11-07-2005, 09:25 PM #1
Dont spot somebody if you dont know how!!!!!!!
I was doing squats tonight and I had 510 on the bar. Asked one guy to spot me, he got up to the rack and said "Geez, I've never spotted anybody on this before" I told him to nevermind. Went and asked another dude, he wasnt huge but looked like he had at least some size to him. "Well I havent spotted anybody there in awhile but I know how" he says. Ok, so he stands behind me, I lift off the weight, down 1 rep, then another 2, now on my 4th rep. All I needed the dumb **** to do was apply a little pressure on my chest as I came up w/ the weight, I even tried to show him how I wanted the spot. I dont know if he was homophobic acting or what the **** he was thinking, but he didnt wanna stand too close behind me, so this dumbass stands back like 3 ft and just puts his hands on my pecs doing absolutely nothing. I shouted out "damnit, pull!!" Finally I struggled to get the rep up w/ no help of his. I was supposed to do 5 reps, which I could have done w/ a proper spot, but nope, he ****ed it all up. Same thing happened to me 2 years ago when I got hurt squatting. Some dumbass didnt spot me right and the bar ended up riding up on one side of my collar bone and ****ing my shoulder up for awhile. Some say that you cant blame a guy for trying his best, but I say just be honest and tell me if you dont know what the **** your doing before I start squatting some heavy weight.
11-07-2005, 09:29 PM #2
ya man, that sucks.
I hate it when people cant admit they dont know what there doing.
I always assume they have no clue. be carefull bro, dont wanna get f***ed up because of someone else
11-07-2005, 09:32 PM #3
I'm sure each of us has been there...Sucks indeed.
11-07-2005, 09:44 PM #4
yea man i understand, this guy in my gym likes to do bicep curls with the bar while im benching...
11-08-2005, 12:06 AM #5
I always tell the person dont be fvckin homophobic im not gay...but you need to stand close to me if I need help. Once a fvcker did that exact same thing and I ended up falling because he was pulling me towards him and not up.
11-08-2005, 04:06 AM #6Senior Member
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a good spotter on squats is impotant. alot of people want to help, but really dont know how to spot right. thats why we need to stick together....if i am passing by and i think a bro needs a spot, i ask; and the favor usually gets paid back. but with triples or less I MAKE SURE I KNOW MY SPOTTER. good luck bro...
11-08-2005, 05:54 AM #7
I don't do heavy squats anymore because:
1) my legs are long as hell and my knees are weak so I can't drop down as far as I need to.
2) no one knows how to spot someone doing squats in my gym.
The most I do is 3 plates and I use that as just a warmup for leg press.
11-08-2005, 04:54 PM #8Originally Posted by El Jugo Buen0
11-08-2005, 05:18 PM #9Originally Posted by manc
11-08-2005, 05:35 PM #10Originally Posted by chest6
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