spotting ettiquete?

Whats the rule on asking strangers to spot for you?

I was doing my last set for bench

An AMRAP at 85 percent

Weight was 175 and i did 7 of them

The guy spotting me seemed super reluctant and confused that i would ask him. I had to like drag him to my bench.

He did spot me though. On the 8th rep he saved my life and helped me rerack the weight.

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >On the 8th rep he saved my life
    Don’t ask for a spot if you are going to do this if you aren’t friendly with them. At least make sure they actually look strong and would be psyched to help.

    Normally, just have them there to watch you. Be confident that you can do it, but have them there for safety or in case you get gassed out sooner than you anticipate for whatever reason. Also instruct them not to touch the bar unless you’re stalling.

    Scope out dudes who look like they meet the criteria for a food spotter while you warm up/

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    He was confused because no one should need a spotter for 175. Fucking babbyweight.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Its an AMRAP set bitch. Youre supposed to fail

      Guess a t. Nogains cuck like you wouldnt know that

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >AMRAP
        >Youre supposed to fail
        AMRAP isn't "until failure", quite literally the opposite, it's as many reps as possible (without going to failure).

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          The fuck kinda retarded thinking is that? No dude AMRAP is 100% going to muscular failure. Literally "as many reps as possible." It's not AMRAPBDF

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            It is though. Read the book. As many reps as possible until your form breaks down. Form breaks down a few reps before failure usually

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            No, AMRAP is as many reps as possible without going to failure.
            You also don't know what 100% muscular failure is either, you've never truly experienced that.
            As for "going to failure", you need to specify concentric, isometric, or eccentric failure.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            If it was to failure the program would simply say to failure, he wouldn’t create a whole new acronym and write a book about it lmao.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              People can write books about any topic they want, it doesn't mean they actually know what they're talking about.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Okay whatever bro you’re the one doing the AMRAP sets. Which come from a specific book. That you obviously didn’t read.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I (

                People can write books about any topic they want, it doesn't mean they actually know what they're talking about.

                ) am not OP. I am

                No, AMRAP is as many reps as possible without going to failure.
                You also don't know what 100% muscular failure is either, you've never truly experienced that.
                As for "going to failure", you need to specify concentric, isometric, or eccentric failure.

                >AMRAP
                >Youre supposed to fail
                AMRAP isn't "until failure", quite literally the opposite, it's as many reps as possible (without going to failure).

                >On the 8th rep he saved my life
                Don’t ask for a spot if you are going to do this if you aren’t friendly with them. At least make sure they actually look strong and would be psyched to help.

                Normally, just have them there to watch you. Be confident that you can do it, but have them there for safety or in case you get gassed out sooner than you anticipate for whatever reason. Also instruct them not to touch the bar unless you’re stalling.

                Scope out dudes who look like they meet the criteria for a food spotter while you warm up/

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Oh okay. I am agreeing with you here

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know much, but I know that if you're failing to do 8 reps on bench at 175 you're never ever ever going to make it.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Thats a PR of 205 x2 and my PR was 165 2 months ago. 40lbs in 8 weeks. Im making it bro. Suck my dick.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Just don't crack a rib bouncing the bar off your body ego lifting, big guy.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        The fuck kinda retarded thinking is that? No dude AMRAP is 100% going to muscular failure. Literally "as many reps as possible." It's not AMRAPBDF

        Imagine structuring ANY of your programming around failing lifts?

        Isolation, bodybuilding fluff stuff maybe I'd get it, but with something like bench press you should be executing the lift correctly every time. Why would you practice missing a lift? Why would you PLAN to fail to execute? You're training bad habits when you could just increase the volume or weight to get the same overload, instead of intentionally pinning yourself under your poverty bench every week.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Agree with you partially, yes almost killing yourself with the bar with only a mans dick in your face is pretty soi.

          But the last few lifts are important and you could stop early if you dont do amrap so its good advice for normies. Also negatives have been proven to be insanely good for gains and the slow letting down of the weights on the last rep is good but they should honestly just do negatives when they start struggling instead of planning to fail

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah theres definitely a mentality aspect to it. Theres nothing wrong with going to failure. If you have good form, which i do, then every rep counts. The only problem with bench is that it can hurt/kill you if you go to failure. There are benefits with lifting to failure. Any pro will tell you that. I get the weights up as many times as possible instead of breaking form and putting it on the rack incorrectly, i just have a bro help me out. And back to the mental side, being able to go to failure knowing that its safe will allow me to maximize reps, instead of focusing on the danger. Now i can focus on form and breathing. Anyone saying you dont lift to failure is retarded. Those are literally the most critical reps where you are tearing the most fibers.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Implying i only do chest once a week

          Buddy your level of projection is amplifying your astounding lack of knowledge. You need to read up on programs. Specifically juggy. Which focuses on these types of lifts.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Spotting less than 1.5pl8

    Yeah no shit he was confused

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just dont touch the bar unless its extremely clear they need help

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Whats the rule on asking strangers to spot for you?
    Most people will give you a spot if you ask nicely. Truth is most people don't know how to give a spot correctly. Tell them exactly what you want them to do so there are no confusing moments during the reps since that is how injuries can happen.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Must be 6ft earning $200k US or you ain't getting wit me boi- Gretta.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lmao at IST calling 175 for 7 baby weight but at the same time pissing yourself at the thought of going to failure with that weight

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Whats the rule on asking strangers to spot for you?
    The rule is that you don't do that.
    Most guys just come to the gym to exercise and don't appreciate gay stuff.
    A bench setup comes with those horizontal bars on both sides (what are they called?) that you should adjust to the exact height that you can do your full rom but won't get chocked to death if you fail.
    That guy you asked was uncomfortable because you asked him for something you could do on your own just as well, and he was thinking "why is this gay hitting on me? I don't look like a homosexual"
    God I hate your gym gays so much it's unreal.

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