has anyone in here ever dropped weight on themselves?
I was in the gym the other day benching, and i was throwing around 225. i normally do this on my first set after 135 w/ups.
i can do 225 for about 18 or so and i was on rep 10,
I use a full grip, and i normally squeeze the sh_ _ out of the bar, but this time i was too relaxed thinking about other things when almost to lockout,
i DROPPED that bitch smooth on my chest. i didnt know what happened for a second or two.
i gained my composure and pressed it off my chest and racked it. I was ticked. it just slipped out of my friggin hands.
I dont normally use a spotter until i get to 300 or so.
i got back down underneath it and gripped it hard and pressed out 13 more then i was done.
it is hard to sleep on my stomach due to sternum issues.
it is getting better now that is has been a full week without a chest workout.
I am thinking though that any more injury than that could have been curtains for me.
If you think about the flat bench, you bring the weight directly over your KILL zone. head, mouth, NECK.
clean your grill out, all your teeth.
I guaruntee you if that weight had dropped 18in or so on my neck I WOULD BE DEAD.
Focus is Key!
has anyone else shared my pain?