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Old 09-04-2008, 10:11 AM   #9
Gregory L. Johnson
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I think in the video of Casey B. on the July 31 WOD shows him squatting heavy - no spotting stands.

I use squat stands but no spotting stands. I've only had to dump the weight once (obviously I am not trying hard enough) at the bottom of my squat. I wasn't aggressive enough in dumping the weight and the bar rolled right down my spine. It didn't cause an injury but it was not a pleasant feeling. I wanted to get spotting stands after that but decided not to. I think it's too much of mental crutch knowing you can just bail on the lift any time.
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