is having a good spot that you trust 110% as crucial to lifting as i think? i just got back from the gym and had to squat today...at my gym no one i really would trust to spot lifts on weekends which sucks and im not gonna ask a random 150 kid to spot me squatting till failure. anyways i went up 5 lbs from the previous time i squatted but halfway through the set i just got that sense of a lack of security of a spot and in a way kind of went into panic mode and basically that lead me to do whatever means necessary to get the weight up( form went to shit). after that i just did not have a confident feeling one bit to keep lifting heavy and aiming for progression without a spotter i trusted so i peaced out. in all honesty i think i made the right move cause my right knee get a tad tender. is anyone else the same way as far as a spotter goes? the people who i usually ask know what i want em to do..not touch the weight at all but still be in position for worst case scenario..which is honestly all of like 4 people. it just seems that the mental part of progressing is just as important as the others (diet,intensity,hormones etc.) what do you guys think...cause in my case it was always the "fuck it dont be a bitch" mentality that always got me injured..now i like to make sure i cover all my grounds before each set to ensure as much safety as possible cause anyone is vulnerable to a freak accident through my eyes.