I hate when someone asks your for a spot....

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  1. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    ....and then yells at you when you try to actually spot them. Today this guy ask for a spot, goes "im only gonna do one man" so i go :dunno: and get behind the bench. He lifts it off, drops it down to his chest, gets it about a third of the way up before I start helping him. Then he yells at me, like angrily, possibly because I am considerably younger than him, tells me "no, no i didnt ask for it dammt!" so i hold off while he continues to struggle, i try to help him agian, he yells again, and then proceeds to drop it on his chest. Don't ask for a spot if you know you can't bench the weight and don't bitch at me when I am trying to help you :madfawk:
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    if someone asks you for a spot to do a single rep, they don't want you to help them get it up if they start to struggle a bit. All they want to you do is help get it off of them if they lose it and prevent an injury.
     
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    :werd: I hate when people help me on a spot if i don't need it.
     
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    regardless, the guy didnt have to be an asshole about it.
     
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    yeah i can see where this guy is coming from, when i ask someone for a spot ill usually try and ask an experienced lifter because other ppl tend to start giving u help when u dont need it, next time let the guy fail on that rep before u help him get it up
     
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    I always ask him how he wants me to spot him. Like, see if he wants you to just help him if the bar is dropping or stick with him the whole time or whatever.
     
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    Nothing worse than slowly grinding a lift out only to have your partner think your going to die and pull it off you. I hate it...when I say I want a spot, that means get it off me once I fail. I don't want your hands anywhere near the bar until I either A. Fail, or B. Ask for help.
     
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    i think the kind of spot he had in mind was:

    - spot: To detect or discern, especially visually; spy.

    and yes, may you die a painful death for touching that man's bar. Fuck that pisses me off like no other. I asked for a spot, just a spot. Like said before, nothing worse than trying to gut out those last few inches & have the fucker rob you of accomplishing that rep by helping lift the bar :mad:

    After that it's like: "great thanks, you just made my workout longer. I'll have to sit here a few more minutes, recover, & find someone else that can spot me correctly when i try it again."

    Nowadays, I just give a prior warning. "Don't touch my fucking bar unless i ask for it. KthxLoveYaBroly" :hug:
     
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    When I ask someone for a "spot" I want them to gently caress my scrotum as I struggle to get the weight up. Typical newbs trying to pull the bar up when all I want is my ball bag buffed.
     
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    You'd love my gym.

    At my gym, you have to be careful who you ask for a spot. Especially on a benchpress or squat.
    Alot are damned flaming and if you ask the wrong fellow for a spot on the bench, expect his balls to be on your chin. Seriously, I've seen guys spot each other like that.:eek3:
     
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    Heh, thankfully no one at my gym gets the wrong idea. Just a friendly heterosexual massage on the ball bag is all I get.
     
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    well i guess this thread backfired, you learn something new every day

    but ive spotted people before, and when they are in the process of dropping the bar on their chest, I help them out. I guess I'm wrong :dunno:

    Furthermore, I think its rediculous when someone like "Jam Master Jay" ([​IMG]) refers to me as a "newb", you don't know me or my numbers, fuck you.

    Continue flaming though timber :wtc:
     
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    I was joking you fucking cry baby.
     
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    ya the guy didn't need to have fit, but same thing happened to me the other day. I asked for a spot because my partner was out of town and I told him " PLEASE do not help me until I tell you to"

    This was a max out so I wanted to see where I was at and as I was putting it up (it was going slowly but still going up) and out of no where he grabs it and pulls it up. I was like... ahhh damn it (mental note, never ask him for a spot again)

    cliffs: guy grabbed weight on max when it wasn't needed.
     
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    Well i guess i'm lucky the guy i spotted a while back didnt get mad at me for helping him. I saw him struggling so i figured he needed help :o
     
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    when i ask for a spot i always make sure to say "don't help me unless i tell you to"
     
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    Dr. Zoidberg the lovable tramp

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    some of us work out in a gym, where someone might want to use the power rack :rolleyes:







    you know, to do curls :hsugh:
     
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    hey that was me lolz
     
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    Dr. Zoidberg the lovable tramp

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    must be nice having a rack all to yourself :o
     
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    This is why I'm always extremely specific to spotters about how I want them to help me with a lift.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    For the love of god, please don't touch my fucking bar until I ask you to.

    If its painfully obvious I'll miss the lift then feel free to grab it, but people who grab the bar at the first sign of struggle need to die.
     
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    fixed.
     
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    i usually ask the person how they want me to spot them prior to spotting them.

    some people want me to keep it going for 8 reps
    some people want me to help them to keep a tempo of 6
    some people want me to not touch it until they fail

    changes with the person
     
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