Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Slinger High School Football Player Dies Weightlifting - December 3, 2010

The death of this high school athlete saddens me greatly. It did not have to happen. Weightroom safety is of paramount importance.

First rule: Never train alone

Second rule: Know what you are doing. Technique, technique, technique!

See the video below. If you bench in a proper rack with
safety bars, use proper technique, and have a spotter you will prevent serious injury (except straining a muscle). With the safety bars set at the correct height, even if you do drop the weight (which is highly unlikely with the proper grip) it will not crush your head, neck, or chest!

Safety comes first!

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