How to Spot a bench press

One very important part of bench pressing is knowing how to spot someone properly. In these two how-to videos, Mark Rippetone shows you how to spot someone when they are on the bench. Watch as he focuses on grip distance, visual reference points and breath. Improve someone's bench pressing with your spotting abilities.

(1) Part 1 of 2 - How to Spot a bench press, (2) Part 2 of 2 - How to Spot a bench press

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Often minimally assisting a person to press out 1-3 more reps past their max is very effective in muscle development and reaching new thresholds. Also, if someone is lifting max weight it is just safe to be very close to the individual doing the press.

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