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Weight Training: Solo Or With A Partner?

Written by Professor Gordon S. Lynch

For all fitness activities, whether you train alone or with a partner is a personal choice. With weight training, however, having a partner handy offers some very important advantages.

Training alone

Why train solo? It may be that you don't have access to a training partner. Some people may not share your passion for weight training and health. Sometimes it's hard to find someone who has identical training goals or a similar level of strength as you. Although not out of the question, if the two people training together have very different levels of strength, it can be frustrating taking plates off or replacing them on the bar for every exercise.

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