Monday, March 28, 2011 • Casper, WY 82604
Today, I was talking with someone that is exercising and has been working out on various exercise machines, one specifically came in our communication. The exercise apparatus that came up in the discussion was an aided combination dip and pull-up weight system. This machine simulates the effect of a spotting aid, by enabling the exerciser to adjust a counter weight. However, this machine is not actually spotting the person using it and should still be regarded as spotting needed. Ok, why would you spot someone using this type of exercise equipment? Well, going back to discussion with the person today. This person did not know for sure at what level to set the exercise equipment. In addition, did not fill able to remove themselves safely from it at a slightly higher setting. While exercising equipment may be able to aid in simulated spotted lifts, but it does not spot. This means the exerciser still may not be getting enough weighted exercise from exercise equipment to become fatigued or even benefit. On the hand, the exerciser maybe too nervous about becoming fatigued and getting hurt from the exercise equipment itself to go to a lighter counter weight setting. Therefore the spotting personal trainer is always a good thing. The personal trainer can help the exerciser in setting the machine up for proper counter resistance. The spotting personal trainer can adjust the settings as the exercise sets progress. While reducing the counter weight the personal trainer can have placed hands on counter platform next the exerciser. This reassures the exerciser to continue exercising at higher exercising ratios from the visually confirming support. Also, the personal trainer can raise the counter weight from spotting in this fashion to get those ever so valuable last reps as the exerciser becomes fatigue.