Just wanted to get your opinions on this.
Some guy asked me for a spot on incline bench tonight with a decent amount of weight at 225. Told me he was breaking it up into 3 small sets with about 10 sec rest between them, except going max rep on every one. Not really sure I understand the rationale, but whatever. I'll spot him. First "set," I have to help him a little bit on 5th rep.
Walks around for about 15 sec, second "set," doesn't even get one up on his own...I have to help a little. Then, he attempts a second, which I have to help him with from almost the moment it hits his chest. It was a bit of an "oh shit" moment, too, as I'd say I was easily handling 30% of the weight and just making sure he safely racked it.
At this point, I look at him and say, "so you're done here?"
"No. One more!"
"Sorry, but you're going to have to find someone else then. I have no intention of risking an injury for you or me." (walks away)
So, was this a dick move on my part? I should also mention it was moments before my 3rd set of 5/3/1, so expending too much energy thanks to some tool's obliviousness was not worth losing a rep or 2 on my part. IMO, he was the one violating any kind of spotting etiquette for putting that kind of risk unexpectedly into my hands and then attempting more. What are your experiences?