Tonight was the first time I've needed to wait for a bench to open up. It's usually crowded when I go, but I hadn't run into any waits until tonight. I'm not sure what was going on today, but it seemed like someone was constantly waiting for me to finish up wherever I was in the weight room. The cramped quarters, however, forced me to let this one dude work in with me on some incline barbell bench presses. I often consider my trips to the gym as my "me" time, but I often wonder what it'd be like to have a training partner. Pros? Cons? I prefer doing it by myself. You'll end up chatting more than working out if you go with a friend.