An Indonesian fitness influencer recently tragically died after failing to lift a 210kg barbell.
According to A Report Way NDTVJustin Vicky, 33, was exercising at a gym in Bali on July 15 when the accident happened.
A video of the incident, which went viral on social media, showed Vicky attempting a squat press with a barbell.
Unable to support the weight, the 33-year-old can be seen falling backwards and the barbell falling behind his neck.
Even Vicky’s spotter (the person assigned to provide assistance during weight training) can be seen losing his balance and falling backwards.
Following the incident, Vicky was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved.
Channel News Asia The 33-year-old reportedly suffered a “collapsed neck and severe compression of vital nerves connecting the heart and lungs.”
He died shortly after undergoing emergency surgery.
As news of Vicky’s death spread, tributes poured in on social media for the influencer.
“Justin was more than just a fitness expert; he was a beacon of inspiration, motivation and unwavering support,” Paradise Bali Gym said on Instagram following the event.