trainer and i worked out together once (you-go-i-go) and i loved that. makes a huge difference when the other person is willing to train hard along with you! it'd be fun to do occassionally.

  2. I've only actually trained with my trainer ONCE! Every 8 weeks or so I'll do a session with my husband - I like it because it pushes me to lift heavier and I'm more confident to go for it in big lifts when I have a spotter, but it also slows me down and I always feel like I haven't worked as hard as I would have on my own. I don't mind going solo!