I was at the gym yesterday afternoon. Doing my HSS-100 program. I was on my chest day and feeling pretty good on my bench. 225 went up no problem. Then 245 and still no problem. Then came 265 for reps of 3-4 is when disaster hit. (I have done this weight before for a set of two with relative confidence.) The weight lifting gods were not on my side this monday. I unracked the weight got ready to start my rep, when all of sudden my wrist buckled under the bar and the whole 265 came crashing down on my chest. Luckly a guy I lift with managed to lift it off of me onto the saftey hooks. Needless to say I was was completely in shock…literally. It happened so fast that I had no idea wtf happened. I have done this weight before many times and I had no problems before with weak wrists. I tell you I felt like a freaking truck hit me in the chest. Lost my breath and everything. I wouldn’t wish that shit on my worst enemy. It hurt!
Needless to say I was that jack ass in the gym that pretty much everyone would make fun of after an accident like that. Man did I hear it from everyone. Even the assholes doing curls in the squat rack. “You should have a spotter man, your going to hurt yourself”. Yeah man thanks for the advice, I didn’t realize that you need to do curls in a squat rack for saftey too. Fucking assholes
My take in it is this. Shit happens. 1 sec of lack of concentration can mean bad shit happens in the sport. If I had a spotter it would done nothing. It wasn’t like I was in the middle of a rep and it got stuck at my chest. It fucking slipped out of my hand.(which is why I want chalk at gyms) Granted its a noob mistake but you fucking learn from these things and move on. The only good thing that happened afterwards was that my adrenline was cranking so I had an amazing workout afterwards. Though I don’t think I will live this down anytime soon.
one more thing…To add insult to injury too, I got a nasty paper cut putting my programs away on my thumb. Just not a good day for me I guess.