I was doing floor presses at my heaviest set when I failed on my 2nd rep. I was not able to push the barbell up and had the barbell pinning on my chest. I was exercising alone in my room with the door locked. With no one to help, and no strength to put the weight on the stand, I panicked!!!
I slowly let the barbell press on my ribs and tilt it on my right. With the right hand side of the barbell resting on the floor, I had to contemplate on how to get the left side of the barbell off my body. I tried to slowly sit up while rolling the barbell down from my chest to my stomach, then to my belly and then to my thigh. I unscrewed the knob on the left hand side of my barbell and took off one weight plate. With the left side now lighter, I used both hands to push the barbell aside and FINALLY got up standing.
I am now afraid if I have fractured anything in my body. I don’t really feel any pain anywhere…but I am scared they might surface tomorrow morning…I tried pressing my body over all the places. I don’t feel any pain or bruise or such sorts, though it might be too early to tell. I admit it’s my fault I got myself in this. I should have lifted a lighter weight…
If this were to happen to you, what would you do? Or if this HAD happened to you before, what did you do?