Shit! This is one scary incident!!! Two days ago, Joni Komang shared a traumatic incident of a gym goer in Indonesia. Apparently, this guy was a fitness maniac who skipped a safety procedure when he was using the Smith machine. I did a little research and it seemed like this machine is mainly used for doing squats though it can be used for other exercises.
According to Joni, this guy did not use the safety pins during his workout with the Smith machine. This incident happened on the 24th of February, as mentioned by Joni, at the Celebrity Fitness centre in Supermall Surabaya.
It seemed that the equipment had slipped through his grip due to the excessive weight and hit his head which led him to bleed out. It is unclear if the man had died due to the incident, but as far as the translation goes from the Indonesian language, it would seem highly possible.
There were other commenters that did mention that this guy or rather most gym addicts love to “show off” their strength and will make such reckless moves.
Either way, I do hope that you (gym goers) will take all the safety measurements before using any gym equipment and will not overkill yourself in the process. Do it moderately, your body isn’t made out of steel, you know!