@bodybag: I'm not trying to be a meanie, so read all this as if we are having a nice discussion over coffee
. I'd still argue that I don't *need* a spotter. It would be nice, but:
-I get sick of hunting down a stranger every week who never seems to spot properly.
-I'm not a teenage boy (like all the articles you linked) so I'm not 1) new and 2) lifting ridiculous crushing-weights because I don't know any better.
-If I ever did start to choke, I workout in a gym and not by myself so people would come running. In fact they did this time, but most stopped in their tracks as soon as the saw me SIT UP because the weight is so light.
So yes, everyone should use a spotter and yes some day I might eat these words as I slowly suffocate (still don't see it happening), but will I for this sort of a workout? Probably not. When I'm doing one rep max attempts, or heavier weights then I always grab one. The next time you bench, put 95 pounds on the bar, bring it down to your chest, then sit up with it (as you guide the bar down your stomach so it doesn't drag), then you will know what I'm talking about! Its really not a problem
. Thanks *steps off soapbox*3 Dec 2008 - Wed
- Yup, you guessed it. Cardio day
40 minutes eliptical, 10 minutes rowing. Took an easier pace today than lately.
And I just wanted to mention that this morning I finally made it back to the small farm animal sanctuary that is located out this way
. I love this place and am going to start working there regularly (probably Fridays). It was so great to be back and even see some familiar faces, its been 4 years since I'd been there so I wasn't expecting to see quite so many, can't wait to get into it more!