The quintessential essence of great lifts to me has always been working in a team or tandem. Before I ever started lifting I was in the weight room unsure of anything or shall I say unsure of everything: Was unsure I was using the machines correctly, was unsure my form was close to being half correct, was unsure if the intimidation was from never being in the weight room on a consistent basis or from not knowing the proper mechanics were actually adding up to me not looking like a fool doing them. In my years of lifting, I'd form bonds with many people I would meet in the gym, many would later become a band of brothers so to speak. Many have been there for personal milestones of mine when I peaked at overcoming what I had thought would be an untangible goal to surpass or hitting a new personal best or feat at the hands of their assistance. Many have been there to sustain my stubborn unsubmissive approach in taking advice or criticism when I had originally asked for it. Many have pushed me way past any point of finality that I can never have seen myself pushing if I were to individually do so. Many have gone thru the motions of not letting me settle , as far as not making going to lift an inconvenience by giving me a ride, meeting at my desired gym or time and succumbing to my way in working out and what we would be training. For many can attest that working out solo is by far a greater method to accomplishing lifts more efficiently, I can make an argument that working out with gym buds was and how I knew lifting to be : Motivational, Inspirational & Uplifting in all aspects and I'd have it no other way.
¤Whether a spot, a soft whisper in the ear, or a graze of skin to skin contact, your gym Brahs are vital , at least to me they are ¤
These are just two of my friends I actually met thru training at this particular gym, been awhile since I hit a session with both of them at the same time, was definitely a great sesh where we each integrated our favorite workouts each on a rotation type basis
-Chest & Triceps
Gym Clothes & Basketball Shoes :
Shoes: OG Jordan Team 1