A friendly reminder to choose your spotter carefully...

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  1. 2000GT

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    I usually frequent the gym at the same time on the same days so never really have an issue on my heavy days grabbing a buddy to spot me on one or two sets of bench... This week was different. Instead of Saturday ME bench, I had to lift Sunday...

    Needless to say, as I got to the point of requiring a spot I asked what seemed to be a good candidate to spot me as I was ready for my final set of 3 reps at max effort.

    I had seem him at the gym before; he looked strong enough to yank the wait of me if I failed and he was taking a few minutes in between his sets so I knew I wasn't bothering him too much.

    He obliged to the spot and I advised him that I will lift off the weight and "go for 3 reps"... I mentioned to help me out if it looked like the weight wasn't moving.

    I began and my initial 2 reps were great... the third stuck and so he leaned over and before I really knew what happened - his sweat came down in buckets all over my face and IN MY EYE! I almost dropped the weight on myself, but somehow got it up. Needless to say I was shook and basically speechless. I believe he said woops, sorry bout the sweat and took off. I sat there for a second before hitting the bathroom to wash up - I will stick to my usual days and use my usual spotters in future.
     
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    :rofl:

    I've had that happen before.
     
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    Ugh, yah that happens sometimes though, the sweat but going in your eyes sucks.
     
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    I've had that, and I've also had people ear buds dangling inches away from my face
     
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    told ya DH likes men.. cock is always on his mind :bowrofl:
     
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    How do you not wipe down your face with a towel or even your shirt if you are going to be spotting someone whilst completely drenched in sweat?

    If it went in my mouth I would have probably died a little inside.
     
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    yeah that is truly one of the nastiest things that can happen to you in the gym thats non injury or staph related
     
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    at least he didnt rest his balls on your head, thats what I do when someone asks me to spot them. :mamoru:
     
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    At least he let you do the first 2 reps. I always get the clown who wants to assist me from the get go, its like, "Hey buddy, mind giving me a spot, i'm gonna go for 8-10 but might needs some help on the last one"

    "Sure"

    Then they spot me on rep #1, and its like "WTF are you doing?"
     
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    At least he didn't give you the capt morgan pose with his prince albert all up in your face after the workout

    :mad:
     
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    When I need a spot I make sure to make a few things clear:

    give me a liftoff
    don't touch the bar until I say to do so
     
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    exactly what I say...apparently people have trouble understanding this, and "spot" means "row" to them.
     
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    gross :rofl:
     
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    I always wipe down my face before spotting someone for fear of doing something similar.
     
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    I wipe down my penis before spotting some one.
     
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    Wipe the mango juice off?
     
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    :rofl: well played
     
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    happened to me once. The asshat laughed at it while helping me lift it too...
     
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    Happens to me a lot in BJJ. One of the better guys at my gym sweats buckets. It's nasty, but it happens. :dunno:
     
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    you got aids now
     
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    I'm always scared that some fucking tard is going to lean forward to much and like fall on me, or T-bag me
     
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    happened once during sex... i kinda saw it hapening and let it happen. i watched the drop fall into her eye and i lul'd :rofl:
     
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    I've been both victim and perpetrator of similar events.:o
     
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