How To Spot Someone On The Bench Press

A proper spot on the bench press should do two things: Prevent a barbell loaded with weights from crushing your trachea when you’re too gassed to do another repetition, and enable you to squeeze out another rep or two that you wouldn’t have gotten if not for some assistance. Thing is, there’s a huge difference between being a good spotter and an idiot who grabs the bar at the wrong time. So whether you’re being spotted or doing the spotting, you’ll want to know the proper technique.

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