No spotter = frustration

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  1. Toolex

    Toolex OT Supporter

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    I constantly nag my fatty friends to go to the gym w/ me; But they never go. Thus I'm always left benching alone (on chest days). I've been having some issues with number gains, and I feel that without a spotter this will not change...also, I don't want to ask random people for a spot every single time i bench...what do you guys do?
     
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    Use dumbells, problem solved. Although I think I am lifting a bit less than I would with a full bar.
     
  3. Mitchj

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    Make friends with people at the gym. I usually bench unspotted for all but the last set.
     
  4. irKevLar

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    1 Get rid of your fat friends
    2 Turn "random people" into workout partners
    3 ???
    4 Profit
     
  5. Memor

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    you shouldn't need a spotter on every bench set. Ask for some help on your highest couple sets, people are always happy to help and the average gym dude always feels good that somebody asked him for a spot
     
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    where in so cal are you locate?
     
  8. Toolex

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    at the moment the santa clarita valley
     
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    maks Bah! t(-_-t)

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    FAIL
     
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    I ask a random person that looks like he knows what he is doing.

    Or....if that fails, i usually ask a staff member or a personal trainer....

    or if that fails, i use DBs
     
  11. BarbaraWaltersPegleg

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    Do you feel that homotron to not ask anyone around for a spot? its not that bad and hell "that" guy could become a training partner....
    stop being a puss unless your gym is full of assholes.
     
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    I have been asking for spotters on my heavier sets for awhile. dont be such a pussy, no one has ever said no to me
     
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    :rofl:

    imagine someone saying "fuck no, get the hell away" ahahahahahaha
     
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    :squintd: :mamoru:
     
  15. Formz

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    I ask for a spotter, or if there is no one around that I trust, I switch to DB's for the last set.
     
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    word, nobody cares they would be glad to help.
     
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    Just ask someone at the gym and fuck nagging the fatties, they are fat because they DON'T want to go the gym.
     
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    Power rack, portable bench, problem solved.
     
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    Ask random people for a spot every single time I bench.
     
  20. xSteveO

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    no collars, no spotter, dump that shit
     
  21. Silmatharien

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    Just ask someone to spot ... they're not gonna refuse.
     
  22. KNYTE

    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    I work out at home in my WIP home gym so I regularly don't have a spotter. It sucks because:

    1) I can never start out a session with an impromptu max attempt.
    2) I have to focus on how much I've got left so I make sure I can rack the weight again, which hinders my progress.
    3) It'd be nice to have somebody stronger than me to work with to push me harder.
     
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    Number 3 is the only "real" issue which can not be mitigated. There are numerous spotting devices you can add to benches or spotting stands you can purchase along with benching in a power cage. If your cage has 2" or less spacing between the holes it really should not be a problem. I actually have MORE confidence benching at home in my cage than when I am at the gym with some random person spotting me.
     
  24. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    Why do you need a spotter again?

    neo22
     
  25. Abomb

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    uh, you need a spotter to get HYOOOGEEE
     
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