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Dave Paton 07-10-2007 11:14 AM

Barbell kills teen
Pretty sad...


Mike ODonnell 07-10-2007 11:25 AM

Very...and unfortunately it happens more than you would like it to...esp with benching alone...I've had to roll the bar off me before when I was a kid...thankfully I wasn't that strong and it wasn't more than like 100lbs...Dont think I could roll 240 off me even now.....

Rick Deckart 07-10-2007 11:32 AM

Indeed, sounds as if he was benchpressing. A couple of years ago a friend of mine broke a rip (the broken bone almost pierced his heart...) while bench pressing 150kg for reps on his own. The barbell slipped from his hands (I think he tried some strange grip or something but don't ask me what...) and hit his chest. His bodyweight was 140kg then but it could still have been the end too.

In my opinion the bench press is the most dangerous barbell excercise you can do on your own... unless you use a powerrack or a spotter or do floor presses instead.

Yael Grauer 07-10-2007 12:23 PM

Wow. Yeah, I do dumbbell bench presses instead since I never have a spotter. Always thought I was just really paranoid, but maybe not.

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