Why you need a spotter

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  1. rosettastoned

    rosettastoned Purple Belt

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    Here is a video of a kid trying to record himself lifting like a good bro does. Unfortunately he used too much weight and has to resort to an embarrassing measure.



     
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    WTF kind of weights was he using? That looked like a little kids play set.
     
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    Haha I remember those plastic weights with concrete in the middle. Can you imagine if that kid suffocated himself and the parents saw how long he was calling them for help on the video?
     
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    That face at 1:24.
     
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    He's lucky that he didn't kill himself. Anyway, I did something similar in my basement a few years ago. I didn't have as much weight on. I only had 45's and 35's on the bar. But, after a few reps, my arms gave out. I wound up rolling the bar down my belly and over my knees, letting it fall to the floor.

    My friend in high school lost his brother to this. He was a beast, and wound up dropping like 340 lbs on his chest.
     
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    I did that once. At a gym no less. I was too embarrassed to ask for help so I lifted up one side and snuck out.
     
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    forever alone on a bench. calls for help and no one comes. He should've called out for Superman.
     
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    I almost always go to the gym alone, and this one time I ended up stuck underneath my bar at the end of a set. I had to patiently wait for the guy on the bench next to me to finish his set while I had the bar fucking crushing my chest to politely ask for a spot. Now, I tend to play it safe and just rack up if I feel like I'm done.
     
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    Yea, when benching solo it's important to know how to do the roll of shame. Obviously lifting with a spotter is smarter, but if that's not possible, then the roll is your best way out of a tight spot.
     
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    Don't use collars/clips people.
     
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    was gonna post the same thing :D:D
     
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    I once had a weird thing happen where my shoulder kinda felt like it disconnected temporarily while doing military press with dumbells. It's scary stuff when you lose control of weight.
     
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    I almost always have a spotter when I bench but I have done a few AMRAP sets solo and I always stop with one or two left in the tank. Going to failure on the bench by yourself is idiotic.
     
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    naked duck It sure is cold without pants.

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    hmmm never thought of that. usually just used dumbbells if lifting alone.
     
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    Am I the only one who thinks this could have been faked?
     
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    Haha yeah, learned that shit the hard way.
     
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    Shit I forgot about that forum.
     
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    it looked odd to me as well. the weights just didn't move right
     

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