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English translation: to oversee the exercise so as to prevent accidents and help maintain proper technique

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English term or phrase:spot
English translation:to oversee the exercise so as to prevent accidents and help maintain proper technique
Entered by: Tae Kim
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16:53 Feb 9, 2009
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Medical - Sports / Fitness / Recreation
English term or phrase: spot
The sentence is: When spotting the deadlift exercise, a trainer should spot from the___. It's about training exercise, and I don't know what "spotting", "spot" here mean. Does this mean holding or supporting? Thank you in advance.
Tae Kim
United States
Local time: 10:55
to oversee the exercise so as to prevent accidents and help maintain proper technique
Explanation:
I can't seem to find backup on the internet (spot is too common a word), but that's the meaning in the context of working out.

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Note added at 17 mins (2009-02-09 17:10:31 GMT)
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There we go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotting_(weight_training)
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Mark Berelekhis
United States
Local time: 13:55
Grading comment
Thank you very much, it was very helpful.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
5 +3to oversee the exercise so as to prevent accidents and help maintain proper technique
Mark Berelekhis
Summary of reference entries provided
All about spotting
B D Finch

  

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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
to oversee the exercise so as to prevent accidents and help maintain proper technique


Explanation:
I can't seem to find backup on the internet (spot is too common a word), but that's the meaning in the context of working out.

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Note added at 17 mins (2009-02-09 17:10:31 GMT)
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There we go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotting_(weight_training)

Mark Berelekhis
United States
Local time: 13:55
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thank you very much, it was very helpful.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  B D Finch: Though it seems, from your own reference, to be to assist rather than to oversee.
13 mins
  -> Assist is part of it, but from my own experience maintaining safety is just as if not more important.

agree  wordgirl: maintaining safety (and doing whatever it takes, assisting only when necessary)
31 mins
  -> Yep. Thank you.

agree  Dmitry Sinitsyn: That's it. Supporting, not holding. But with really challenging barbell exercises it could involve a bit of holding as well
4 hrs
  -> Absolutely right. Thank you, Dmitri.
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Reference comments


26 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: All about spotting

Reference information:
See reference below.


    Reference: http://www.criticalbench.com/gym_spot.htm
B D Finch
France
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Note to reference poster
Asker: Thank you very much, I truly appreciate it, thank you again.


Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Phong Le
12 hrs
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