Never asking for a random spot ever again
- 04-26-2013, 09:41 PM
ill do is in cliffs to make it easy
attempting bench press 255x5
none of my spotters around, gf's period started so she left early (fml)
ask fatass black dude on chest press machine for a spot (id estimate 50% bf and 380lbs, super fat)
right off the bat, he tells me my grip is too wide and im doing "superman" bench press. watever the hell those are
places his hands on my chest and pulls every rep up with my push
tells me to flatten my back because arching puts the weight on rotator cuff
rant mode on
i didnt know i asked the world's certified bench pressing sage how to fukin bench. he wanted me to narrow my grip to a close grip bo, then lay flat on the bench and press like that. asked if hes certified to give any advice. response is "i bench 315, i know what im doing." (cuz 315 is god-level streng for a 400lb fatass right? and ive never seen him go over 4 plates in the 10 months ive been at this gym)
my response : "well i am and what youre saying contadicts every single thing ive learned on bodybuilding and powerlifting forms of bench pressing. i arch my back to put the weight on my traps, not my rotator cuff. i dont need you anymore, go over there and do some curls" while looking at the squat rack. i was pretty irritated at that point so i was a little snappy
in the end, this fat bich stole at least a rep and a half out of 6 and idk if i should progress or keep the weight on monday. and im retty damn sure proper spot etiquette is to pull the bar up AFTER it stalls or goes back down, not right at the liftoff
never trust a fatass to spot. i think im gonna put that as my fukin signature now
btw, dont go bashing my certification remark. i already know theyre hella stupid. but he didnt know that so i used it as a weapon
- 04-26-2013, 09:58 PM
I hate when I have no choice but to ask a dumbass to spot me. I'd almost rather put the safety bars at chest level in the power rack and sacrifice alil ROM as the bar sits 2-3" above my chest. Too many times have I had the hover over handsy overly helpful dumb **** spotter douche. What part of "don't step up, don't touch the bar until I say the word" do these guys not understand.
- 04-26-2013, 10:02 PM
04-26-2013, 10:14 PM
04-27-2013, 01:58 AM
I hate asking for spots for this exact reason. I tend to ask the same people. Probably pisses them off but I would rather be safe.
04-27-2013, 02:18 AM
04-27-2013, 10:10 AM
the point was that i asked for a spot, and got lectured by a fat fukin brofessor on how to bench improperly. then he potentially wasted a week of progression by stealing my reps. i could come back next time and redo 255x5 since i dont even know if i got it last time, or i could gamble and move on to 260
04-27-2013, 12:33 PM
04-27-2013, 12:40 PM
dude im already a rep bank, i dont need to make a thread to get more points. and i use the app, where rep points seem to be nonexistant so i dont really care too much about them. and no one repped me here anyways
****ty experience indeed. i think im over it now and will just attempt to progress on monday. and if i have to do a random spot, im gonna go with the skinny shy kids or a girl. they wont tuch the bar till i say so lol
04-27-2013, 01:00 PM
04-27-2013, 01:32 PM
The guy was doing you a favor and you whine about it?
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04-27-2013, 04:52 PM
not stand directly over me and tell me im benching incorrectly while throwing around some crap about using a flat back and close grip for more power. then putting his hands on my fuking chest rstricting ROM and pulling every damn rep on the liftoff.
at that point, the favor would of been to back to fuk up or leave cuz id rather get burried by the bar and someone come rescue me than what he did
04-27-2013, 10:12 PM
You ****ing racist man, against fat people lol
I hate bad spots, and when I spot I'll stay with them, but I don't put an once of force unless they are failing or give a signal. **** is annoying when you are breaking through a sticking point and people touch the bar.
For future reference do what I do, lay down the ground rules of how you would like the spot executed.
"Train like a animal, think like a human"-RTS
04-27-2013, 10:13 PM
04-27-2013, 10:20 PM
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04-27-2013, 11:54 PM
04-28-2013, 12:32 AM
04-28-2013, 12:39 AM
04-28-2013, 12:48 AM
04-28-2013, 04:36 AM
04-28-2013, 07:48 AM
The proper form of gym annoyance recovery is to wash the sand out of your vagina before logging on to the internet and whining like a bitch.
04-28-2013, 08:09 AM
04-28-2013, 09:57 AM
04-29-2013, 04:55 PM
Well at least he didn’t stand directly over you and hot box your nose with his grundle musk!
Lord knows that has happened to me a time or two.
Hit me up with any questions any time.
04-30-2013, 01:31 AM
04-30-2013, 02:59 AM
This was when I was at 190 lbs btw
It was a good day. In conclusion, yes I hate asking for a spot cuz people usually show themselves to be an ass...
04-30-2013, 11:57 AM
Understand the frustration, really dont like when people do the reps for you. Takes away from the gains imo even if you happen to get a few more reps. I almost tore my pec on the flat bench when I asked a random guy for a spot. Him and his kid im assuming, got on both sides and as I went down one didn't let go, then they switched, then they both held on. Nightmare
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