Lately, while on YouTube, I keep seeing disturbing videos pop-up on the sidebar of weighting routines gone wrong. When I watch them, it’s hard to forget the pain I went through in February when I got crushed.
I remember when I was performing a closed grip bench press with 295lbs; the bar slipped from my hands and smashed my chest. It’s was scary when it happened, but now that I’m watching these videos I can see it happening again.
I’m not afraid of my muscles giving out, just of something dumb like the bar slipping from my hands and breaking something. So I make sure that I follow all precautions when lifting; I wear weight lifting gloves, ensure the weight is balanced, and I always make sure to have a spotter. Here are some of the accident videos I watched: