So much for having a spotter....

  • TallguyNLA

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    Apr 09, 2013 6:59 AM GMT
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    Apr 09, 2013 8:36 AM GMT
    Birds of a feather... (the guy on the bench was also an idiot for having so much weight)
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    Apr 09, 2013 8:43 AM GMT
    Dayum... icon_sad.gif I hope the guy is okay.
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    Apr 09, 2013 9:56 AM GMT
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    ........hope he's okay
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    Apr 09, 2013 10:43 AM GMT
    ughhhh that sucks
  • wherewillwebe

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    Apr 09, 2013 10:57 AM GMT
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  • Trauts

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    Apr 09, 2013 1:10 PM GMT
    Woah...
  • calibro

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    Apr 09, 2013 2:35 PM GMT
    to be fair, that's not the spotter's fault. the guy had soon much weight he collapsed as so as he got the bar off the rests. a spotter is supposed to save you when you're failing, not have to work through constant failure
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    Apr 09, 2013 2:58 PM GMT
    I've seen plenty of these vids. It might not have been the weights. It was his grip. He was grasping the bar with thumbs under and not around the bar.

    I've never benched with thumbs under the bar. I don't know if there is any benefit to that. And if there is a benefit, the risks definitely outweigh the benefit.
  • rnch

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    Apr 09, 2013 3:05 PM GMT
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    Apr 09, 2013 3:22 PM GMT
    The grip is the obvious issue. I have just recently caught myself using the same grip. Will not be doing that anymore.

    I don't think the spotter has any blame in this.. and by the looks of the size of the guy benching, I don't think the weight is an issue either. The bar just slides right off of his hands. sucks and I hope he is ok.
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    Apr 09, 2013 3:37 PM GMT
    yeah, def the grip

  • neosyllogy

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    Apr 09, 2013 3:40 PM GMT
    Maaaan.
    I hate videos lke this that don't end with some info on whether the guy is okay...
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    and +1
    to other commentors notes about dangers of "thumbless grip"
  • Montague

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    Apr 09, 2013 3:44 PM GMT
    Not really the spotters fault. Know your limits. Because you know....

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  • AMoonHawk

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    Apr 09, 2013 4:51 PM GMT
    holy crap ... if that didn't break his collar bones and wind him up in a hospital then that was a miracle. Geeze, when spot somebody, you don't quickly take your hands off the bar ... you give the weight over to the guy lifting then remove your hands ... you also don't complete help them lift the weight up ... the guy lifting the weight has no way to judge how heavy it is going to be if you help them too much ... what a fucking idiot
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    Apr 09, 2013 5:05 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidBirds of a feather... (the guy on the bench was also an idiot for having so much weight)


    + 1 , this is what bloody happen , when a galah wants to show off ..icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 09, 2013 5:06 PM GMT
    I like when my spotter is free-balling ...icon_redface.gif
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    Apr 09, 2013 5:24 PM GMT
    man....just got a heart bit of mine skipped !! what the hell was that icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 09, 2013 11:52 PM GMT
    HOLY SHIT! I was not expecting that.
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    Apr 10, 2013 12:01 AM GMT
    weak
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    Apr 10, 2013 12:08 AM GMT
    Lemme get a spot bro
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    Apr 10, 2013 12:34 AM GMT
    OMG. Did he die?! That looked extremely painful - to the ego and to the body!
    Yikes!
  • GWriter

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    Apr 10, 2013 9:19 AM GMT
    In 2009, Stafon Johnson, a tailback at USC, was using the "suicide grip" while bench pressing and the bar slipped out of his hands and crushed his larynx. He needed seven hours of surgery.
    Always put your thumb around the bar, boys!
  • TallguyNLA

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    Apr 10, 2013 4:37 PM GMT
    Ive actually seen a guy do this right in front of me before...
    I had to turn away and laugh....only because he called attention to himself lie this guy did....
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