I Almost Killed Somebody At The Gym The Other Day
hey bros... have you ever wanted to try a really heavy set to see where your progress is...and so you load the bar, and ask someone to spot you "just in case" you're not to where you want to be yet... Okay, the other day I was gonna see where my bench was, so before my chest workout, I loaded up the bar and asked this due, who seemed pretty cool and sensible to watch me just in case I killed myself with the weight.... so I am gonna go for three reps...and as soon as I start to strain (which is the point of maxing..I still had COMPLETE POSITIVE CONTROL OF THE WEIGHT..IT WAS STILL ON THE UPWARD MOVEMENT) the guy grabs the bar and starts pulling up on the bar to "spot" me... I was so fucking pissed I was almost hallucinating...so I left the gym for about 20 minutes and came back after he left so I wouldn't fight him. Maybe I went a little overboard, but I was so mad...I told him NOT to touch the bar unless the weight actually started to fall...but he did anyways...... And I am a pretty calm guy 99.9% of the time... but I guess I just have my triggers.....is that off the handle, or does anyone else here feel the same way about the subject?
I usually wait until my training partner is locked on the upward motion and the veins in his neck are bulging, he's got a horrible grimmace on his face, that's when I usually start yelling "Cmon you pussy, you can do it! One more!" and if he can't pull out of it, I'll then put just a couple of fingers under the bar to give him just enough weight off (usually 5 to 10lbs makes a dif) and make him do the work. 😀
I spot the same way as racer. Just a little bump here or there to get the weight moving again. But yeah that does seem a little extreme. What did the guy do?
i swear to god that shit happens to me all the time whenever i ask a random guy for a spot. i will start to struggle and boom, he lifts it for me. You DONT even get a good pump from that shit. Im like, bro, only tap it up to keep me moving. dont do the weight for me, fucker.
Don't ask for anymore spots.
Teach the guy how to spot BEFORE you let him spot you.
Yea same here.. Providing spots is important, but just as important is finding a individual who knows how to provide a proper spot, i'd get someone else and tell them exactly how you want to be spotted, like watch my left side a little, or else tell them only help out a little when the weight is not moving anywhere, etc. You might have some anger cause the tren your on bro??.Just noticed the other post about your tren cycle....
Some people have no clue how to properly spot and have to be taught each and every time.
Originally posted by Pinz Teach the guy how to spot BEFORE you let him spot you. Agreed. Tell the guy what u want him to do, hands on bar, hands off bar, lift only if i tell u, lift if weight stops moving...ect.. I wouldnt go jumping on a guy if u didnt tell him. Most ppl cant read minds, different ppl like being spotted different ways.
he went out of his way to help you. it is not his fault,if he did not help you the way you wanted. you show no appreciation for anothers willingness to help you. get off the tren , and do not ask for any more help. you do not deserve it!
Before I spot someone I always ask what they want exactly. Just someone there in case of emergencies, a little push at the sticking point, a lift off the rack, etc. I usually dont ask strangers for a spot. I was told when I was 2 not to talk to strangers....they are bad people!
It's possible he didn't correctly hear what you told him. It can be difficult to correctly understand a stranger's voice particulary in a loud environment. In my case, I am a little hard of hearing and sometimes realize after the fact that I completely misunderstood what someone said. I then worry that they think I am mentally handicapped.
Originally posted by scarecrow999 I was so fucking pissed I was almost hallucinating...so I left the gym for about 20 minutes and came back after he left so I wouldn't fight him. I don't know, but the fact that you were so mad that you left the gym is absolutely hilarious. Cole
Originally posted by Pinz Teach the guy how to spot BEFORE you let him spot you. Absolutely. You have to clearly explain what you want him to do. Otherwise, you can't blame him - he honestly thought he was helping you out. Jay
It wasnt his fault like it has been said you need to have someone you know can spot to spot you. He was doing you a favour not knowing you and helping you.