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One Bad Day


#1

Today was chest and bi's day. I was warming up bench and started at 175x10 225x10 and went to 315. I asked my buddy for a spot and said I was going to try 8-10 reps. I got to 5 and was going strong when I hit the bar on the bar rack, my wrists turned down and the entire bar fell on my chest from full arm length. I thought I was going to die, we got the weight off and as soon as I stood up I fell to the ground, couldn't breath. I started to black out and get really sick to my stomach. A rescue unit was called to the gym and luckly I had no broken bones but sore as shit. This was the first time I ever had this happen or for that fact ever seen it happen in my 10 years in the gym. I was very lucky! When I got to the hospital the dr. asked how much weight I had on the bar, when I told him the story he just laughed and said good thing you weren't going heavy. Has anyone else had horrifying gym stories?


#2

If I was there, I would have pointed at you and said, "Ha Ha!!!". What kind of dillweed makes 90lb. jumps when warming up?


#3

good thing you wern't going heavy? shit that doctor needs to get the T-Doc of the year award.

"yeah doc, 315 fell straight on me, with the fall only being broken by my chest"

Doc: "eh, atleast you were still warming up right?"


#4

wow, so no serious damage done? You are very lucky it didn't fall on your face or neck. I pressed 430 (in a bench shirt) once and it popped forward ...the spotters caught it a couple of inches over my face and neck... I really was so happy to be alive I didnt care I missed the lift. I did come back and lock it out on a second attempt though. Anyway thanks for the story, after hearing that shit I'm never benching more than 225 again.