Mr. Push Ups wrote:
Try to find a training partner. Its hard to create the motivating gym environment in your garage or basement. A training partner will help. Also, if the partner has consistent access to the garage he/she may buy additional equipment.
Screw the training partner at home.
At the gym its nice.
But, at home i like to lock the basement door, crank up Metallica until the windows are about ready to explode, and strangle anyone who tries to disturb my workout.
The only peaceful part of my day is when i’m sweating to death and completlly spent from a “muscle against forces of nature battle”
I cant win that battle with some peckerwood asking me to spot him, or asking me how many reps he should do to peak his biceps.
distracting my concentration when i’m prepared to go another round with gravity and iron.
OBVIOUSLY you’d want to find a training partner with similar goals that you could work with.
It probably wouldnt be a good idea for a powerlifter thats 25 to lift with his grandmother, I just assumed that went without saying.
I guess I assumed too much.
My point was this.
At home, you can get crazy and get alot accomplished without a training partner.
At the gym, there are so many distractions, you can barely get a decent workout. Maybe your partner at the gym can help you stay focused. Seriously, I can’t be listening to Celine Dion and Brittney Spears at the gym and try going ballistic to that shit. Worse than that, they got the foom full of fatasses doing step-aerobics with all that electronic techno noise thumping in my head. Not to mention the 35 high schoolers bumping into me every 5 seconds looking for tips because i happen to have a build that they so desire. Seriously, try doing a a heavy back squat with 5RM weight on there, with “papa don’t preach” on the loudspeaker and some 17 year old newbie waiting for you to finish so he can get a tip on how to train his chest or peak his biceps.
I’m outta my elements with a training partner or trying to get a workout at the gym.
Maybe its just me.