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Amazingly, no one died in the making of this gym video

Close this gym immediately.


Fernando Alfonso III

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 17, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 6:20 am CDT

The typical feelings most people get when watching a YouTube video: sadness, anger, disbelief, utter depression, numbness. Add “crippling back pain,” and that list sums up this weightlifting lesson.

The following video was captured at an Albany crossfit facility and features people violently jerking a stacked weight bar above their heads. It’s the definition of cringe: the longer you watch it, the more you’re convinced that someone is going to get seriously hurt.

The video was uploaded in 2011 and has resurfaced after Reddit’s r/videos forum got hold of it.

“I watched the whole thing mouth agape, amazed that no one was horribly mangled,” scuzzzy commented.

“You mean bouncing the bar off your belly to get it above your hips and stumbling around isn’t good technique?” m1a1tanksauce added.

H/T Reddit | Screengrab via YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 17, 2013, 11:12 am CDT