Bodybuilder’s pec muscle torn from bone during 220kg bench press in gruesome vid
A bodybuilder tore a muscle in his chest while bench pressing 220kg in horrifying footage.
Ryan "Big Rig" Crowley, from Yateley in Hampshire, was training with powerlifter Larry Wheels at a gym in Dubai earlier this week before disaster struck.
They had just lifted 180kg, but things took a nasty turn when they upped the weight by 40kg.
In a gruesome video, Ryan’s pectoral tendon is torn off the bone and is seen jutting out – as he collapses to the floor in agony.
After the accident, Larry set up a GoFundMe to cover the 23-year-old’s medical costs.
Fans then helped to raise more than $38,000 [£27,579] to pay for his surgery.
Ryan shared graphic photos of deep bruising which covered his arms and torso.
Doctors had to completely reconstruct his pec, with Ryan now on the road to recovery.
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He told his Instagram followers: “An incredible thank you so much to everyone who has been involved and supported me in this terrible time, it’s been extremely devastating, painful and very mentally and physically impossible, but I’m keeping as strong and positive as I can.
“I’m still in a lot of pain right now, my whole body is swollen from my toes to my hands, my stomach is extremely bloated and literally has a sack of fluid and inflammation, which literally wobbles as I move.
“The real road to recovery starts now, there’s a huge plan I need to follow to get this arm back into daily life then even further again getting it back into the gym.
“Hopefully praying that it works out as well as can be and I can get back on the bodybuilding stage with it working and looking good and finally win my pro card after a few years now of being so close.”
Social media users have since wished the bodybuilder a speedy recovery.
One posted on Facebook: “That looks so f*****g painful!!
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"You'll be back before you know it though ryan, dont sweat mate, looks like you have plenty of support all round the world.” [sic]
Another said: “Get well Big Rig! Sorry this happened to you brother. Very happy to see all the support you received from back home.”
A third added: “Ryan what a terrible thing to happen, fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.”
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