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Blood on the Barbell

Funny thing happened today. So, I’m doing some technique work on my snatch. Working on dropping under the bar. No weight on the bar. Take it up to full extension, up on your toes, shoulders shrugged, hips through, and drop under it as fast as possible. First try, I do it, coach says something about the bar almost hitting me in the forehead. I hadn’t noticed. Do it again, coach said it looked better, felt good, wasn’t close to my face (I think). Do it one more time, and WHACK, take the bar right in the forehead.

Drop the bar, drop to my ass, find out I’m bleeding and have to head out to get medical attention. Luckily there’s a university sports med taping room just outside the weight room and across the hall. Head over, get it cleaned up, don’t need stitches but I do have some strips on my face right now holding the wound together so it heals closed. First time I’ve ever hurt myself lifting to the point where I figured maybe it would be a good idea to call it a day. Just figured I’d share, somebody out there’ll get a chuckle out of this.

Scars are cool

You had me at “Funny thing happened today”.

[quote]TheJonty wrote:
So, I’m doing some technique work on my snatch. Just figured I’d share, somebody out there’ll get a chuckle out of this.[/quote]

This part gave me the biggest chuckle.

Watch out for moving bars!

i bleed all over the barbell when i go heavy on deads and use a texas bar.

Scott

[quote]thosebananas wrote:
i bleed all over the barbell when i go heavy on deads and use a texas bar.

Scott[/quote]

Wear hockey socks bro. That shit does not go down well in my training hall. Coach is not particularly fond of his athletes bleeding all over his equipment.

Glad I’ve never done anything like that.

**Disclaimer: Don’t look at the “Gym Stupidity” Thread.

[quote]Invictica wrote:
thosebananas wrote:
i bleed all over the barbell when i go heavy on deads and use a texas bar.

Scott

Wear hockey socks bro. That shit does not go down well in my training hall. Coach is not particularly fond of his athletes bleeding all over his equipment.[/quote]

im talking about my hands…

and if my legs do bleed, its above the knees.

Scott

there was this kid on my football team who was freakishly strong, but a total idiot. anywho he was maxing out on incline with 385 and hit the pins and dropped the weight on his forehead. it was pretty stinking intense

This gave me the laugh i’ve been lookin for all day long!! fuck hump day

Facial scars are fucking awesome. I used to have a few on my forehead, but they have faded with time. I guess they decided I wasn’t tough enough to wear them.

[quote]TheJonty wrote:
Funny thing happened today. So, I’m doing some technique work on my snatch. Working on dropping under the bar. No weight on the bar. Take it up to full extension, up on your toes, shoulders shrugged, hips through, and drop under it as fast as possible. First try, I do it, coach says something about the bar almost hitting me in the forehead. I hadn’t noticed. Do it again, coach said it looked better, felt good, wasn’t close to my face (I think). Do it one more time, and WHACK, take the bar right in the forehead.

Drop the bar, drop to my ass, find out I’m bleeding and have to head out to get medical attention. Luckily there’s a university sports med taping room just outside the weight room and across the hall. Head over, get it cleaned up, don’t need stitches but I do have some strips on my face right now holding the wound together so it heals closed. First time I’ve ever hurt myself lifting to the point where I figured maybe it would be a good idea to call it a day. Just figured I’d share, somebody out there’ll get a chuckle out of this.[/quote]

At one of my old college athletic training jobs, we had a professor come in to the athletic training room after smashing his finger between two dumbells. Good and gory, the finger tip was barely recognizable and lots of blood. It wasn’t even like they were heavy dumbells, it just got him good.

[quote]TheJonty wrote:
Funny thing happened today. So, I’m doing some technique work on my snatch. Working on dropping under the bar. No weight on the bar. Take it up to full extension, up on your toes, shoulders shrugged, hips through, and drop under it as fast as possible. First try, I do it, coach says something about the bar almost hitting me in the forehead. I hadn’t noticed. Do it again, coach said it looked better, felt good, wasn’t close to my face (I think). Do it one more time, and WHACK, take the bar right in the forehead.

Drop the bar, drop to my ass, find out I’m bleeding and have to head out to get medical attention. Luckily there’s a university sports med taping room just outside the weight room and across the hall. Head over, get it cleaned up, don’t need stitches but I do have some strips on my face right now holding the wound together so it heals closed. First time I’ve ever hurt myself lifting to the point where I figured maybe it would be a good idea to call it a day. Just figured I’d share, somebody out there’ll get a chuckle out of this.[/quote]

Awesome…but you are an idiot

[quote]Steel Nation wrote:
Facial scars are fucking awesome. I used to have a few on my forehead, but they have faded with time. I guess they decided I wasn’t tough enough to wear them.[/quote]

Yeah, my little brother’s got a couple fierce scars on his face from when he ran through a screen door as a kid like 8 years ago. Guess I’m gonna have one to match. Gonna have to play up that badass look.

[quote]TheJonty wrote:
Steel Nation wrote:
Facial scars are fucking awesome. I used to have a few on my forehead, but they have faded with time. I guess they decided I wasn’t tough enough to wear them.

Yeah, my little brother’s got a couple fierce scars on his face from when he ran through a screen door as a kid like 8 years ago. Guess I’m gonna have one to match. Gonna have to play up that badass look.[/quote]

Yer a smart bunch eh? lol :smiley:

I once did pushpresses, and for the warmups I got a little nonchalant, and I pushed the bar straight into my jaw resulting in visual damage to a tooth. I still have this, it is quite visible, and it is one of my upper front teeth. I wear it with pride, doesn’t bother me.

I was trying a new PR in the front squat in the school gym, bar was loaded and I went down, on the way down, I felt that something was wrong, and I hurried and got the bar away from me, but still I could not control what happened next, I fell backwards, first slamming my butt to the floor, then slamming the back of my head to the floor. For a brief moment I was unable to move my body, while still being conscious sort of.

When I recovered from this, I tought it was awesome. Really hardcore. Everyone else at the school gym seemed really bothered, and they came running to see if I was okay. I was a bit angry, and I was sure I would have made the lift if there were other serious lifters around me, and not all those disco trainees.

Another time I was doing a squat workout, and when I was pushing with all force in the last rep of one set, I did shit my pants. I went to the bathroom, to clean it up, and noticed that there was a distinct stain at the center of my behind. Never mind I had to complete the workout, so I went back in.

Yet another time I was doing heavy from squats for fives, and when I ascended on the third rep, blood started coming from my nose, I just kept at it because I had two more reps to complete. After that I went to the bathroom to clean it up, and I looked like someone had punched me in the face. Blood everywhere. I stuffed some paper in my nose and continued the workout.

The worst case was when my most serious injury happened. I was squatting, and suddenly my lower back snapped. It was so painful that I took a cab to the hospital. That is the only time ever I have aborted a workout I have started. It took me more than a year to recover from that, but all is well now.

Some other fun accidents I have heard about or experienced:

At a gym where I used to be before, a dude was doing some heavy leg presses. When he was finished with his last rep (I was spotting him), he slammed the weights down on the supports, and then the entire set of weight and the bar holding them on the right side broke and slammed into the floor with a loud bang. The look on his face was priceless. A closer inspection revealed that this was something that was due to happen. I was only happy that I stood on the opposite side.

Then you have the classical incidents were people do lat pulldowns, and the wire snaps, and the bar comes crashing right into the forehead. Happened twice at my old gym.

Another bloke I know was doing seated smith overhead presses. When he was finished, he secured the bar overhead (he tought). It was not properly secured, and it came crashing down right into the middle of his head. He completed the workout, but not without pain.

Another bloke at the same gym was doing jumps of a box. He jumped off the box, and then accelerated right into the roof with the head first. That was enough for him that day.

I’m an immature asshole but I still smile whenever I see someone write a phrase like, “Technique work on my snatch…” I always hear it in Peter Griffin’s Voice…