Quote Originally Posted by scipio View Post
Agree - it looks like a young man lifting beyound his ability, maybe egged on by friends or peer preasure to look "big" which ended extremely badly.

"The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds."
If I understand the article correctly, he was left for around 30 minutes with the bar on him, do we really suspect friends would leave him like that for that long?

As someone who works in a gym i find male ego and people vastly overestimating their ability is a big one.

First timers trying to bench in the 00's routinely ends in disaster. Same with the only other exercise most of them know (bicep curl)