I’ve been weightlifting at my boyfriend’s home gym, but when I’m home I’m a bit scared about using sizable weight without a spot. What have you guys been doing regarding solo workouts? I go to a local gym, but I don’t know anyone there

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You really only need a spot for bench press, everything else you should be able to bail from alone

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building on what SC1 said - there are ways to bail on the bench [bench without clips so you can dump weights, set the safeties in a squat rack]

everyone needs to learn to safely bail on a squat as well.

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I’ve never said no when someone has asked for a spot. Agree that you only need for bench press. For a squat, do an air squat first to size up where you need to place the safety bars so you can bail out if you get stuck at the bottom.

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This is super helpful ty

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Thisss lol I’m always scared to squat without a spotter. I have to lift less weight because of it :(

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It’s not even about finishing the squat. I just need someone to tell me if I’m rounding my back etc. I’ve gotten a lot better, but once I get to my heavy sets I get a lil nervous

generally people are good about spotting each other - look for someone with good form and moving decent weight.

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This is a really good video on how to not die while bench pressing: https://youtu.be/XGkRDcMeSTY

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