I'd like to share today's experience with my fellow T-Nation forumers regarding a little incident. This amount may not seem like a lot to a ton of you guys, but I was attempting my first 495lb squat, and I failed. My spot couldn't hold me back, and I was unsuccessful at tossing the bar behind me.
Stupid as I am, I had forgot to set the safety bars in the squat rack I was using. The bar dragged my neck down and smashed me face first into the the ground. I'm lucky I have a small neck, the weight held the bar higher than my neck so it didn't crush me. I escaped with a bruised up face and that's about it. I consider myself very lucky. It could have been much worse.
Anyways, that's about it. I wanted to share my experience. I'm sure others have had similar experiences with the bench, snatch, jerk, squat, etc... If you feel like posting yours, feel free to. If not, that's cool.
I'm off camping for the long weekend right away so I look forward to reading em when I get back.
Till then T-Nation,