possible to still have great results without a spot?

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  1. kingrukus

    kingrukus New Member

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    I want to work on bulking up my muscles...anyhow I used to workout with a friend and having him as a spotter really allowed me to push to the very limits.

    Without a spotter I highly doubt I can go as far...what do you guys think?
     
  2. Ilyusha

    Ilyusha Guest

    Use DB's for the heavy ass weight.
     
  3. princess0fdiabl0

    princess0fdiabl0 The Hairy Animal

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    only thing a spot is useful for is bench really. Anything else, oly lifts aside, dont really need spots.
     
  4. DEF

    DEF #ringsbeforeall

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    lift in a power rack
     
  5. y0gfx

    y0gfx BURAAAJYANAII!!!

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    LOL so yeah. I was pushing myself to failure. On my last rep of last set of DB Bench, my right arm gave way and the weight hit my stomach (i was still holding on). Someone saw me and was like :eek3:. LOL :mamoru:

    edit: I was so embarrassed I skipped my DB Fly's and went straight to shoulders. I was swole after still. So it's all good. :ugh: :naughty:
     
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    mtnbike4522 CelicaTech.com

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    ive been working with out a spotter this entire last year. it sucks because i cant push myself as hard as i could. but im still getting gains. added 20lbs to my bench today
     
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    as long as you're not stupid about it you shouldn't need a spotter. dont make huge weight jumps.

    i saw two guys in the gym yesterday using 80s on flat bench, it was pretty obvious that the spotter was liftingn about 20 pounds of the weight because neither of them could handle 80. i kept my eye on them the whole time waiting for a db to crush the kids face.
     
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    Absolutely. I've done all my PR lifts solo :dunno: Just be careful and use the rack.
     
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    I was doing military presses the other day and needed help. I got up to about the top of my head and would go any farther :hsugh:
     
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    yes.

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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    dudde just ask someone for a spot on your last set... no one at my gym ever cares
     
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    forum95 Come see bout us OT Supporter

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    smith machine?

    IBpur :noes:
     
  14. SpeedyGST

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    power rack is your friend.
     
  15. SteveO

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    it's that easy
     
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    I am anti-social and would rather keep to my self than talk to folks at the gym. However, people ask me now and again and it doesn't bother me.
     
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    So from what I have observed here is that pushing myself to failure will not lead to optimal results...hmm.
     
  18. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    yes. i think its better to do away with lifting partners. I always see dudes standing around just talking for a long ass time. if i need a spot ill ask someone to spot me.

    but the only thing I ever really need a spot for is bench and I switched to db's. now i can listen to my mp3 player all day and not have to talk to a single person :bowdown:
     
  19. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    From The Eight Keys by Dave Tate:
     
  20. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    there are a few negatives. usually someone is less motivated than the other which brings the other person down. personally a lot of time is wasted catering to each other. especially if the partner isnt at the same ability level. plus there is competition which isnt too bad but can turn ugly.

    but thats just me. i have no problems getting into a zone and pushing myself. especially with my mp3 player. i also skateboard and snowboard by myself all the time, and do things that take a lot more skill and are far more riskier than say weight training
     
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    Being scared of dropping the weight on your chest should be motivation enough to lift the weight. :big grin:
     
  22. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    talk to them? just ask hey can i get a spot quick, thanks :hsugh:
     
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