Skip to comments.Gym-goer trapped under weights for 33 minutes in critical condition
Posted on 11/18/2022 9:51:34 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
A gym fanatic was left trapped under weights for 33 minutes while he waited for emergency services to free him.
The man, aged between 25 and 35, was working out at Snap Fitness in Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia at 5:47 am on Thursday when he got into trouble.
Firefighters did not arrive until 6:20 am to rescue him, with paramedics arriving shortly afterward. It took six minutes to extract the man from under the weights.
By this point, the man was unconscious and required CPR.
He was taken to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in critical condition.
There were no staff at the 24-hour gym at the time and the man had to be helped by bystanders.
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How long does it take for a few plates to be removed from a bar?
Yes, it’s good to have a spotter... and to use safe equipment and use it properly.
But don’t dis using heavier weight. If you stuck with the pink dumbbells, you’d get no where.
Four days, generally.
Smith machines are designed to allow gym-goers to lift barbells without a spotter.
Or maybe not!
I would not feel safe at a gym without staff, but I am female.
In this country, not staffing a gym at all open hours would make for enormous liability.
Maybe the machine broke, which is why it collapsed and bystanders could not free the man.
“His injury happened while doing a seated overhead press in a Smith machine,” a gym member wrote online.
I don’t like machines in general, and the Smith in particular. Seems like a case of needing to find a new gym more than anything else.
Aged him 10 years /s
I do not understand how you could have serious trouble with this.
“His injury happened while doing a seated overhead press in a Smith machine,”
I loathe the smith machine.
I do squats in a squat rack and I do overhead presses with a bar (occasionally dumbbells).
People think the smith machine protects you, but if you have an abrupt injury, pull, or something else, you’re usually safer with free weights in open space. You can usually just drop it.
“His injury happened while doing a seated overhead press in a Smith machine”
He must have had the weights trapped on his chest just under the chin, ouch.
Smith machines are not recommended for squats or bench press, too restricted with range of motion (free weights are superior). A seated overhead press would be fine but not with too much weight. Don’t try your max when nobody is there, not prudent. I’m glad he will recover.
“Smith machines are designed to allow gym-goers to lift barbells without a spotter.”
Haha, 0Bummer cheating. Must come naturally.
Prayers for this man. Sometimes we get carried away with feeling invincible. I guess the Women’s Hospital was the nearest hospital to take him to. Gender takes a back seat when your life is on the line.
This will be a weighty issue for the Snap Fitness legal team.
No pink dumbbells for that fine specimen of MANLINESS!
If you’re benching by yourself with no spotter arms you’re never to use clamps, as you can rock the barbell back and forth and get the weights off.
Oh and not on a Smith machine. Any rack lifts are done with the safety pins on, or with bumper plates so you can bail the bar backwards.
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