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Old 07-31-2007, 08:28 AM   #1
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Default always trust your spotters...

...or this may happen
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:01 AM   #2
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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..."

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Old 07-31-2007, 11:18 AM   #3
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YIKES!

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...
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:38 PM   #4
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Dude, benching to your throat/clavicles really emphasizes the chest...assuming you can still breathe after the accident!
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:15 PM   #5
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Holy cow...ow.
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:48 PM   #6
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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?
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:07 PM   #7
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The thumb-less bench grip almost won brother-man a Darwin award.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:24 PM   #8
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Well, that must have hurt a little bit i'd say.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:33 PM   #9
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Yikes! Pretty disturbing, though I was relieved this wasn't another leg-snapping-during-the-squat vid.

btw, gold stars???
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:34 PM   #10
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The thumb-less bench grip almost won brother-man a Darwin award.
That was the first thing I noticed too. Darwin narrowly misses.
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