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Old 02-20-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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Today I had a personal trainer come up to me while I was bench pressing and say that it is not safe to bench press without a spotter and that 1 person dies per month from bench pressing accidents. When I got home and did some research I was shocked to find out that he was right.

How do these tragedies usually occur?
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Today I had a personal trainer come up to me while I was bench pressing and say that it is not safe to bench press without a spotter and that 1 person dies per month from bench pressing accidents. When I got home and did some research I was shocked to find out that he was right.

How do these tragedies usually occur?
From people benching without a spotter. Get a good spotter or bench in a power rack.
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Well...now that you ask...he died because he interrupt me while I was BENCH PRESSING!!!


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A shirted bencher at the meet i just did nearly got a mouth full of bar. Lost control about an inch from touching and dumped it towards his neck. Good spotters, never touched him, but damn that was scary.
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I bench alone, so my spotters are steel bars just above my expanded rib cage!
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I bench alone, so my spotters are steel bars just above my expanded rib cage!
In my opinion this should be standard at powerlifting comps now.

No matter how alert spotters are, reacting to and stopping the momentum from a free falling bar of 5-600lbs is next to impossible. The fella who died recently, was a goner after the first bounce.
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In my opinion this should be standard at powerlifting comps now.

No matter how alert spotters are, reacting to and stopping the momentum from a free falling bar of 5-600lbs is next to impossible. The fella who died recently, was a goner after the first bounce.
Completely agree. There should always be straps or chains for the squat and face savers for bench. no reason to get hurt when all it takes is a little extra time to set it up
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