[quote]Ct. Rockula wrote:
There is a guy who gets me to spot him every fucking morning for bench. It got to a point where I kinda snapped at him. He was benching 160lbs and did one rep with me helping just a tiny bit to get up for a rep. Then decides to do ANOTHER one! WTF. I just yanked on it to pull it up and racked it;
Guy- “Hey it was going.”
Me- “Yeah, I was doing more of the work.”
I’ll spot anyone in my gym however when you can barely do one then decide to do another, no, I am not for that. [/quote]
have you tried fixing his sets/reps with him? I mea, more experienced or knowledgeable lifters should help out in gyms as much as possible to the obvious clueless. ya kno, show him max-ot or something that will have him making gains instead of getting annoyed bro!
I think as a strength community we need to stop poking fun or dissin people who are confused and just HELP without all that “I’m a god damn star” shit.
not an attack btw
No, it’s understandable. But this was a guy who is in his 50+. I’ve learned that these guys have a ego and there way is the only way.
The kid that was benching 185lbs at the time is a guy who really is into himself. Like if he could he would marry himself. His questions were nothing about asking about ab work.
You tend to get to know these guys by they way they talk and say things. I know it’s probably just going off assumption but still.
It may be playing off from teaching my gf things. She just blows it off and nods. So I kinda stop lending out advice to people who don’t ask.