Fitness Influencer Justyn Vicky Dies After Barbell Falls on Neck During Squat at Bali Gym

Indonesian Fitness Influencer Dies After Barbell Falls on Neck During Squat at Bali Gym.

A tragic accident occurred at a gym in Bali, Indonesia, resulting in the death of a 33-year-old fitness influencer, Justyn Vicky.

According to Channel News Asia, the incident happened on July 15 while Justyn was attempting a squat press with a barbell on his shoulders.

In a viral video on social media, Justyn can be seen struggling to stand upright after going into the squat.

As he tries to hold the weight, the barbell drops on the back of his neck, causing him to fall back into a sitting position.

His spotter, who was supposed to provide assistance and support during the weightlifting, loses his balance and falls backwards with him.

Justyn was attempting to lift 210 kilograms of weight, Channel News Asia reported, citing UK-based newspaper.

The weight was too heavy for him, and it resulted in a broken neck and critical compression of vital nerves connecting to his heart and lungs.

Justyn was rushed to the hospital for treatment, but he died shortly after undergoing an emergency operation.

Since his death, tributes have been pouring in for Justyn Vicky, with the Paradise Bali, the gym where he worked, calling him a "beacon of inspiration, motivation, and unwavering support" in an Instagram post.

The incident highlights the importance of proper training and the need for spotters to provide assistance and support during weightlifting.

It is also a reminder to choose weights that are within our capabilities and to prioritize safety above all else.

Justyn's death is a tragic loss to the fitness community, and our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.