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    Well I was going for 250lbs on the bench today... Had a spotter and he gave me a "lift off". Now somehow I dont know how he picked it up but when he lets go my left wrist turns towards my head. Then down comes the weight crashing on my chest. Strange thing is it did not hurt my chest at all, I mean not even a little bit. MY wrist that got bent back hurt a lil bit. Feels pretty good now we will see how it dies tommorow.

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    I think the guy didnt know how to spot and was too weak for the weight. I usually just pick a random guy in the gym to spot me. Next time ill be more selective.

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    thats y i unrack myself.. IMO no way to know just how heavy the weight is gonna be unless u unrack it.
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    its takes me like 5 minutes to set up and guys look at me funny because i'm not a huge bencher but i bench in the squat rack so the safety bars protect me, I don't trust anyone in my gym and everyone has their own theory on how to spot someone so it's not worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    thats y i unrack myself.. IMO no way to know just how heavy the weight is gonna be unless u unrack it.
    Same here; I don't lift as heave but always unrack myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by MoTiV View Post
    its takes me like 5 minutes to set up and guys look at me funny because i'm not a huge bencher but i bench in the squat rack so the safety bars protect me, I don't trust anyone in my gym and everyone has their own theory on how to spot someone so it's not worth it.
    I've done this myself and works out best. I do have a friend that works out with me almost always, but he's easily distracted.
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    I rarely ask for a lift off because of this. If I do, I will tell them I will nod when they should let go so they don't just drop it before I am really holding the weight.
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    Set yourself up back farther in the bench, gym benches don't have platforms like comp benches theirfore someone is going to have a hard time bringing the weight out to you. If you setup close to the arms it is up and out a few inches and their is no way for this to happen. If you are lifting alone and the arm length is adjustable make sure it is set properly so it is just up an inch or two and out, not a half bench and out. If you are set up properly you should have not dropped the weight, granted it can be difficult to set up properly on a lot of the crap benches in commercial gyms.
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    Yea it has never happened to me before it was embarrassing. I blame the spotter as well as myself. I lift alone a lot and naturally do the lift of fpart by myself too, but it's hard for me to do lift offs for whatever reason I cna bench more and for more reps if some1 helps me on the lift off.
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