Has anyone ever been killed while doing squats? By falling forward and getting crushed under the bar? Or seriously injured? Any other ways to seriously hurt yourself with heavy weights?
Am asking to make sure I know what to avoid. Although I have lifted heavy for 14 years without a problem. Here and there I’ve seen some injuries. Like Ed Coan blowing out his knee. Some guy somehow letting the bar slip out of his hands on a heavy bench press. Some guy missing a heavy bench and using too much of an arc motion causing the weight to land on his head. (Spotters got it just in time.) Heard of a guy who passed out while doing benches and the bar smashed down and stopped his heart. Gary Taylor blew out his knee flipping wheels in a strongman. Etc, etc, etc. Kazmaier seriously ripped his pec bar bending. Some dude had both his knees buckled inward on a log press. http://www.hardcorepowerlifting.com/index.php?page=unbreakable.htm Had to get artificial knees.
That’s off the top of my head but I wonder especially about someone losing their balance on squats and having a disaster.
Oh there was that guy… French name? Huge bber. Fux? He had a disaster with squats I hear but it only seriously messed up his legs.