Why do people bench like this?

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  1. KIDRR

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    Friend does the same shit.

    I'll do 225 for a few reps and he tries to compete by doing the same. He'll do 4 reps and I give him BIG HELP on every single one.

    And when someone asked him how much he benches he said around 235 for a couple, when in reality it's probably around 205 for one.

    And on sets of 10 he'll do like 4 unassisted and 6 assisted. I'm going to tell him not to do it anymore because I barely get to rest in between sets because of him.
     
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    :rofl: @ the word "hottie" in the title.
     
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    yeah :wtf: i thought it was a dude until she got up
     
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    :rofl:so did i
     
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    Then stop being dumb and contributing to it and let your friend get pinned. Laugh at said friend and say I won't help you cheat anymore. Do it on your own.

    There is no point to training like that. One assisted at the end (especially if you push and just can't do it on accident) is fine, but people doing 70%+ of their set assisted is pointless.
     
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    if I'm spotting someone and they start to fail I will give them some help on one rep...but if they decide to do another rep I'll let it pin them and then yank it off them...it's funny when they get pissed at you for taking the weight...
     
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    I know why would anyone spot really more than once? it should be the last rep as said by Nudey
     
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    If I'm being assisted on a rep, that's my last rep that set, period.
     
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    The funny part is, while the video says "Strong Hottie," that person's youtube account name is "Stonghottie" (no r). :rofl:

    btw, that's how like > 50% of the people at my gym bench.
     
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    jesus christ, how much test is that bitch on!
     
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    well when I bench, usually I like to do 4 sets x 5 reps. I can bench 155 unassisted 3 times usually, nearly unassisted the fourth and I need help on the 5th. I dunno, you're still working hard but at that point you're pretty exhausted so I don't know if it'd help you or not to do any more. Mostly you'd just be fatiguing yourself.
     
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    The guys I lift with in the gym want me to spot them ussualy, when they go heavy they ussualy crank out like 5 reps themselfs, then want me to do 5 more reps with me progressivly supporting more and more weight. By the end Im pulling up like over 100 lbs. I don't like these guys spotting me, they help wayyyy to much with the weight. I like the hands floating about 2-3 inches away from the bar just in case, but not touching.
     
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    I haven't spotted in quite some time, but I learned to spot only using two fingers from each hand. It is very hard to put any effort into assisting the lift, plus you can easily wrap around the bar if it doesn't look like they are going to get another rep.
     
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    not gonna pin my friend

    he does it for a reason -- he's not experienced and doesn't know better

    IBobeashittyfriendandteachhimbetter
     
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    :rofl: Contributing to his stupidity is worse than him doing it due to lack of knowledge :ugh:
     
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    He racks the weight, I spot him. I give him pointers, but it's his call if he wants to listen to them. I'm just there so he doesn't drop it on his face. If he needs a spot on a couple more, then so be it.

    I've told him to drop the weight but he doesn't.

    How has this suddenly become my fault or my problem? It's his. It's annoying for me, sure. But at least he's in the gym and lifting something decent.

    Are you getting an ego boner from trying to put me down? :nono:
     
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    It makes you look just as stupid as him.
     
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    i agree. And when they touch, only just tap it, and let you get the rest of the bar up, i hate people that when you stop moving, just grap it, and thats the end of your set.
     
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