So true. My training partner and I are like that. I'm a little crazy so is she so we hang out on the edge a lot of times (going heavy but being careful) We can tell when spotting each other if the muscles are fatigued, the mind isn't right or some sort of pain is starting to set in.
I think a good training partner is on time (calls if they are running late), never complains or whines, is prepared to train (proper nutrition, etc.), knows the correct way to spot, is attentive (stop dancing around stella!!!), is somewhat knowledgeable about how the body works (if not they are at least reading up on it) is encouraging, motivating and can make you laugh (gotta still have fun-ok stella you can dance to the next station but not while she is in the middle of a set!)
Definitely. Your training partner should have a similar perspective as you about fitness/BB and a similar training style.
I do train with my husband and wouldn't have it any other way. We compliment each other very well in the gym and have worked well together for years. Yet everyone is amazed that we can train together without fighting or killing each other or ruining each other's workouts. It's quite the opposite with us. We were actually going to write an article together on this topic a while ago for something, but never got around to it.
I don't know of many other guy/girl training partners who have long-term success. Any other ladies train regularly with a guy? Or guys train regularly with a girl?