Jonathan Cotton recorded the horrific moment he performed three reps of lifting the solid metal weighted log only for it to end in disaster.
After becoming light-headed, the gym fanatic can be seen placing the bar behind the safety latch before proceeding to bend down and lay on the ground.
But he had accidentally left his hand on the bar for too long, resulting in him
The 255lbs weight can be seen rolling off and thudding horizontally across Jonathan’s stomach as he screams in agony.
Appearing to shake, the speechless man attempts to push the weight off of his stomach.
He’s seen lying flat on the floor while grasping at his stomach.
The powerlifter was rushed to A&E to have an abdominal ultrasound after fearing he may have ruptured his organs.
Jonathon uploaded the grim video to Instagram a few days ago, light-heartedly making jokes about the accident he branded “a little mishap”.
He captioned it: “I had a little mishap while overhead pressing yesterday.
“I didn’t feel great afterwards so I went to the ER for an abdominal ultrasound just to make sure I didn’t rupture any organs.
“Everything turned out negative so I’m just gonna take a few days off and get back to it next week.
“Moral of the story? Don’t drop a log on yourself, it hurts.”
The video has now been viewed over 37,000 times.
One viewer commented: “Jesus, that took my breath away.
“I’m so glad you’re ok. Feel better soon.”
Someone asked: “On a scale of one to 10, how was the pain?”
Jonathon replied: “About a seven or 8 initially.”
The gym fanatic wasted no time in getting back to the gym after posting videos of himself powerlifting this morning.
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