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Weight Training Lesson of the Day: Get a Spotter

Bench pressing guy realizes the hard way he's not as strong as he thought.

February 2013 |
Weight Training Lesson of the Day: Get a Spotter

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Chances are most of us have been in a similar awkward bench press scenario during our early weightlifting endeavors. So it's hard not to empathize with this poor guy in his desperate attempts to get the weight off his chest. A little little help from mom or dad would have been nice. Guess they were out of earshot, or maybe they just figured he would would eventually free himself up, which fortunately for him is what happened.

If nothing else, this video should serve as reminder that when lifting heavy, it's always wise to have a spotter or at least someone nearby who gives a damn about your well-being.

One last thing, you may want to lower the volume on this one. This dude really lets out some primal screams for help.  

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