Originally Posted by 5kgLifter
Would you agree then that the spotter should have known what to do and how they were able to assist in this scenario? And if they didn't know, they should be informed post haste, so that they know how to handle this should it happen again.
Of course, there is the fact that the situation that occurred wasn't expected to ever occur, which is fully understandable, so neither party were prepared.
I totally agree that neither me nor my spotter we expecting or even prepared for this. I think going forward this is something we're gonna have to pay attention to and be on stand-by when the bar is being racked. Spotter really didn't know to assist in such an unexpected situation.
As I'm typing this the muscles at the back of my neck a bit tight from where the bar clipped me.