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A gym-goer who got stuck under heavy weights shared how his “life was saved” by a spotter.
Entrepreneur and content creator Rob Lewy shared a video showing how another gym-goer helped him get out from under the crushing weight of a barbell while doing a bench press.
In the clip, Lewy - who has previously lifted 500 pounds in the position - is seen struggling to lift the barbell off his chest.
Thankfully, a spotter rushes over and helps Lewy put the huge barbell back on the rack.
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He posted the footage to TikTok and Instagram, where it quickly racked up millions of views.
On Instagram, Lewy captioned the clip: “Why does this always happen to me. Usually I'm able to recover after hitting pin, not this time.”
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In the comments, people praised the passerby, whereas others criticised him for lifting such a massive weight without a dedicated spotter.
One commenter wrote: “Spotter came in to do what he could and didn’t think twice.”
Another said: “Brother much respect but please use a spotter….that could have been a different narrative.”
In the TikTok comment section, one viewer quipped: “Damn even Hercules struggles sometimes?”
“He sacrificed his [lower] back to save you,” another said.
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