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    Unfortunately that grip is used a lot in power-lifting because there is no stress on the joint between the thumb and finger. I have seen guys dump it like that before, but not that much weight.
    I still see it as the spotter's fault, partially. One of the most important things you do as a spotter is keep the lifter safe, regardless of their position/setup/grip. If one of them had a problem with the grip (which they don't) they should have said something. If this was a sanctioned competition in the U.S. or Canada (only two where I know the rules) the spotters are required to stop a lift before it starts if there is any question about setup.
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    when someone asks me what it looks like for someone to have their thumb up their ass, i can say 'that guy in the red shirt'
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    He had a closed grip as opposed to the open grip. It just came out.

    An attachment for each side of the bench's uprights would be similar to doing bench press in a power rack which is a safer, more secure way of spotting for the bench press which can help reduce the human element of f*ck uppery. 2 regular spotters and 2 equipment guys. Done.

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    wow that was horrible
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    Whyyyy did I watch that. Whyyyy.

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    you are a glutton for the macabre as am i
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Good View Post
    Spotters are there for if you lack the strength to get the bar back up. He really was just asking for it with that grip so it's not their fault at all.
    Seriously? The guy effing died and you're going to say "he [asked] for it" because of his grip?
    Also, I can't tell from the video how he was gripping it -- what was he doing?
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    he had his thumb wrapped around the bar, it was just too heavy for him so it slipped right out of his hands
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    so i went back and watched it again (i know...) and in fact, he did have his thumbs wrapped. so now i'm blaming the spotters entirely. particularly the guy in red. un-freaking-real

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    Can't believe what it does to his chest, it's amazing that he even got up afterwards.

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