Every gym has at least one stupid guy in it, the guy you watch lift and wonder if you should intervene before he gets hurt. Gentlemen, today I was that guy.
I was doing push presses, a 45 on each side,planning on 4 sets of 6, which may not be much to some but it is a PR for me. I was psyched and little intimidated by the bar.
First set, cake. I have two or three more reps me, but I save it. Second set gets a little harder, and by the third set, I am doing more pushing than pressing.
I have to squat low and drive fast to move this damned bar, but I am doing it. One rep, two reps, third rep ****. I brought the bar up, and I don’t know if I had my head to far forward or the bar to close to my body. The bar came up full force directly under my jaw.
I don’t know how it didn’t knock me out cold. I don’t remember dropping the bar, but it went to the ground, grazing my shins before it landed. I split open my chin and bit into my tongue. I saw stars for about two minutes.
My wife was wide eyed when I walked into the cardio room with my gym towel of my face. Needless to say, I didn’t make that fourth set.
Luckily, no real damage was done. I cleaned up my chin, and it was more of an abrasion than a real split. Iced down my tongue and the swelling went down. Things could of been much worse, the biggest wound is my pride.
So, laugh at me please, it is funny now that it is over. Also, share some of your personal stupid injury experiences to reassure me I am not the only dumb one out there.