The Art of Spotting

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Abstract

[Extract] While many gym instructors and personal trainers take the time to teach their clients how to lift weights correctly, few provide instruction on how to ‘spot’. In fact many gym instructors and personal trainers are not taught how to spot correctly.

Before addressing this need, it is important that the purposes behind spotting are understood. Spotting involves assisting the person who is lifting a resistance by:

1. providing safety in case of muscle/technical failure; and/or
2. assisting them with working towards a higher intensity by helping them past their ‘limit point’ (aka ‘weakest point’ or ‘sticking point’) in their exercise movement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalPersonal Trainer Network
Issue numberSpring/Summer
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Orr, R. M. (2007). The Art of Spotting. Personal Trainer Network, (Spring/Summer), 14-17.
Orr, Rob Marc. / The Art of Spotting. In: Personal Trainer Network. 2007 ; No. Spring/Summer. pp. 14-17.
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The Art of Spotting. / Orr, Rob Marc.

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