Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment an allegedly drunk gym-goer drops a barbell on himself while working out and face-plants the floor when trying to stand up.
The freak accident happened at a gym in Chongqing Municipality’s Changshou District in south-western China on 8th December.
Footage shows the gym member, Mr Xiao, doing bench presses when the heavy barbell accidentally slips from his hands and lands on his stomach.
Mr Xiao manages to sit up before dropping the barbell onto the floor, but he appears severely winded by the accident for which he did not brace himself.
When he stands up and tries to walk away, he takes all but two steps before losing consciousness and collapsing onto the mat in front of him.
He face-plants the floor and remains motionless as the video ends.
A spokesperson for the gym, which has not been named, told local media Mr Xiao was seen and tended to by staff members immediately after he fainted.
He woke up shortly after and was not in any serious condition.
The spokesman said: “We saw him right away, and he woke up afterwards.
“We took him to a hospital, but he’s completely fine.
“He suffered some soft tissue injuries and had a little to drink before [exercising].”
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