In a challenging new lifting program, I squat relatively heavy everyday as a warm up.
Which means that on the days where I am by myself, without my trainer, I have to ask complete strangers to spot me.
I can get under the bar and do the repetitions, but it’s hard for me to get back into the rack.
When someone familiar is helping, it’s a simple exercise.
When it’s a new guy, I have to implicitly trust that they will pay attention and be ready to steady me when I falter.
I like making friends and meeting new people.
But it’s always really nice to go back into the arms of one who has always been faithfully watching out for me.