Quote Originally Posted by ignatzami View Post
Why would setting the bars lower then the chest, but higher then the neck help?

If I'm going to slip, and drop the bar, it'll most likely be over my chest and setting the bars in that position won't do any good.
This is wrong.

Setting the spotter bars correctly will stop the bar from:
1) dropping onto your throat directly
2) rolling/sliding from your chest to your throat
3) cutting deeply enough into your chest to do serious damage
4) pinning you to the bench