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Man Crushed Under Bench Press

I thought this article would interest a few of us on this site :stuck_out_tongue:

http://www.wnbc.com/news/3747216/detail.html

Hmmmm. Why didn’t he just do that see-saw movement to remove the weight if he could not lift it? Is it possible he had a syncople episode (fainted)? or a stroke, heart attack etc.

Yeah, he might have had an aneurysm or something. Geez, this gives a whole new meaning to “training to failure”. Another good reason not to.

Yeah - especially without a spotter! Jeebus!

If lifting alone, always use a cage.

He was probably using a poorly made home-built cage.

Maybe this is how he wanted to go out. But a true T-man would go out with a heart-attack inducing set of squats or deadlifts wouldn’t he?

I don’t know dollarbill… I’ve always wanted to go out having a heart attack or whatever because of an all-week sex-a-thon with a couple of 18 year old girls…

I thought it was more interesting that he was 63 and had a 35 year old wife…

[quote]ArnldNaledUrMom wrote:
I thought it was more interesting that he was 63 and had a 35 year old wife…[/quote]

The article said “He is survived by his wife of 35 years”.

heh, 260lb. load + sudden additional weight of wife = choking to death on bar —> major life insurance check.

…never know

[quote]lothario1132 wrote:
I don’t know dollarbill… I’ve always wanted to go out having a heart attack or whatever because of an all-week sex-a-thon with a couple of 18 year old girls…[/quote]

That was a given, which is why I left it out. The “death set” would happen while simultaneously servicing two 18 year old girls (you could substitute fit, older ladies with experience as well - I’m impartial on that point). Now that I think about it, maybe Bench press would be the way to go in the multiple girl scenario - dying of muffication.

Just a note to y’all: “wife of 35 years” does NOT mean that she is 35 (unless they married at her birth). It means there were married for 35 years, which would probably put her at 55-65 as well.