Originally Posted by 69nites
if you feel comfortable to lift without a spotter when your goal is to bulk you are in no way lifting enough weight. I'm saying you should be pushing yourself. even if it's not failure if you aren't rocked in your last set you're doing it wrong.
Dude. I'm built like Snoop Dogg. My 1rm isn't even 200lbs. I have failed before, and you know what I do? I rest the bar on my chest for a short while and then press it. When I failed my 4th rep with 170 and it crashes down on me and destroys my ribs, I'll let you know, till that time I feel pretty safe.
If I am at some stage benching 300lbs+, will I always use a spotter? Of course. Till that time, I'm really not putting myself in that much danger.(obviously, before you say it, that was an exaggeration)