Anyone else noticed nobdy asks for a spotter anymore?

I have never seen anyone in my gym ask a stranger for a spot. I personally don’t need one but ive observed that spotting is dead in gyms. What gives? Anti social zoomers killing the culture?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I personally don't ask because i'd rather fail and have someone come and take it off my chest than have a spotter that touches the bar as soon as i struggle.
    >zoomer

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >can I get a spot? Don't take it right away just give enough help to let me finish.
      It's literally that easy except the real reason you don't ask for a spot is because you're terrified of talking to people face to face like every other zoomer.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Different anon, I've said this before to someone and they still help me right away on the first rep. Thank God I have a home gym now and don't have to deal with gains goblins.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >ask biggest dude around for spot
      >tell him repeatedly to NEVER touch the bar no matter how much I struggle unless I say help
      >last rep
      >grind
      >spotter helps
      >say thank you with murder in my eyes
      I'm going insane. Why the fuck doesn’t every gym have safeties. It’s better in every possible way.

      >safety arms
      You mean the things that prevent you from doing a complete rep because it stops the bar from touching your chest? I agree, anyone that uses these is retarded and should be banned.

      You set the safeties just low enough so that they’re not in the way when you arch your back, retard. If you fail a rep you just lay flat and the safeties catch it.
      Also way safer if you accidentally drop the bar.

      I just set the hooks low and use my legs if I need to
      There's never been a time when I couldn't get it the five inches up to reach a hook
      I'm not gonna interrupt someone's day to babysit me

      Based woman disregarder

      Never rerack if you don’t have locked out arms. One fuck up and you drop the bar on your neck.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        NTA, but unless you luck out with a perfectly set level, the safety bars will be set either below or above the point of contact with your chest, which means either they’ll be no help or you won’t be doing the full rep. Alternatively, if you’re not using safety bars, you could just not use the bar clips, so if you get stuck at the bottom of a rep you can tilt the bars and have the plates drop off in an emergency.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The safeties don't need to be above your chest, they just need to be above your neck. You have all this space (more if you arch).

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        skill issue
        simple as visually confirming the bar is seated in the hooks before releasing tension

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      im glad to see u bench 100 pounds anyone experienced knows to always touch the bar in case you pass out, hurt yourself, etc. if you are benching 300 for instance you better be fucking ready to atleast hold it till he gets out the way

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just think having another guys balls in my face is kinda gay, I would rather do the roll of shame

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you need a spotter your ngmi

    Pain is the price of failure. Only when your life is on the line, when you can barely keep the bar above your chest from crushing you, do you get the burst of adrenaline needed to bust out that final rep

    And if you fail?

    Then you didn’t deserve to lift it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is the stupidest thing I've read all day. KEK.

      Literally all the greats spotted , its a classic pump and confidence booster too to know someone's got you and you make gains with riskier weights faster

      anon's can't be coping this hard about their anti-social tendencies are they?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        If they needed a spotter to help them lift the weight then they weren’t so great after all

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/Al5L2QK.jpg

        I have never seen anyone in my gym ask a stranger for a spot. I personally don’t need one but ive observed that spotting is dead in gyms. What gives? Anti social zoomers killing the culture?

        I push harder when I get a stranger to do it. DOnt want anyone I can relax around.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >its a classic pump and confidence booster too to know someone's got you
        This, except with Jesus Christ. It's why atheists are more likely to be beta incels.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >that spacing
      You sound like a retarded gay rehearsing lines for your high school production of avengers.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's still a thing at my gym but thats cause there are a few defenders of the keep who actively go outta their way to do it.

    But these kids coming up - they never ask or count on their zoomer bros

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think its just your gym man. Ive asked for spots and been asked for spots all the time at my university gym and the commercial gyms in my town

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Always been like that here. I have never seen anybody ask a random person to spot them. Seen a few times when somebody fails on the bench and needs help to get the bar up from the chest however kek. Though doing absolutely everything to not talk to strangers is our snowmoron culture.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Interesting
    Another data point for the total disintegration of society

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    asking for a spotter when you can use safety arms is an IQ test.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >safety arms
      You mean the things that prevent you from doing a complete rep because it stops the bar from touching your chest? I agree, anyone that uses these is retarded and should be banned.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >his face is as flat as the rest of his tiny body
        >too retarded to have even the slightest correct upright chest and retracted shoulders
        >calls others retarded when he can't even bench or use equipment
        hopefully you drop the bar on your neck and decapitate yourself in the future, good luck

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I almost never ask for a spotter because I’ve learned to use my legs to drive if I get in trouble. If you constantly need a spotter, you’re probably not going to be doing bench as often as you need to to improve. Also if you have a spotter, you’ll probably feel pressured to take shorter breaks between reps, which is not good.

    It’s also possible that people are not asking you to spot them because you look like a dyel. People ask me to spot them because I’m large and usually benching more than anyone else in the bench press area of my gym. The other day I stepped on a woman’s hair while I was spotting her. I didn’t apologize. Everyone needs to get better at bench press. I almost never see anyone doing more then 2pl8.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you actually knew anything about bench you would know you're supposed to brace your feet under you and push through them for the whole lift, not just when you're in trouble. It keeps your whole body tight.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just set the hooks low and use my legs if I need to
      There's never been a time when I couldn't get it the five inches up to reach a hook
      I'm not gonna interrupt someone's day to babysit me

      Based woman disregarder

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I lift alone on a 15 year old setup that might break at any moment
    It's about muscle confusion and embracing uncertainty

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I dunno about you guys but anytime I've failed a bench I've just rolled it off myself fairly easily. It hurts a bit but it's not that bad. I really don't know people could get into a situation where they're literally stuck, worst case scenario don't use clips and slide it off

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Maybe if I was doing 1RM's and I was a powerlifter who is super specialized.
      However I am not. I do sets 8 or more on a low incline so the bar easily rolls to my hips and up it goes.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're right. I recently returned to the gym and noticed how nobody asks other people to spot them. How the fuck do normies bench seriously?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      > How the fuck do normies bench seriously?

      They don’t. And neither do most of the people who work out regularly. They just do it once every two weeks and then complain they make no progress.

  14. 2 months ago
    I hate women

    Because I don’t trust any of you fags

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why would I need another human to spot me when I lift inside my power rack at my home gym?

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Im shy

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    LOL YOU'RE ASKING ANOTHER MAN TO HELP YOU
    LIKE YOUR NOT MAN ENOUGH TO LIFT WEIGHT YOU LOADED YOURSELF?!?!?
    WHAT A FAG HAHAHAHAHA

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I never asks for spotters, but use the safety bar instead.

    Yet, some still go in and "help" me for my last reps, and I have to tell them to not help me. It would be understandable if i was benching without safeties, and was about to get fucked, but this?

    Can't really tell them to fuck off either, as their intentions are good.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Put your bag where the spotter would stand, when randos come and move it out of the way to "help" you. Tell them to fuck off and not touch your stuff. If they keep touching your bag. Put a big dildo in it and have it slightly peaking out.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Zoomers are all anxious para-socialites who are incapable of communicating with other people unless it's through the medium of the phone. They will never ask for a spot. However I have noticed they will always say yes to any reasonable gym demand because they have no spine. They act all insulted and offended that they have to spot you or let you use the bench in between your sets but they just do it anway.

    ong

    Anytime people say "the youth are beyond repair" it's usually cap 100 but I really think zoomers are just going to keep overdosing on drugs, killing themselves and chuding out until there's no one left to reproduce that doesn't have a mental disorder.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    An experienced lifter can pretty easily tell if they have another one in them by the bar speed of the previous rep.

    Don't want an 'its all you bro' guy rowing the weight and can't be bothered to explain how to spot properly everytime.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >An experienced lifter can pretty easily tell if they have another one in them by the bar speed of the previous rep.

      I don't need a spotter because I don't know when I'll fail a rep, I need a spotter because I want to do a failed rep, you fucking mong.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i dont need spotter because i know how to roll of shame... have done that with 160 kg no problem

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do fairly high volume so I never need a spotter
    I've lifted long enough to know what I have in the tank, I don't need a spotter when I'm leaving 1 or 2 in reserve
    its not like I put another 10 pounds on the bar and suddenly I can't move it at all

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Happens every now and then, knew I was making it when some guy asked me to spot his 2.5pl8 bench once

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    spotters used to be helpful when going for a PR. Then the zoomers came of age. Now spotters are only good for ISTers looking for a near death experience

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't want to make 1RM PRs I want to hypertrophy
    Why would you ever do sets under 5 reps?

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The only people that ask for spots in my gym are the people that lift heavy. Since it's rare for a zoomer to lift more than 185lbs, they don't need a spotter.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    most people don't know how to spot correctly, i asked once for spot and dude stole my 2nd last reps cuz he noticed i struggle to go up

    other time i was benching solo and some retard saw me struggling on last rep and guess what he did? he panicked and pushed the bar in front of me so my bench press turned into dick press

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been asked a few times.

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The closest I ever got to failing a rep if bench to the point of dropping it on myself was in a moment of weakness I was distracted by the fact that a woman just before I laid down to bench leaned over to ask me if she could take some plate I wasn't using in that way where you can see down their shirt. I almost dropped the bar but I had a neat adrenaline rush that saved me. It really drove home just how careful I need to be guarding my virginity.

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I spotted some guy yesterday on squats

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't want to give people at my gym the impression I am someone they can talk to. I have no fucking clue why, but people seem to come find me to talk to me at my gym, despite me never initiating. I just want the gym to be my zone out place.

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    literally anytime i go to the gym i get asked to spot someone on some kind of lift. you guys must be some small looking mfs

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    no worries i got my safeties bro

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Training at a commercial gym again, feel like i have to lift the bar off a zoomer who failed a bench rep at least once a week.

    All been there tho, remember being 17 and pinning myself under 80kg because it couldn't be that much harder than 60kg right?

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't trust anyone to spot me correctly in my current gym since I haven't seen anyone sans a raging fucking gay (he has great physique tho) workout with weight similar to mine.

    And I aint asking the gay because I have never seen do anything other than women exercises

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