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I know a lot of people have been asking, how do I spot on the deadlift. My friend wants to try to deadlift 800 pounds, but I think I need to be there to give him the proper help and support he needs.

But how exactly do I spot on the deadlift? Where do I put my hands?

It's to help resolve tough questions just like this that we have Youtube.

Watch this video and you will see the technique.

No matter how big or strong your friend is, he will need straps. Wait until he has strapped his hands to the bar.

Then you yell, "Come on. Come on."

Now this is key, once you are sure he has strapped his hands to the bar, lick your hands and rub them together. Then hit your buddy in the back hard.
This will piss him off a little bit, but no more than a fly landing on his forehead or a bee sting and what's he going to do. Cameras are rolling and the bar is strapped to his hands.

He may have just yelled, "YEAH BUDDY! LIGHT WEIGHT, LIGHT WEIGHT BAY-BAYYY!!!!" but he's not going to stand up, turn around and swing the bar at you.

It isn't that light.

Once you've hit him in the back and watch while bouncing lightly from side to side.





"I want to see somebody else try this besides me." - Ronnie Coleman --- and maybe that's my new motivational quote for the week
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BaiTu private msg quote post Address this user
Seriously, who is the blonde guy?
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DETERMINED1 private msg quote post Address this user
hes not spotting him he is there to pump him up...
he hit him on the back before the lift and he was yelling throughout the video
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LittleDragon private msg quote post Address this user
I don't think there's a safe way to spot deadlifts (or squats)without disturbing the technique/movement of the lifter.
The point of failure with that amount of weight will require a considerable amount of assistance from a spotter to keep the weight moving.
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AKK private msg quote post Address this user
you dont spot a deadlift?

maybe send out mental cues like

"hips, push your hips"

"head up"

somethign along those lines but

you dont spot a pulling exercise, which I believe would be considered a open chain exercise.


People have a much easier time reaching complete failure with exercises that are in a pulling motion rather than a pushing.
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BaiTu private msg quote post Address this user
Just to be clear, I was joking.

I was just having a little fun with my writing.

Please don't try to spot my deadlifts and don't hit me in the back.

This is why I don't use straps. Because if you hit me, I'll spin around quickly and hit you back.

Yes, no need to spot the deadlift, if it's too heavy, just put it back down quickly. Or drop it.
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BaiTu private msg quote post Address this user
And seriously, who is that blonde guy? The coach? The personal trainer?


And didn't the word seriously indicate that what I'd written before wasn't really all that serious.
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DETERMINED1 private msg quote post Address this user
Obviously that guy is the lifting supervisor he oversees all muscle stuff and what not ... Ur gym doesn't have one?
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Thor private msg quote post Address this user
In all seriousness, they are there to catch you if your hamstrings snap.
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Originally Posted by Thor
In all seriousness, they are there to catch you if your hamstrings snap.


Catch you and your involuntary bowel and bladder movement from the agony! :'(
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Originally Posted by DETERMINED1
Obviously that guy is the lifting supervisor he oversees all muscle stuff and what not ... Ur gym doesn't have one?


No, my gym doesn't have one. Can't tell if you're joking or not.

It would be nice.
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AKK private msg quote post Address this user
thats the owner of the gym
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EFJK private msg quote post Address this user
Blonde guy? I see no blonde guys in there haha..

Brian (the dude pumping him up) is the owner of Metroflex Gym and the guy that convinced Ronnie to start competing
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Originally Posted by Thor
In all seriousness, they are there to catch you if your hamstrings snap.


Reminds me of what happened to Zack Khan, detached tendons from hack squatting. That pain, I can't fathom it
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