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Old 03-22-2007, 06:27 PM   #1
Lara Lewis
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This guy was on the Preston and Steve Show this morning on WMMR Philadelphia. In the video, he suffers a bad (and that is an understatement) leg break while attempting a squat. Very nasty stuff!

The video is work and family safe, but it is definitely not for the faint of heart. If seeing Joe Theismann breaking his leg on Monday Night Football is hard for you to watch, this definitely isn't for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otqbG5CbZ7E
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:30 PM   #2
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Funny, in that wincing kind of way. A friend and I were just debating whether we could even support a 565 pound bar...

I guess I've got my answer.

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Old 03-23-2007, 12:57 AM   #3
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How much weight was he trying to squat?

Let's hope his psyche recovers as strong as his leg does.
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Old 03-23-2007, 05:42 AM   #4
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OK. that takes the cake for the worse bone breaking video i've ever seen. Even on the 3rd viewing it was still hard to watch. I"ll never feel the same way about squatting again. :wallbash:
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:09 AM   #5
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Is it just me or did it seem like his knees were WAY in?
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:38 AM   #6
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Looks like the biggest issue was stepping out to a wider stance after supporting the load. You have to shift the load from one leg to the other and the wider stance (with the knees in) did shift weight away from axial loading of the bone. Ouch, but I will still squat...I am a long way from bone snapping loads.

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Old 03-23-2007, 06:40 PM   #7
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I don't think there is a worse sound than the snapping of bone.
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Old 03-24-2007, 03:35 PM   #8
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"How much weight was he trying to squat?"

About 30kg more than his body was able to handle:-)

I showed this video to a friend of mine and his first response was "lucky those spotters were there or else he might have been seriously hurt" ... cracked me up:-)
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Old 03-24-2007, 06:42 PM   #9
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Wiseguy huh matt? lol

I thought Aussies didn't get sarcasm ;)

Any time the bar bends around your shoulders in a squat you know your lifting some serious weight.

Like I said, I hope his psyche's not affected, the mental aspect of recovery is worse then the actual physical.
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:56 PM   #10
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Yep we love sarcasm, it's the kiwi's that have trouble with it (they struggle with cricket too)

Did you see there was a related video on the youtube site of a failed clean? It is work/family safe although like the one above probably disturbing for small kids ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLp591jtBYA

Lucky this guy was skinny! Look how quickly the guys in the background move.
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