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Old 03-11-2012, 03:33 PM   #1
Dylan Serbin
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Safety spotter arms Q

I am about to get the S2 and am curious if i should also get the safety spotter arms? are they worth it? I have bumpers and can dump properly if needed. But for a bench they might come in handy. Does anybody have them and can provide some input?
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
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Re: Safety spotter arms Q

Safety should always be #1. Ripptoe says statistically 11 people die a year from home lifting, most die from benching.

If.you.can afford it, I would.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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Re: Safety spotter arms Q

can you dump a back squat? One time I lost it on a back squat and dumped it onto the squat rack safety arms. I don't know what would have happened if I didn't have that safety rack. I imagine it would be ugly.

I don't know what the deal is, but I lift at the ymca and they got one rack and 4 bench press setups, which of course don't have safety arms. It must be assumed that everyone will ask for a spot from a stranger but I rarely see one used. I would feel bad using the squat cage to bench but very few people uses it anyway. excuse my little sideways rant.

yup, the safety is worth it. If nothing else, you can hang a towel on it.

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Old 03-11-2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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Re: Safety spotter arms Q

Saved me already on the BP - so nice not rolling the bar down the torso. Also, gives you piece of mind knowing that you can push as hard as you can safely. I know without them I would limit the weights/reps I would bench because I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to make that last rep. Money well spent. I haven't ditched a squat on them, but definitely more convenient than the saw horses I was using.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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Re: Safety spotter arms Q

Ya, i think ill get them.. haha. thanks for the input.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:57 PM   #6
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Re: Safety spotter arms Q

If you do get them, now you have to ask yourself if you're better off just getting a rack...
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:07 PM   #7
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Re: Safety spotter arms Q

Well, the R3 or the wall mounting rack were my first choices.. but I still live at home and my dad may not be to happy when he finds out i've anchored a metal cage to the garage floor. And also, when i eventually move out in the next couple years, i dont know if ill be able to anchor there either.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:51 PM   #8
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Re: Safety spotter arms Q

I've wondered how to set up spotter arms for bench. If you set them up high enough to catch the bar without crushing your ribs, how do you touch the bar to your chest?
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:44 AM   #9
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Well, the R3 or the wall mounting rack were my first choices.. but I still live at home and my dad may not be to happy when he finds out i've anchored a metal cage to the garage floor. And also, when i eventually move out in the next couple years, i dont know if ill be able to anchor there either.
If you have the ceiling height, build a nice platform and anchor it to that.

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Old 03-12-2012, 05:15 AM   #10
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Re: Safety spotter arms Q

I have a S-2 with spotters and love them! They are great for benching, and can be used for other things as well.... I made a platform similar to one posted by rogue for atlas stones and kegs. Works great as a box jump too... as for the bolting thing.... I built myself a nice platform and bolted it down to that
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