Each Friday, STACK brings you a video of an exercise gone horribly wrong. You may or may not learn something from it, but you will laugh very hard.
There's no way to begin commentary on this video without addressing the elephant in the room. Or, in this case, THE GIANT YELLOW SHRINE TO A DEAD PERSON IN THE ROOM.
Here's a list of the worst things to put behind the platform at a powerlifting competition:
1A. A corpse
1B. A huge photo of a dead person flanked by sunflowers
End of list.
Unfortunately, we don't know anything about the man being honored by this inappropriate shrine. We're left to assume that he is a kindhearted Ukrainian powerlifter named Yevhen who was crushed to death under the weight our hero hoists above his head in the video.
If that's true, the lifter should become a legend on the level of Chuck Norris the moment he breaks the bar. Ukrainian Chuck Norris doesn't just break records. He breaks the weights too. And without missing a beat, he walks off, only looking back to glare at the barbell.
Ukrainian Chuck Norris is so cool.
Fitness Fail Friday isn't always about an exercise getting the best of someone. Very rarely, it's the exercise that fails. You win this one, Chuck, and you've made Yevhen very proud.
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