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  • Russian Guy dies dropping bench press.

    Tough video to watch.





    Here is the link to the story.

    VIDEO: Weightlifter Dies After Dropping Bar On His Chest | SportsGrid
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  • #2
    The spotters are to blame here. A real tragic story.

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    • #3
      That's why humans have thumbs. This may be tragic but he sacrificed his own safety with his grip and therefore it was his own fault.
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      • #4
        Damn, that sucks.
        People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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        • #5
          Horrific, not a pleasant watch, naturally I watched it twice as well.
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          • #6
            have to agree...not a fan of that grip or of the spotting. terrible...

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            • #7
              Definitely not watching the video; I'll just use my imagination and read the article.

              That's awful... and I agree with the comment about the fact that the spotters probably failed most of all.
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              • #8
                I agree about the spotters. That was my first thought as well.
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                • #9
                  Oh, that's so sad.
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                  • #10
                    Spotters are there for if you lack the strength to get the bar back up. He really was just asking for it with that grip so it's not their fault at all.
                    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                    • #11
                      Unfortunately that grip is used a lot in power-lifting because there is no stress on the joint between the thumb and finger. I have seen guys dump it like that before, but not that much weight.
                      I still see it as the spotter's fault, partially. One of the most important things you do as a spotter is keep the lifter safe, regardless of their position/setup/grip. If one of them had a problem with the grip (which they don't) they should have said something. If this was a sanctioned competition in the U.S. or Canada (only two where I know the rules) the spotters are required to stop a lift before it starts if there is any question about setup.
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                      • #12
                        when someone asks me what it looks like for someone to have their thumb up their ass, i can say 'that guy in the red shirt'
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                        • #13
                          He had a closed grip as opposed to the open grip. It just came out.

                          An attachment for each side of the bench's uprights would be similar to doing bench press in a power rack which is a safer, more secure way of spotting for the bench press which can help reduce the human element of f*ck uppery. 2 regular spotters and 2 equipment guys. Done.

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                          • #14
                            wow that was horrible
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                            • #15
                              Whyyyy did I watch that. Whyyyy.
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