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    JasonL.Ac. is offline Senior Member
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    Default Do not answer your cell phone while spotting someone's bench press!

    For the love of all that is good and safe...The other day in the gym I watched someone spotting a bench press. Having seen her struggle to leg press less than her bodyweight, I might question her qualifications to spot someone benching 225 or so, but I digress. As the person being spotted was pressing the weight up off his chest, she reached down to pick up and answer her cell phone, saying (to the person in the midst of benching) "hold on a second".

    I don't normally contribute to the "stupid things seen in gyms" threads that pop up every so often, but this is stupidity of a magnitude higher than I would have thought possible. There are a number of reasons why I don't choose to bench press right now, but this might be the new number 1: if this is an example of the average gym goer, and I would have to trust them to spot me when going heavy. No thanks; I will stick to the deadlift, where I can just drop the damn bar if I bite off more than I can chew.
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    Rob Drewry is offline Banned
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    Clueless! I would imagine the presser knew what a bonehead he had in their spotter so that goes for him as well.

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    I think the bench presser was dumber. Who would trust a total air head to spot him on a heavy bench press? I wish this was on youtube.

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    She should've got a headset or something!

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    chiefhiawatha is offline Senior Member
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    Sounds like the 2nd worst spotter of recent memory

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSTWc...e_gdata_player

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    Geesh man - some things shouldn't need to be explained to people.

    I agree with Flattop - you 'trust' a fool you are a fool

    Being ignorant should be against gym rules.
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    martyall is offline Junior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Drewry View Post
    Clueless! I would imagine the presser knew what a bonehead he had in their spotter so that goes for him as well.
    Yeah right. I hope that there would be no problem at him. I will not surely answer phone when I'm on the spot.

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