I’m going to take a wild guess that you’re coming to us to get:
For one of the following reasons:
a) Your sport needs a star
b) You want to get fit
c) You’re tired of being the guy without any dates
We’ve all been there at some point! Believe it or not, Sean and Kamu weren’t always big buff ladies men that could school anyone that stepped on the field. They had to train! Training takes effort and a well-rounded plan. An essential part of that well-rounded plan is weight training, and an essential part of weight training is…
It’s true, you can’t get those powerhouse legs without the squat. There are many squat variations, such as: front, back, overhead, split, wide-stance… You get the point. All of these lifts have one thing in common: they require a spotter.
In the context of a gym setting, a spotter is a trained individual, such as myself or any other CAMP employee, that watch s for certain signs while a person is lifting that say “Hey, I’m not strong enough for this and my knees are going to give out.” At that point, our job is to take your weight and get you out of the way safely. There will always be at least one spotter supervising a lift, although there can be more.
The athlete’s job is to lift the weight with proper form. You can count on us as your CAMP trainers, to be there incase anything goes wrong during the lift. Safety is always, always, ALWAYS our number one concern. Parents, don’t be alarmed! Your athlete will never put the weight on their back without a properly trained CAMP employee ready right beside them.
For those of you that think having a spotter makes you look like less of a hard-core athlete, think about this:
- Worst-case scenario WITH a spotter, your pride is hurt a little when you get to the bottom of the squat and you can’t find the strength to stand back up so the weight gets taken safely off your back.
- Worst-case scenario WITHOUT a spotter, you end up looking like these guys…
Jane Campbell Performance Specialist / Trainer CAMP, Building Better Athletes