I was a spotter/loader at a meet for the first time a couple of weeks ago.
It was pretty intense, I didnt want to fuck up and hurt somebody.
Some dude on his first attempt lowers the weight and it fires back over then down towards his head we catch it and save his ass! Everyone looks at me like good work! You ok?, I was it wasnt hard just scarry, if we missed that guy was toast it was over 500 lbs.
So he comes out again and everyone is looking at me and saying quietly "be ready" then did want to say outright "Look out this nut case is using weight he is no where near ready for!"
For his second attempt he went heavier! It was just as bad as the first, comes out again and tries the same weight mabe more I didnt notice. Same result we saved his ass again.
Fuck me, it was an intresting first.