Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bench Pressing

Dave Tate from Elite FTS put up a great article on his site about effective spotting, after USC running back Stafon Johnson who was lifting in the USC weightroom, apparently lost control of the bar while doing a bench press( he was being spotted at the time). It landed on his neck and he was reportedly spitting up blood. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where surgery was soon performed.

I've had the pleasure of being a strength coach for many years,have spotted thousands of athletes, but I've never heard of such a serious accident. It's certainly not common, and let's hope we don't hear of it again.

Goodluck Stafon...FIGHT ON!

Be Safe and be Careful