So I got mad at someone who spotted me.

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  1. ChaCha

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    I was maxing out today because I'm going to be cutting now and I just wanted to see where I was at. I attempted 275 and it was a near miss so I figured I'd try 270 and the guy who spotted me on the 275 left. So I ask this other guy and I tell him.

    "Can I get a spot?"
    "Sure"
    "Ok cool, just let me push it through. Don't help me until I say "HELP" or it comes back down on my chest."
    "Sure thing"

    So what does this fucker do? I start inching it up and I clearly had it and I see him going in to grab it and I yell "DON'T FUCKING TOUCH IT!" and what does the fucker do? he practically yanks it up and I flip out. I got up and threw a barbell and yelled WHAT THE FUCK! He didn't say a word and quickly went back to his work out. I then repped one out on 270 by myself and gave him a glare. He left soon after that.

    I felt like a dick but when I ask for a spot, I'm not going over how I want you to spot to fucking take the rep away from me. If I can get it, let me get it... fuck.

    CLIFFS: I ask for a spot, he grabs it up while I'm pushing it up (clearly had it). I throw a barbell and say WTF!? I then tried the weight without a spot and get it. I felt kinda bad. Fuckin noobs.
     
  2. Skeletor

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    well you gave him instructions and he fucked up... but you still overreacted it seems like... no reason to go throwing shit in the gym.

    happened to me a few weeks ago on bench and i just said fuck it and moved on.
     
  3. Sims.0

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    I hate it when that happens but then again i would never yell at anyone in the gym for being a poor spotter.
     
  4. Matt2000ss

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    I probably would have told you to fuck off and let you get stuck under it for a second before finally helping to get the bar up.

    But aside from that, i know how you feel. It really sucks when the spotter doesnt know what he's doing. But the way I see it, even ashitty spotter is still doing me a favor.
     
  5. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    wow. you sound like a real piece of shit
     
  6. ChaCha

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    ya its the first time I've acted like that. I was still sorta pissed about missing 275, but oh well. This isn't the first time, but he didn't like just touch it he yanked it up like a fool.

    I might add the gym was empty besides him and I. So I didn't make a scene or anything.
     
  7. ChaCha

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    :wtc:
     
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    Why the hell did you throw shit? Its not your house. Thats just disrespectful to everyone around you. Sure the guy is an idiot but don't fuck up equipment.
     
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    sounds like you have a bit of a problem with anger, so some guy is a shitty spotter, that's what you get sometimes when you have strangers spot ya, ya take the good with the bad, throwing shit is pretty childish imo
     
  10. ChaCha

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    i know, i felt bad. I didn't break anything though. I just tossed/threw a nearby barbell (in a stand) on the ground. But ya, childish I admit it.
     
  11. ChaCha

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    I know you could, definitely. Again, the gym was empty. but trust me, no one that I know of in this gym is bigger than me. I'm not incredibly strong 270/485/395. 6'5'' 250lbs. Again, I'm a weakling compared to many of you.

    I don't think though I woulda acted like this if the gym had more people in it. I just had a feeling this dude was gonna pull something like this but I had no choice really. I was just pissed about the way he did it, even after I said don't touch it.
     
  12. TZ

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    calm the fuck down guy :hsugh:
     
  13. ChaCha

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    the bench has some weird apparatus on it that does sorta the same thing but my elbow hits them if I set it up. I could try that in the power rack. However, even though I'm the only person who uses the power rack for squats, its become quite a popular area :embd: (curls / pin pulls.. etc) and the gym at school has only one power rack.
     
  14. ChaCha

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    might I add I was hopped up on mountain dew?















    actually it was monster. even better :eek5:
     
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    He probably felt that you didn't have it. It was either:

    1) Grab it when he saw that you were taking longer than usual, and at the most risk getting yelled at for grabbing it too soon

    or

    2) Let that fucker slam on your chest and then yell at him for not spotting well enough, throw shit around, wash the sand out of your vagina, and then sue him.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Word. Holy over-reaction.
     
  17. ChaCha

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    ok I know.

    but when has the weight ever come back down and smash your chest? I was definitely making upward progress, but in a max out I shouldn't be able to throw it up like its nothing.

    AT WORST, the weight would have just came down and I would have held it at my chest and he'd help it up at that point. Thats what I need a spot for, not for him to see how much he can curl.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    animal. should have eaten his insdies...
     
  19. ChaCha

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    I am a disgrace to OT and F&N :wtc:
     
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    You should apologize next time you see him. And then give him a hug.
     
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    When I first spotted my buddies we did the same, if I saw them struggle I would pull it because I thought it would fall. Nobody wanted to responsible for a guy getting his chest smashed. How the hell were we supposed to know you only needed a fingertip to spot a struggler?

    IMO you owe the guy an explanation.
     
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    good thing you didn't have an animal pack before hand or that guy would have been dead.
     
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    throwing things = not cool
     
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    I would have shoved the weight back down on you and walked off dude :ugh2:

    Its pretty funny, but in that "you need your ass beat" kinda way.

    Holy thread backfire :rofl:
     
  25. cura

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    so how much test are you on to rage about stupid shit?
     
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