"The absolute first priority for anyone training with weights should be to avoid a catastrophic injury."
Bill notes that this should be obvious, but points to a series of tragic and disabling accidents that have left people dead or disabled.
I thought this when reading some on the weird thing that is T Nation the other day. It is a set of tales of catastrophic injuries including a powerlifter who shatters his spine while his pals laugh and triceps torn while benching, trying to present these dangers as acceptable, things to be overcome in a macho drive to success. Actually it comes across as stupid. Why the hell glory in disabling movements?
As I have said before: KEEP IT SAFE