BRIGHTON, England –
A British man was crushed to death while attempting to lift weights in his garage.
Chris Bailey, 28, decided to go for a workout Saturday after going out drinking with his landlord until 3:00am local time in Brighton, southeastern England, the Brighton Argus reported.
Landlord Oliver Steel, 57, found his body in the garage later that day after he woke up to find the front door open.
He told the newspaper, “I found him on the bench with the bar across his chest. I tried to wake him, but I knew he was dead. I had to try and lift the weight off him, which wasn’t easy because it was so heavy. I tried to resuscitate him, but he was gone.”
OK, so we’re making a bit of an assumption here, but I’d bet a f**kin’ nickel that poor Chris Bailey did not get laid that night. You’re not going to see me in my f**king garage benchpressing at 3AM if I was just smashing some high quality British poon. I’d probably be eating snacks at that point.
But in all seriousness, we could’ve saved our homeboy Chris’s life if he would’ve seen our post on bench press accidents . Here we go over a few tricks to benchpress safely by yourself. Rule #1, never put safety collars on the bar. This way you can slide the weights off if something goes wrong. There is a video demonstation in our article: Bench Press Safety for Dummies