no spotter v. chest day

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  1. EE CUMMINGS

    EE CUMMINGS aka RobHuang

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    I don't have a spotter and today is chest day.

    Should i just use machines and dumbells?

    :ugh:
     
  2. meatball

    meatball you're the grasshole ya grasshole OT Supporter

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    just ask some random person


    shouldn't be too awkward :hsugh:
     
  3. just ask for a spot.. but don't keep asking the same person...

    or if you don't want to ask anyone use dumbbells. you'll be fine.
     
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    use dumbells or ask for a spot if you're going to failure
     
  5. D-GUy

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    just ask, people don't bite
     
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    onthegreenrb New Member

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    Ask or do what you can get up without the bar falling on you.
     
  7. Sand Hanitizer

    Sand Hanitizer Active Member

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    use a power rack
     
  8. davidI

    davidI New Member

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    I hardly ever use a spotter. Fear of being crushed is a better motivator than any.
     
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    sounds smart :coold:
     
  10. princess0fdiabl0

    princess0fdiabl0 The Hairy Animal

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    same, i finally stopped pussyhurting and switched from dumbells to primarily bb bench. people may ask if i need a spot sometimes for the last rep (im usually trembling a bit) but it still gets up.
     
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    Just ask a random person...I do it sometimes and sometimes people ask me.
     
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    yea ask...i didnt one time and the bar came down on me :wtc:
     
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    I usually just use dbs. I find that I'm too distracted/not confident enough if I don't have a spotter on bb and my weight difference is substantial. I could ask for a spotter no worries but I don't like having to rely on trusting someone to be there the right amount when they don't know my form plus I hate having to work around other people.
     
  14. niXon

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    Use the smith machine if your that worried, and set the catches.
     
  15. mtnbike4522

    mtnbike4522 CelicaTech.com

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    Im not using a spotter. and when im there in teh mornings im all alone so no one to ask :(
     
  16. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    and no one to see you get stapled :bigthumb:
     
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    :werd: just ask someone else.

    A lot of people ask me to spot for them at the gym and I don't mind at all.
     
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