Benching with no spotter

madmags Posts: 1,340 Member
I have recently started 5x5 and failed on my bench twice last workout. Unfortunately I do not have a spotter and the saftey racks is about an inch below my chest. If I raise it, it is an inch above my chest. Since my weight was still fairly light, I could roll the bar down to my waist and slide out. I do not want to do this with heavier weights. Any suggestions?


  • madmags
    madmags Posts: 1,340 Member
    sorry, not sure why this came up twice, I thought the first one didnt load.
  • _benjammin
    _benjammin Posts: 1,224 Member
    edited February 2015
    Don't put clips on and dump the weight if you fail. Be careful, and you might want to actually practice failing. After the first plate falls off the bar, the other side will fall quickly, keep a tight grip on the bar, no suicide grip.