Good stuff Hazzard. The whole bench press spotting is one of my pet peeves -- I'll tell someone "I'm going for X reps. I really only want a handoff and a rescue if I get stapled." And yet they still are there, "helping" me get those last couple of reps. Fortunately there are a couple of guys at the gym who I can trust to spot me without interfering with my reps, but those are few and far between.
"Generally people can't squat because they're lacking in the 'lower ab' area. As in they need to grow a set." - LtL
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