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JesseA 12-03-2010 10:47 PM

Wisconsin high school football player dies in weight accident
 
This is so tragic:

Wis. high school football player dies in weight accident | Minneapolis and St. Paul | kare11.com

Please don't ever lift alone without proper safety equipment, and make sure to test your rack/pins to make sure they can support the weights if you did need to use them.

BendtheBar 12-04-2010 07:13 AM

That's not too far from me.

Trevor Lane 12-04-2010 07:58 AM

Wow, that's sad. But, it really reinforces why I bench in a rack, especially alone, even though I seem to move more weight from standard bench. I just hope this, and the associated media attention, doesn't have the effect that gun accidents tend to.

BendtheBar 12-04-2010 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trevor Lane (Post 97876)
But, it really reinforces why I bench in a rack, especially alone

Same here.

I have been benching alone with pins and have never had a training partner. To be honest, not really sure why modern bench units are sold to gyms without some sort of spotting arms.

gaspers04 12-04-2010 09:06 AM

The Rack for me as well, I like racks. I t would seem strange to bench out of a "regular" bench now.

VincyMuscle 06-22-2013 03:25 PM

This is really sad. I had what could have been a really nasty accident yesterday in the gym. I posted about it here

http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/pow...tml#post377722.

Safety can never be too much.

fenrisulfr 06-22-2013 03:31 PM

Reminds me of the coach who died with 300 lbs on him and his daughters came home and found him.

Soldier 06-22-2013 05:13 PM

I've always worried about that. I can't imagine having my wife come home and finding my dead body on a bench with a bar across my neck. I've benched well over 400lb at home completely alone, but I have metal sawhorses that I use as racks. I've dumped 400 on them and never had a problem.

EliteDreams 06-24-2013 02:44 AM

I might start benching in the rack now :(


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