Any of you ever receive a spot that you didn't need or want?

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  1. Alias

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    I was doing squats yesterday, my first working set with fairly light weight, next to a group of bros doing quarter squats yelling at each other "YEAH BRO TWO MORE BRO!!!" when one of them comes up behind me in the middle of my set and gets in the position to spot me. I'm thinking "ok, this guy is just being nice on the off chance that I need it" but at my 4th rep he starts helping me up but he doesn't know how to spot someone squatting and ends up pulling me back a little bit and it almost made me fall backwards. I just about wingspan smashed that little fucker when I was done.

    Thus far this has never happened to me...
     
  2. BoypussY

    BoypussY game over.

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    i was benching once (with dbs) and on my last rep i was struggling to get it to the top and this guy randomly comes and helps me finish it. I prob couldn't of finished it without his help, so his help was appreciated.

    sounds like that guy just didn't know how to spot properly :rofl:
     
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    was doing pullups the other day...some old dude next to me sees me struggling so he wraps his arms around my legs and starts assisting me...i was like wtf, but let him spot me my last 3 reps
     
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    Yeah if it looked like I was about to fail I would have appreciated the spot but this time I'm just thinking "thanks fucker now I have to do that set over again"
     
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    he just was giving you a hug and wanted to smell your ass
     
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    BoypussY game over.

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    that must of been fucking awkward...:ugh::ugh::ugh::rofl::rofl:
     
  7. Simplicity

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    this thread is full of mad bro love.

    i like my personal space at the gym if you spot me on the random ima stare ur ass down like you killed my dog
     
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    Yes I was doing 215 bench and slowing pushing up the 2nd rep. Some guy came outta nowhere and curled it up and took off. I was like WTF.
     
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    Never had that happen...def would piss me off though
     
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    has happened once or two, i just say "no thanks" and they go away
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    Fuck, some random comes up to me during a squat .. better by me a drink first. Before getting all lovely!

    I think the guy just wanted to buttseks you. Oh he's prone ... I move in for the kill. Boooya!
     
  12. Alias

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  13. Mitchj

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    people always go to spot me on db shoulder press, and its just one exercise i dont want the help on, fuck off your only going to destabalise me
     
  14. Alias

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    Yeah, even if you ask for a spot people always fuck it up. Strong spotter who spots at the wrists ftw
     
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    never had that happen

    im not one to get mad easily but if someone did that to me i would be fucking pissed off
     
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    I'm a pretty nice dude but if somebody comes up and starts hugging my legs I will stop what I'm doing and tell them politely to fuck off, even if they are some old bitch.
     
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    negative.
    for some reason niggas never ask me for a spot unless im wearing a fitted shirt. (im a short bastard and dont have massive biceps like all the other guys walking around)
    but the few times they have.
    i made them work for it.. 1 finger spotting.. making them go for extra reps when they try to rack.
    they wanted to suck my dick afterwards.
    ngas always asking me for a spot now at the gym.
    but i tell them i gotta do my own shit.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    ive had random help when i was benching but never for squats (or pullups) :wtf: :rofl:
     
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    I've had people ask, but never anyone actually spot.
     
  21. Mitchj

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    everyone in my gym knows everyone else, and we're all fairly younger guys, its less offensive then some random stranger
     
  22. 4cd-Air

    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    should have faked an injury and sued him
     
  23. evolude

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    don't you spot people pretty much the whole day?
     
  24. 4cd-Air

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    not all day but yeah. for the most part I won't spot unless it's been asked for, unless somebody is a paying client, or pinned and unwilling to admit they need help


    people in the gym are adults, they know when they need help. I won't just randomly spot people.
     
  25. 4cd-Air

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    and the difference with a lawsuit is that guy that jumped behing the OP was another member of the gym who provided unsolicited physical contact resulting in possible physical injury. can't sue the gym, but could sue the individual.

    I think.
     
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