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    so i'm lifting today really wishing i had a partner. on my close grip bench presses i was on my second rest pause when my arms decided not to push the bar up. so i rest it on my chest so i can move my arms out and after pressing it like it was 500lbs i move it up about 6 inches to barely rack it on a lower rung. hope no one noticed that. also i want to start doing rack chins but don't know if i can do this with a partner. anyone have any ideas?
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    Trinitymuscle, first off, alot of us don't have partners. There's good points and bad points. Bad points are obvious, the good points are time saving.
    Another point could be putting up with bullshit, like a drinking problem they have, lol. J/K.

    Seriously, sometimes conversations may be distracting. Especially if cell phones are going off all the time. Waiting, wondering, if they are gonna show. I've been through it before!

    That's why those of us without partners like the Smythe Machine. Yes, I like spelling it that way.
    When it comes to rack chins, you don't need a partner. What part of rack chins do you think you can't do without a partner?

    jim
    ain't it the shit? Just wait til you guys/gals see some of the strength jumps lol..and the size you put on!
    Good luck
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    • #3
      Hey trinitymuscle you can do rack chins without a partner, I was doing them by myself until just last week I got a partner. I would shove weights into my lifting belt or I would attach a chain to my belt and whatever weight I would use to the chain. Or you could get someone to place a plate on your lap once you have your feet up on the bench, it wroks either way. I prefer the partner placing the weight on my lap.

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      • #4
        i dont have a partner either, so as far as rack chins go, i bring a backpack with me and load the weights up in it so i dont have to worry about putting a plate in my lap
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        • #5
          I don't have a training partner either...mainly cause no one want to meet me at the gym at 3:30 am! Every so often my wife will be there to work with me...either way, I get it done!
          Heckman aka "WISE" OLD MAN

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          • #6
            i was worried about getting the weight on me. i'm not a fan of lifting partners. my old would always show up late if he did and give excuses for not doing legs and back. i like to go in, put my headphones in, do my business and leave. thanks for some of the advice guys.
            "When you girls are done kissing, I've got some ass kicking for you."
            Wimp Lo: Ha! Face to foot style, how do you like it?
            Chosen One: I'm sure on some planet your style is impressive, but your weak link is: this is Earth.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by trinitymuscle
              so i'm lifting today really wishing i had a partner. on my close grip bench presses i was on my second rest pause when my arms decided not to push the bar up. so i rest it on my chest so i can move my arms out and after pressing it like it was 500lbs i move it up about 6 inches to barely rack it on a lower rung. hope no one noticed that. also i want to start doing rack chins but don't know if i can do this with a partner. anyone have any ideas?


              On the close-grip bench, try using the Smythe Machine. If you don't have one of those, then use a power cage.

              I use the DC method without a training partner, and there are some things that take getting used to. But with time, and some practice, I am very comfortable doing this program on my own.

              The toughest thing for me was getting used to doing rack chins. I couldn't quite get the hang of that. I would try strapping plates to my body, which just didn't work all that great. Then I experimented with using benches on either side of me with a barbell......didn't like that much either. Now, I use plates that I set in my lap. I just put some plates next to me, and I grab them with one arm while I hold the bar with the other arm. This works the best for me because I can just stack plates. Occasionally they will fall off trying to get into position, but not too often. Then when your done with the set......just roll your body to one side, and the plates just fall off onto the floor.

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              • #8
                Smith machine, power racks where you can set the catches, DB's for some things, and don't forget about hammer strength and other machines that you don't need a spotter for.
                Not having a training partner is no excuse for not getting it done. If you want it bad enough, figure it out.
                Besides, a trainer partner can be a burden unless you have an awesome one (like me).
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                • #9
                  Munster, r u sleeping with your training partner again LOL.
                  ain't it the shit? Just wait til you guys/gals see some of the strength jumps lol..and the size you put on!
                  Good luck
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jimpaul
                    Munster, r u sleeping with your training partner again LOL.
                    Every night, buddy!!!



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                    • #11
                      oh sure, get in the good cardio.
                      ain't it the shit? Just wait til you guys/gals see some of the strength jumps lol..and the size you put on!
                      Good luck
                      Jimpaul/Newtoketo

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                      • #12
                        good ab work too!
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                        • #13
                          triceps pump doesn't allow me to last very long, hahaha
                          ain't it the shit? Just wait til you guys/gals see some of the strength jumps lol..and the size you put on!
                          Good luck
                          Jimpaul/Newtoketo

                          EAT BIG, LIFT BIG AND GET BIG...SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN

                          USE TRUENUTRITION.COM FOR ALL YOUR
                          SUPPLEMENTAL NEEDS!!
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                          • #14
                            TrinityMuscle, I like the creative thinking ie backpack with weights... I have to agree with others here, the smith is your best friend and partner. If you need a partner for advice or a push just dial in here at IM. Yes, it's not the push you may need at the gym but time gained is the compromise.

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                            • #15
                              don't mean to hijack the thread, but i totally missed the sticky describing rack chins? Could someone direct me to that sticky or describe that exercise? Thanks for the help

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