So I am on this massive lifting program that requires that I have a spotter for almost all of my sets. For the first 4 sets, my spotter was great. Suddenly he was gone. On my last set, I asked a woman, maybe in her mid 20s if she could spot me. She was lifting some massive deadlift weight so I figured that she had some kind of clue as to what she was doing. Not to mention she agreed so I figured she was educated. Was I wrong.
I told her I was doing 5 reps of my bench press. For the first 3 I was okay but for 4 and 5 I needed some help. To her, help meant saying "go" and "push". As I was dying on my last rep she just stood there. It took all my my power, not to mention bad form, to re-rack the weight. I was so pissed I felt like ripping her apart. Lesson learned. Grrr