Originally Posted by wizzeak
Fuck why does nobody in the gym know how to spot? I know you wanna get your curl on but wait till you're done spotting bro...
I have learned that if you're going to have a random gymbro spot you, you have to give him a slow and concise walkthrough of what you're going to do and exactly how you want them to spot you.
For example on bench I say
1. Okay, I'm going to set up. Do not touch the bar.
2. I'm going to unrack the bar myself. Do not touch the bar.
3. It's going to look like I'm struggling, but do not touch the bar until I vocally say "grab it" or if the bar starts to drop down on the ascent.
4. DO NOT TOUCH THE BAR.
Basically, you have to treat him like a puppy that you're trying to teach a trick. Just keep repeating what you want/don't want.