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Old 02-14-2009, 08:19 PM   #15
Dave Van Skike
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Originally Posted by Brian Lawyer View Post
Personally, I am of the school of thought if a spotter places his hand on the bar it automatically doesn't count. He got pissed at me cause he was squatting and I didn't help him up with 185lbs. I just let him drop it on the pins.
Doesn't count for what? Are you getting paid for your reps?

Of course there is a big difference between the bro culture of cheat curls and bounced bench presses and legit safe spotting but I can tell you if someone pulled a stunt like that in in my gym, whether it was a 185 pound squat or a 405 squat they would be removed...quickly, permanently and quite a bit worse for wear.

I take spotting kind of seriously. I can honestly say the BIGGEST change in my training in the last year came from getting with a group of people that can A) spot competently and safely B) know that it's worth pushing to technical failure.
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