I asked a random dude for a spot today at the gym...

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  1. Nismo4090

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    Doing incline db presses. I notice as the guy gets closer that he reeks of pot... but there isnt really anyone else to ask. I ask him if he knows how to do spot on this and he tells me he does. I kick the weights up and slam into him as he was leaning over for what reason I have no idea. I put the weights down and explain how to help me. This time when I kick the weights up and going on the first rep he grabs both of my wrists and pushes outward as I go up.

    Moral of the story. Spots from random dudes are ALWAYS bad in my experience.

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    Speed users > Weed smokers in spotting.
     
  4. Skeletor

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    spots on DB's???? what are you a fucking bitch? :rofl:
     
  5. Nismo4090

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    going up in weight and its only for the first rep and i have a bad shoulder but thanks for playing!
     
  6. Skeletor

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    excuses are like assholes...




    i forgot how that line goes, but you get the picture.
     
  7. Nismo4090

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    you are from san fran you should be very familiar with assholes
     
  8. Skeletor

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    oh wow... you totally blew my mind with that one. :hsugh:
     
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  10. MidChaos

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    DB's can be a bitch to get up on incline bench.



    To the OP: Yeah random spots can be bad. Other night I asked a big dude for a spot on my last set of incline bench. He gave me WAY too much help. I could have done 20 reps with all the assistance he was giving. I didn't say anything though. Just figured he was hating and trying to keep the broly population down.
     
  11. Skeletor

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    My friend is like that. He'll be spotting me on heavy day and I'll be on my last set and pumping the last few reps can be hard for bench... ANyways, this fucking asshole will be all up on the bar and i'll have to waste my breath telling him to fuck off. I really think it damages my performance.
     
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    Best spot I ever got was from a skinny friend of mine who doesn't look like he's ever lifted a weight in his life. He was spotting me (incline bench again) and all he would do is put two fingers under the center of the bar when I started struggling. It might take me forever to get those last few reps up, but damn did it feel good once I was done. Unlike those spots where the guy is practically curling the weight and all the while yelling at you "it's all you!". Sarcastic bastards.
     
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    OP?
     
  14. MidChaos

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    Original Poster, i.e. you.
     
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    Thats exactly how I spot, two fingers on the bar and ready for full hands on bar if needed.
     
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    :ugh::ugh:

    this comming from the 6'4 human skeleton??
     
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    is this the day you put a 25 on each end of the bar?
     
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    snap!
     
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    I'll usually find someone that knows what they are doing, or is actually broly
     
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    yeah, i will typically only ask someone i recognize, and who's proven somewhat that they know what they are doing...
     
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    DB Incline crew over 110 for reps???????? Anyone Anyone.........
     
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    :werd: there are enough regulars at my gym. worse comes to worse, i just get a trainer to spot me.
     
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    :wavey: 125x8
     
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    110 is the most i've done on incline
     
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