I've seen pics and videos of competitions where a squat spotter stands a millimeter behind the lifter and follows them all the way down and back up. Not only is this really creepy, but the slightest accidental contact from a spotter means the attempt doesn't count, right? Is there some reason the spotter can't stand way back and wait for the rep to fail, or just let them drop the bar?
No announcement yet.
Why do squat spotters get so darn close?