Fitness influencer and powerlifter Justyn Vicky died in a freak accident last week after being crushed while trying to deadlift more than 450 pounds.
Vicky, 33, was a nutritionist and personal trainer from East Java, Indonesia, according to the UK. daily mail. His Instagram account, which consists of bodybuilding videos and fitness tips, had a following of 30,000.
Bodybuilder Justyn Vicky dies at 33 after 400-pound weight breaks her neck 🙏😔 pic.twitter.com/AzVCeN88Uo
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) July 21, 2023
He specialized in the barbell squat, which is known to be a particularly dangerous form powerlifting.
Vicky acknowledged the dangers in a July 5 video in which she sought to educate others on how to properly execute the squat press.
“Done correctly, which it rarely is, a barbell squat doesn’t have to be that dangerous…done correctly, a barbell squat is capable of producing degrees of muscle gain that cannot be produced by any other exercise…it’s dangerous as hell,” the video stated, according to the statement. people magazine
Unfortunately, this warning came true for Vicky just 10 days later.
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During a July 15 Training session at The Paradise Bali gym in Sanur, Indonesia, tried to squat more than 450 pounds, but couldn’t hold back with the heavy weight on his shoulders, according to the Daily Mail.
Despite her spotter’s attempts to lift her weight, Vicky was unable to escape from under the bar.
A painful video shared on social media showed the moment the bar slipped around Vicky’s neck, causing him to fall forward under the weight.
The impact is obvious.
WARNING: The following video may disturb some viewers.
Bodybuilder Justyn Vicky, 33, dies after being crushed by a barbell while trying to squat more than 450 pounds in a horror accident. pic.twitter.com/jUFHsFSHrZ
— MiddleManMedia (@middlemanmediaa) July 21, 2023
The accident left Vicky with “a broken neck and critical compression of vital nerves connected to the heart and lungs,” the Daily Mail reports.
He was rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to an infection emergency procedure, according to the Daily Mail. Attempts to save his life were unsuccessful.
According to E! News, Justyn Vicky was in the middle of squatting with a spotter when the weight fell on her neck. He was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery, but was later pronounced dead. | @philstarlife
— The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) July 23, 2023
Paradise Bali gym issued a statement on Instagram last week in memory of Vicky and to celebrate “the profound impact she had on each and every one of us.”
“Justyn was more than a fitness expert; she was a beacon of inspiration, motivation and unwavering support. We were deeply touched by his infectious energy and genuine passion for helping others transform their lives,” the statement said.
“Every session with Justyn felt like so much more than just exercise. He created a nurturing environment where we felt safe to challenge ourselves, both physically and mentally. His belief in our potential pushed us beyond our limits, empowering us to discover the strength and resilience within ourselves…
“Today, as we say goodbye to our beloved Justyn, let us remember him as an extraordinary soul who dedicated his life to improving ours,” the statement continued. “To our beloved Justyn, your impact on our lives is immeasurable… Rest in peace dear friend. You will forever be in our hearts.”