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Barbell Lands on USC Johnson's Throat


#1

http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/10140366/USC%27s-Johnson-seriously-hurt-in-weightlifting-accident

USC running back Stafon Johnson is having throat surgery Monday after a weightlifting accident on campus.

Stafon Johnson. (Jeff Golden / Getty Images)

He was bench-pressing with a spotter when the bar fell out of his right hand and landed on his throat, according to a report on USC's Web site.

"It was an unfortunate accident and Stafon is getting great care right now," coach Pete Carroll said in a statement. "We don't have a lot of information at this point and we'll keep everyone updated, but our thoughts and prayers are with Stafon."


#2

How does a bar fall out of your hand?


#3

[quote]MikiB wrote:
How does a bar fall out of your hand?[/quote]

Suicide grip?


#4

[quote]WhiteFlash wrote:
MikiB wrote:
How does a bar fall out of your hand?

Suicide grip?[/quote]

The best named thing, ever


#5

[quote]WhiteFlash wrote:

Suicide grip?[/quote]

x2

I don’t see why anyone would want to put hundreds of pounds over their throat without holding onto it.


#6

am i wrong to think you got to be one dumb fuck to let a bar hit your throat while BPing?
even if i used suicide grip like Tate,
even if it somehow “fell” out of my grip
how does it fall on my throat and not my belly?
on the return to the rack?

but HES in USC not me, right?

confused


#7

[quote]MikiB wrote:
How does a bar fall out of your hand?[/quote]

what difference does it make?


#8

DAMMIT shouldn’t have clicked on this thread right before i go bench shit…


#9

[quote]StoneOfFire wrote:

am i wrong to think you got to be one dumb fuck to let a bar hit your throat while BPing?
even if i used suicide grip like Tate,
even if it somehow “fell” out of my grip
how does it fall on my throat and not my belly?
on the return to the rack?

but HES in USC not me, right?

confused[/quote]

You guys have never had ANY sort of accident huh? car,home, gym injury, twisted ankle, nothing huh? Oh I forgot this is the internet…


#10

[quote]younggully wrote:
MikiB wrote:
How does a bar fall out of your hand?

what difference does it make?[/quote]

so I can take precautions.


#11

[quote]StoneOfFire wrote:

am i wrong to think you got to be one dumb fuck to let a bar hit your throat while BPing?
even if i used suicide grip like Tate,
even if it somehow “fell” out of my grip
how does it fall on my throat and not my belly?
on the return to the rack?

but HES in USC not me, right?

confused[/quote]

You guys have never had ANY sort of accident huh? car,home, gym injury, twisted ankle, nothing huh? Oh I forgot this is the internet…


#12

Go Bruins…


#13

[quote]MikiB wrote:
younggully wrote:
MikiB wrote:
How does a bar fall out of your hand?

what difference does it make?

so I can take precautions. [/quote]

Hold the bar tight, and have a spotter when lifting heavy, but accidents happen that’s why they are called such.


#14

I told MaximusB that there would be Hell brewing at USC

credit this to the wicked one!

muhuhahaha


#15

actually today i cleaned 225
and from the bottom of the front squat fell on my ass
plates landed over my legs

this does not excuse what happened at USC

i guess i should blame his coach too?


#16

Must have been benching high. I occasionally worry about stalling and not having a quick spotter and cracking a few ribs.


#17

[quote]StoneOfFire wrote:
younggully wrote: You guys have never had ANY sort of accident huh? car,home, gym injury, twisted ankle, nothing huh? Oh I forgot this is the internet…

actually today i cleaned 225
and from the bottom of the front squat fell on my ass
plates landed over my legs

this does not excuse what happened at USC

i guess i should blame his coach too?[/quote]

blame his mom and the tooth fairy


#18

I can happen easily with a suicide grip, and its really not uncommon, honestly when you try the grip, you will not want to use the other grip again. I have seen guys drop bars on their heads, but it was in a shirt, so big diffrennce. He could have a big press arc and the lockot ends at his face, but who knows


#19

Shit sucks. I got pinned under the bar two years ago without a spotter and it was the shittiest thing ever.


#20

[quote]msd0060 wrote:
WhiteFlash wrote:
MikiB wrote:
How does a bar fall out of your hand?

Suicide grip?

The best named thing, ever[/quote]

i also like snatch grip