View Full Version : always trust your spotters...

Aimee Anaya Everett
07-31-2007, 08:28 AM
...or this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSJCDcAKShA) may happen

Rick Deckart
07-31-2007, 10:01 AM
He was lucky, 10 cm closer to the chin and he could have been dead... Reminds me of the old saying: "I'd rather be lucky than good..."


Chuck Kechter
07-31-2007, 11:18 AM

Reminds me of when I first started lifting (1979). I was working out at Rocky Mountain Health Club... Went in, started warming up. There was guy working bench (with a spotter) for multiple sets. He was probably on his fourth or fifth set as I finished my warm up and started working some MP. I wasn't paying him much attention, so I don't know how it happened, but, somehow he dropped the bar across his lower jaw, breaking it, as well as losing several teeth -- the spotter had to pull the weight off him. Blood everywhere... It was quite a mess...

Garrett Smith
07-31-2007, 12:38 PM
Dude, benching to your throat/clavicles really emphasizes the chest...assuming you can still breathe after the accident!

Allen Yeh
07-31-2007, 01:15 PM
Holy cow...ow.

James R. Climer
07-31-2007, 01:48 PM
If you think bench pressing is
dangerous, you should hear what
people who have zilch OL experience
say about its dangers! Scary.

What is so hard about benching
in a cage with safety bars?

Robb Wolf
07-31-2007, 03:07 PM
The thumb-less bench grip almost won brother-man a Darwin award.

Kevin Perry
07-31-2007, 03:24 PM
Well, that must have hurt a little bit i'd say.

Yuen Sohn
07-31-2007, 03:33 PM
Yikes! Pretty disturbing, though I was relieved this wasn't another leg-snapping-during-the-squat vid.

btw, gold stars???

Scott Kustes
07-31-2007, 05:34 PM
The thumb-less bench grip almost won brother-man a Darwin award.
That was the first thing I noticed too. Darwin narrowly misses.