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    USC running back drops weight bar on throat


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    Re: USC running back drops weight bar on throat

    Wow, that could have been a lot worse. I've always seen them dropped on the chest, not the throat.


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    Re: USC running back drops weight bar on throat

    This is why you wrap your thumbs around and not under...



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    Re: USC running back drops weight bar on throat

    OOOOOUCH!!!!!!!!!



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    Re: USC running back drops weight bar on throat

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    This is why you wrap your thumbs around and not under...
    Just what I was thinking - and they said that one of the strength coaches was spotting him!
    I've been in some commercial gyms where they prohibit thumbless grips. You'd think all strength coaches wouldn't allow it either...



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    Re: USC running back drops weight bar on throat

    It really doesn't say whether his thumbs were wrapped around or not. I would probably guess they weren't. But, that doesn't mean they were either. Bars can slip either way if you are doing enough weight, although a lot more likely to slip if your thumbs are under. There may have been a couple other ways that the bar could have fallen also, with his wrists or arm giving out.
    But, if I was a guessing man, I would say he probably had his thumbs under the bar and the weight slipped.


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    Re: USC running back drops weight bar on throat

    Gotta feel bad for a kid working hard to make himself better and having an injury like this.



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    Re: USC running back drops weight bar on throat

    Here's an example of having your thumbs in the correct position, but having your wrist or arm give out. This guys drops it on his neck as well.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR8QHio5x6o&NR=1]YouTube - Bench Press Accident [ 438 lbs (200 kg) ][/ame]


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    Re: USC running back drops weight bar on throat

    ...was it just the bar, or was their some weight on it?



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    Re: USC running back drops weight bar on throat

    Quote Originally Posted by Psyclone Brian View Post
    ...was it just the bar, or was their some weight on it?
    you just forgot the sarcasm face right?



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    Re: USC running back drops weight bar on throat

    Quote Originally Posted by rich4cy View Post
    you just forgot the sarcasm face right?
    ...ok, so how much weight was he pressing?



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    Re: USC running back drops weight bar on throat

    I doubt this was a thumb issue. When I think about it, I would think that that would make the bar fall forward onto the chest and not onto the neck. I could be wrong of course but I would think it would hard for the bar to get to the neck if it fell forward of the hand. I would guess this is more likely a wrist issue or some freak accident.


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    Re: USC running back drops weight bar on throat

    Quote Originally Posted by Psyclone Brian View Post
    ...ok, so how much weight was he pressing?
    My bet would be more than 45 pounds, but then again it is USC and they are a bunch of *******.


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    Re: USC running back drops weight bar on throat

    So regardless of how he was holding the bar... what is the reason some wrap their thumbs under the bar rather than around?



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    Re: USC running back drops weight bar on throat

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